Blue Teapot is a multi-award winning Theatre Company, Performing Arts School and Outreach programme for people with intellectual disabilities at the forefront of arts & disability in Ireland. We are committed to high quality theatre, training and the celebration of creativity.
Our mission is to effect positive change in public consciousness concerning people with intellectual disabilities through the medium of theatre, allowing our members inherent talent and creativity to speak for itself.
THU 23 SEP
FRI 24 SEP
Sanctuary is the multi-award winning Irish feature film about Larry and Sophie’s love story, two people who long to be together in a world that does everything to keep them apart.
Both funny and heart-breaking, Sanctuary has been described by film critics as ‘visually delightful, emotionally sure and morally fierce’, ‘A really, really impressive piece of work’ and ‘A gripping blend of black comedy and hard-hitting social commentary’.
With Karen Murphy, Stephen Marcus, Eileen Gibbons, Tara Breathnach, Orla McGovern, Caroline Grace-Cassidy, Christopher Dunne and Richard Hickey.
Principal Funders: Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the support of RTÉ (Radió Telifis Éireann)
Available from 23-09 12:00 till 25-09 12:00
My Light Will Blind You (Documentary)
Documentary maker Fionn Rogers follows Into the Dark Woods playwright Charlene Kelly, director Petal Pilley, the cast and crew from rehearsals and set build in January 2021 through to what should have been the world premiere in March 2021.
We had originally planned for the world premiere to be in May 2020 and then transfer to the Abbey Theatre (Ireland's National Theatre). Sadly, it was postponed again until March 2021. However, as the global pandemic raged on, we have suspended the premiere until September 2022.
This intimate documentary follows the company's journey on creating Charlene's debut play as we witness the excitement of her fellow actors performing in a play written by her. We see first-hand the courage it takes a debut writer to fulfil the daunting task of writing a play that is brought to full production.
Charlene Kelly, Eileen Gibbons, Petal Pilley, Patrick Becker, Paul Connolly, Kieran Coppinger, Midie Corcoran, Jennifer Cox, Valerie Egan, Michael Hayes, Emer Macken, Orla Macken, Jason Scott, Ciara Moloughney & Niall Barrett.
Principal Funders: Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture
The Community Foundation of Ireland/RTE Does Comic Relief
Available from 20-10 12:00 till 22-10 12:00
Antonin Artaud, French dramatist, poet and actor spent two weeks during the summer of 1937 on the island of Inis Mór (Big Island) situated off the west coast of Ireland in Galway Bay.
84 years later, Artists Mélodie Lasselin and Simon Capelle from Zone Poème lead a theatre development week with actors from Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche (France), Blue Teapot Theatre Company (Ireland) and Teatr 21 (Poland).
This documentary follows the encounter of the actors & artists in October 2021 as they work and live together for one week on the smaller island of Inis Oírr (Island of the East), exploring Artaud’s time in Ireland and the unique landscape of the islands. They search for answers as to why he undertook the journey in the first place and investigate/study excerpts of his prolific writing.
The encounter of these artists from 3 different countries, speaking 3 different languages from 3 different theatre companies indicates an intriguing collaboration.
Director & Editor: Fionn Rogers
Sound: Jason Scott
Featuring: Mélodie Lasselin, Simon Capelle, Quentin Conrate,
Participants include: Paul Connolly, Valerie Egan, Kieran Coppinger, Cormac Crawford, Marie-Claire Alpérine, Dolorès Dallaire, Valérie Waroquier, Kévin Lefebvre, Maja Kowalczyk, Daniel Krajewski, Katarzyna Lalik and Wiktoria Siedlecka-Dorosz
Supporting Funder: Galway County Council.
Available from 15-11 12:00 till 25-11 12:00