Asylum Productions is a collaborative affiliation of theatre artists dedicated to the development and presentation of new work: through both new writing and the development of new forms of theatre. Our work always has a social dimension: exploring the human experience in contemporary society through diverse forms of story-telling. Since our foundation in 1998, we have presented a number of critically acclaimed productions of new and contemporary works, touring nationally and internationally. Our flexible structure allows us to develop innovative work that is artist-led, creating an eclectic body of work ranging from the re-investigation of an absurdist classic (Bald Prima Donna), to cutting edge contemporary Irish writing (Enda Walsh, Peter Gowen), to developing new forms of theatre presentation: merging puppetry, physical & object theatre (Cleaner, Red Lola). Our work is production-driven: Asylum does not have an administrative infrastructure. Instead, we work from project to project, in partnership with existing arts and community organisations, venues and festivals; sharing resources, reducing our administrative costs and focusing our financial resources on creating quality theatre.


We will tour to anywhere with a kettle.


Co-Artistic Director Donal Gallagher
Co-Artistic Director Medb Lambert


  • The Chronicles of Oggle by Peter Gowen (The Mall Arts Centre 2013)

  • Chancy Brothers by Colm Lowney, Medb Lambert ( Mood Indigo Festival, India 2012)

  • Cleaner by Medb Lambert, Donal Gallagher ( Dublin Fringe Festival 2010)

  • Red Lola by Medb Lambert, Marcus Bale, Donal Gallagher ( Cork Midsummer Festival 2009)

  • Six By Sundown by Ciaran Ruby ( National Heritage Week/Camphill 2008)

  • Pondlife Angels by Enda Walsh (Granary Theatre 2005)

  • Wanderings by Ursula Rani Sarma (Granary Theatre 2000)



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