CallBack theatre was founded in 2001 by Cora Fenton and John Sheehy. Since its inception, CallBack has produced and toured all over the country at festivals and venues with a number of plays.

CallBack is now primarily focusing on producing and touring new work written by John Sheehy.

John works extensively as a writer and director and is co-founder of CallBack theatre. John’s first two plays were the critically acclaimed Set in Stone and Fred & Alice.

CallBack was awarded a Touring and Dissemination of Work Grant by the Arts Council for Fred & Alice. The tour took place between March and June 2014. Fred & Alice then transferred to the Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland where it played to packed houses and received a 5 star review from The Herald Scotland. Further national and international touring is currently being planned for Fred & Alice for 2015.

John received a Theatre Artist in Residence Award at Friars’ Gate Theatre in 2013 from the Arts Council during which he wrote The Hole (premiering Spring 2015). He has recently been awarded a second year as Artist in Residence at Friars’ Gate Theatre during which he will be writing a new play Dog Shit City.


CallBack is committed to presenting performances nationally and has begun this year to develop links internationally. CallBack also tours fun, educational puppet shows for children.


Co-Artistic Director Cora Fenton
Co-Artistic Director John Sheehy


  • The Hole by John Sheehy (Bewley's Café Theatre 2015)

  • Men Without Souls by John Sheehy (Friars' Gate Theatre 2014)

  • Fred & Alice by John Sheehy (Bewley's Café Theatre 2013)

  • Set in Stone by John Sheehy (Friars' Gate Theatre 2010)

  • Arsehammers and Bonfire Night by Claire Dowie (Unitarian Church 2008)