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Big Telly Theatre Company

Big Telly Theatre Company

Co-founded in 1987 by Artistic Director Zoe Seaton, a drama graduate of Kent University and Portstewart native, Big Telly Theatre Company has become one of the longest established professional theatre companies in Northern Ireland and celebrated its 30th anniversary year in 2017. Often touring both nationally and internationally, Big Telly has produced innovative and creative collaborative pieces with community involvement and participation at its heart. In 2018, the company’s co-founder and Artistic Director, Zoe Seaton, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Ulster University for her long-standing contribution to drama and the arts in Northern Ireland.

The archive material in this collection consists of ephemera (leaflets, publicity, posters) and a selection of photographs relating to Big Telly productions from the 1980s and 1990s, including plays such as Onions, The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne, I Can See the Sea, My Mother Said I Never Should and Cuchulainn.

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