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The Complex produces professional theatre productions set in immersive settings. It is interested in work that is of meaningful social value and its mission is to enrich local communities and promote well-being with inspiring productions about relevant and topical issues.

The Rose Tattoo Theatre Production

The Complex reawakens Tennessee William’s classic play The Rose Tattoo, in a transformative new translation by Vanessa Fielding and Catherine Joyce, resetting William’s play into a modern Irish Traveller context.

09-20 MAY 2023


'Dublin Will Show You How' is a provocative play that offers a gut-wrenching glimpse into the intimidation and isolation of women living in the culture of coercion and crime.

10 - 13 April 2019

fat dad

‘F.A.T. D.A.D.’, an acronym for the six counties under British rule, portrays the life of teacher, Fiachra Martin. His classroom acts as a symbol of a divided Ireland and the impact this perpetual tension has on lives of his students. 

13 - 15 February 2018


Mae lives with her son, Steo, but he is hell bent on revenge on a drug dealer who he believes is responsible for the death of his father. This musical play sets out to explore the world of Mae as she tries to restrain Steo from destroying his own life.

November 2017


In collaboration with the Abbey Theatre and Dublin City Council, 'Browbeating' worked with local womens’ groups who wanted to explore their experience of intimidation in Dublin’s North Inner City.  

23 May 2017

leaves of heaven

Francie Brady was a young boy in the early nineteen sixties Ireland, when he committed the brutal murder that is at the heart of the novel 'The Butcher Boy'. Now, many years later, Francie is one of the last residents of the Dundrum Mental Hospital ... 

13 - 22 October 2016


'Reassembled, Slightly Askew’ is an autobiographical live art piece by Shannon Yee, and is a co-production with The Complex. In 2008, Yee became critically ill with a rare brain infection which led to several life-changing surgeries. As part of her recovery ...


13 - 24 September 2016 

Kick Start The Complex

The Complex is an empowering enterprise where artists are changing the fate of building development. Many local businesses have donated services and gifts to 'The Complex' but the cost of equipment for the basic infrastructure to get it up and running cannot be avoided.  Just one night will get it started.

on the batter

A deeply dark comedy about the fragility of love and loyalty in a world where success is measured by how far you push others down, ‘On The Batter’ is the new full-length play from The Complex writer-in-residence Anthony Goulding.

December 2011


"Iron is an important and thought-provoking piece of theatre, which questions how we treat female prisoners without canonizing or patronizing them."  - Irish Theatre Magazine 

18 - 28 May 2011


Explores the complexities of change, the challenges to a community and the prospect of a new way of being. With over twenty characters, this epic piece of site-specific drama offers the audience a unique, immediate, human experience.

11 - 21 March 2009

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