Check out our media library below to enjoy some of our past works. You can also visit our 'Past Productions' page to delve deeper into our online archive.
Paul Artherton has had work broadcast on RTE and play's realised by Southbank. We're delighted to present this short work which reimagines what theatre can be and plays on the new norms forced by the pandemic.
A specially commissioned dance piece for the 4 Corners Festival 2021.
A poignant 20 minute play about motherhood and adoption. Performed by Genevieve Swift, Lucy Bailie and Marina Hampton for the 4 Corners Festival 2021. For more info on Dorset writer, Linda Morse, see www.bobtheatre.co.uk
A celebration of artistic inspiration in drama, music, poetry, comedy and song for the 4 Corners Festival 2021
A Plague on All Our Houses, hosted by Matthew Sharpe, from the Bright Umbrella Circuit Maker festival, November 2020.
A one man show written by Phil Orr - acted and sung by Trevor Gill. Alan is in trouble and his life is falling apart. He's lost his girlfriend, his car and his job. A story of one man's fight against addiction.
Watch the full show here.
All the World's a Stage from the Bright Umbrella Circuit Maker festival, November 2020.
Unholy War from the Bright Umbrella Circuit Maker festival, November 2020.
Pure Mental is our 'seriously funny' sketch show about mental health. It has toured schools, colleges, community groups and prisons. Watch it in full here.
Bright Umbrella was formed in February 2017. Since then we've come a long way! Highlights have included appearances at festivals, schools work, the establishment of The Little Theatre and our first ever Irish theatre tour. Click below for a narrated slideshow detailing our short history to date (April 2020)
'They have tied me to a stake. I cannot fly,
But, bearlike, I must fight the course' In Sept 2017 our production of Macbeth included a movement piece depicting Macbeth's last stand. Watch an early rehearsal here
Bright Umbrella's Othello toured schools, colleges and regional theatres throughout Ireland from 2018 to 2019. Watch the trailer here.
In February 2019 Bright Umbrella actors Glenn McGivern and Christine Clarke helped the NI charity Harmoni celebrate its 130th Anniversary by recreating some scenes from the charity's past. including a young couple debating whether they should seek help... Harmoni provides accommodation and support for people with special needs and homeless people. harmoni.org.uk
The second of our two videos celebrating the 130th anniversary of the NI charity 'Harmoni'
THE BRIGHT UMBRELLA DRAMA CO. present ‘Dean & The Devil’ by Philip Orr.
One man’s poignant, funny and uplifting struggle against alcohol addiction. Acted by Trevor Gill. Filmed by Alan Meban.
THE BRIGHT UMBRELLA DRAMA CO. ‘Dean & The Devil’ ag Philip Orr i láthair. Streachailt thochtmhar, ghreannmhar agus spreagúil fhear amháin in aghaidh andúile alcóil. Taibhithe ag Trevor Gill. Scannánaithe ag Alan Meban. Nasc tabhartais: paypal.me/brightumbrelladrama
- "Absolutely Fabulous and on point, well done Trevor Gill Bravo"
- "This is a very entertaining one man play. But a whole lot more than that , it lets you into the world of Alan, realising he is an alcoholic. Listen to him, his story is worth it , it may help, it may just give you HOPE". Liz
The show is free of charge but you can make donation at: paypal.me/brightumbrelladrama
Feile an Phobail (aka the West Belfast Festival) is Ireland's largest community arts festival. Feile is presently showing a film of a live performance of 'Dean & the Devil' recorded at Downpatrick, Northern Ireland in 2021. Click the link below!