Studio Perform

New Writing for Theatre by Áine Ryan

Up the hill Jackie

Upcoming Show

Up the hill Jackie on 14th January 2017 at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles at 8pm. Tickets €13. Book now at


‘An intense, poetic study of loneliness, cruelty and rural isolation, Kitty in the Lane is a mesmeric continuation of the Irish literary tradition…It is rare to find a writer and performer whose gifts work together with such wonderful intensity and imagination…anticipate something that will leave you haunted.’
★★★★★ (Broadway Baby)

‘An extraordinary accomplishment as both playwright and actress.’ ★★★★★ (Charles Kruger, TheatreStorm)

”Kitty in the Lane’ does some of the things Irish contemporary drama does best.’ (Edinburgh Guide)

‘Áine Ryan is a wondrous actor. A full-blooded, committed portrayal of a woman in lonely, mental decline. This is visceral monologue, in the hands of a superb performer. Highly recommended.’ (Fringe Review)

‘An Irish gem…Áine Ryan is a wonder to watch.’ (The Public Reviews)

‘Ryan writes beautifully.’ (The Stage)

‘Ryan’s writing has a lovely, authentic tone…the people she speaks of and the places they go to sparkle with life and truth.’ (The Scotsman)

‘An exceptionally promising first piece.’ (San Francisco Chronicle)