Studio Perform

New Writing for Theatre by Áine Ryan

Up the hill Jackie

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Past Perfomances

The sell out debut show of Up the hill Jackie happened in The Source, Thurles on January 14th 2017.

Up the hill Jackie returned to The Source on Friday March 3rd for another successful showing.

We brought the show to Central Arts, Waterford for two shows on March 24th and 25th and had another two great shows.

Upcoming Shows

Up the hill Jackie returned to The Source on Friday March 3rd after a successful premiere in January. The next show will take place at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles on Friday March 3rd at 8pm. Tickets are €13. Book now at

We will then be bringing the show to Central Arts, in the heart of Waterford city, for two shows on the 24th and 25th of March at 8pm. Tickets are €12 and can be booked online at

We will be bringing the show to Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the entire month of August. Tickets are not on sale yet but keep a date free to come see us if you are in Edinburgh!


‘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)