Red Alchemy Theatre Company

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Formed in 2010 by Christine Scarry, Red Alchemy Theatre Company is based in the heart of Kilkenny City, although its performance locations remain flexible.  


We love to explore contemporary work, with a special interest in producing niche ensemble pieces.  Through innovative interpretations and high-calibre performances, we bring audiences on a memorable voyage into the magic of live theatre, constantly seeking to push creative boundaries, making art that is engaging, emotionally powerful and accessible to all.


As an unfunded, independent production company – Red Alchemy’s imagination, innovation and energy are limitless, but our means are not!  Our existence relies solely on the patronage of audiences, benefactors and sponsorship: your involvement and support is a vital element in sustaining the creation of exciting productions, development of new work and the mining of fresh talent, both locally and nationally.  Please get in touch if you or  your business would like to become part of the Red Alchemy story through ambitious, imaginative and mutually beneficial relationships.


We aim to engage, inspire and delight

2016 - Cabaret
2016 - Cabaret


2015 - Listen To My Heart: The Songs of David Friedman
2015 - Listen To My Heart: The Songs of David Friedman

2016 - Cabaret
2016 - Cabaret


Upcoming Events

  • Leading Lights - An Intimate Audience with...
    Time is TBD
    Watergate Theatre, Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland
    We are so disappointed to announce the postponement of our fabulous concert series with Killian Donnelly and Alex Sharpe. We will do our very best to get back up and running as soon as we are allowed to under the Covid-19 restrictions.
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Christine has been working as a freelance professional director of plays and musicals since 2001.  As both director and producer, she has worked with national and international casts on a range of outstanding productions at home and abroad, and has directed work to critical and commercial acclaim in New York City as well as in professional theatres all over Ireland.  


In that time she has developed a unique production style, her ultimate goal being the creation of an exciting theatrical and dramatic expression – both for the audience and the performers.  Christine likes to reproduce honest, passionate human reactions on stage, always encouraging actors to move beyond the script and address the underlying emotional or philosophical themes of a performance piece.


Before refocusing her career as a director and voice coach, Christine spent many years working as a professional actor and singer, and believes that it benefits a director to experience performing themselves from time to time to help best understand the actor’s process.  She made a brief return to the stage in 2019 to create the role of Emsy in New Fish at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.


Originally trained in voice and piano at the Conservatory of Music & Drama and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Christine holds a first-class MA in Theatre Studies (Directing) from Dublin City University, and is a member of AOTOS and the British Voice Association.