The Gods are Angry, Miss Kerr and the Red Kettle Theatre Company, a Case Study

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Based on research conducted with Dr Richard Hayes this lecture considered how regional theatre companies that emerged during the 1980s constituted a new force in Irish theatre practice. This lecture considered theatre practice emanating from regional centres during that period and how arts policy and practice in the Republic of Ireland reflected a debate around autonomy that involved complex negotiations around the national de-centralization of power and wealth. The lecture considered theatre practice island-wide, and focuses on the play The Gods are Angry, Miss Kerr (1985) by Waterford playwright Jim Nolan for the Waterford-based Red Kettle Theatre Company as a means of considering some aspects of the history of Irish theatre of the period.
Period18 Feb 2018
Held atWexford Library Service, Wexford County Council, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Theatre
  • Red Kettle Theatre Company
  • Jim Nolan
  • 1980s
  • Arts Council of Ireland