Lane Productions is one of Irelandís most successful independent theatre production companies. Formed in 1998 by Pat Moylan and Breda Cashe the company has acquired a reputation for producing top quality theatre for both the Irish and international markets. Pat Moylan has recently been appointed Chairman of the Arts Council. She was the Artistic Director of Andrews Lane Theatre for 19 years until it closed in August 2007. She has also worked as a freelance producer both in theatre and film. Her credits include a film adaptation of Borstal Boy directed by Peter Sheridan and Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones for Dublin, the West End and Broadway, Thoroughly Modern Millie for Londonís West End and Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer. Prior to forming Lane Productions, Breda Casheís career spanned a number of disciplines including graphic design, public relations, event management, arts marketing as a freelance producer on a number of national and international events including the Opening Ceremony and celebrity concert to mark Irelandís Presidency of the E.U. In 2006 she made her debut as a director, directing the critically acclaimed production of Deadline by Robert Massey. Donal Shiels completes the Lane team. He was the director of the St Patrickís Festival for the past five years and before that he managed the China / Ireland Cultural Exchange and worked extensively in opera, theatre, dance and music management.
During the first 11 years Lane Productions have produced over 30 plays, mostly in Andrews lane Theatre but also in venues throughout Ireland and the UK, Londonís West End, Canada, the US and as far away as Australia.
The Companyís most recent credits include the critically acclaimed 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff - the final show to be staged at Andrews Lane prior to its closure, Over And Out and Deadline - two new plays by Robert Massey, The Blind Fiddler by Marie Jones which played to capacity houses in the Belfast Opera House and the Assembly Rooms at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival and The Nativity - What The Donkey Saw, a Christmas show at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum. Earlier productions include the widely acclaimed and highly successful 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose.
Lane Productions is probably best known for its production of Alone It Stands written and directed by John Breen. This play has been in constant production since 2000 and has continued to entertain and captivate audiences both at home and abroad. It had a successful Ďlimited seasoní at the Duchess Theatre in Londonís West End and it played as a co-production in the Sydney Opera House.
Another Lane Production success is I Keano. This musical took Ireland by storm when it was launched in 2004 and it played to capacity houses in the Olympia Theatre Dublin, returning on five occasions and to many venues throughout the country.
Lane Productions are delighted to be the producers of the world stage premiere of The Shawshank Redemption based on the novel by Stephen King.