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Sole Purpose Productions is a professional theatre company that creates theatre to investigate and illuminate social and public issues. Founded in 1997 Sole Purpose is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status and is core funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The company produces new work for theatre and non-theatre venues, working in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations to bring professional theatre to working class and marginalised communities, as well as touring theatres.

The company has produced high profile theatre tours such as the recent UK tour of the critically acclaimed Pits and Perverts by Micheál Kerrigan with script developed by Patricia Byrne and Life and Love: Lesbian Style by Hilary McCollum which won The Eva Gore Booth Award for Best Female Performance at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival in May 2014. Pits and Perverts, under the new title For The Love of Comrades, was produced by the New Conservatory Theatre Centre in San Francisco for a five week run to open its autumn 2015 season. Sole Purpose was awarded The Noel Walsh Freedom Award in 2012 and The Helen Harris Freedom Award in 2014 for making a significant contribution to LGBT rights and furthering the equality agenda through theatre work.

TOURING POLICY

Sole Purpose can tour productions for small to midscale theatre and community venues.

SOLE PURPOSE PRODUCTIONS TEAM

Artistic Director Patricia Byrne
Administrator Nicola Schnurr

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