Our mission is simple: to tell great stories well. We bring the best of Irish drama to the U.K and beyond.

Nick Danan

Artistic Director & Producer

Nick has been an actor for over 20 years and has worked extensively in theatre including The West End, Shakespeare's Globe and major U.K. Tours.

For Strange Fish:  "Quietly", "The Turn of the Screw" (Actor/Producer), "The Match Box" (Producer).

Productions include: "Professor Bernhardi" ([Foreign Affairs]/Exeter Barnfield Theatre),  "The Titanic Boys" (Grand Opera House, Belfast), "The Shadow of A Gunman" (Tricycle), "Antony & Cleopatra" (Globe), "The Quare Fellow" (Tricycle, UK tour), "This Lime Tree Bower" (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry & Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" (Garrick Theatre), "Macbeth" (Kents Cavern & Poole's Cavern), "When the Fallen Sang" (Lightning Ensemble),  "Sommer 14", "Over the Bridge" (Finborough),  "Juno & the Paycock" (Leicester Haymarket), "Gym & Tonic" (Hull Truck).

Paul Lloyd


For Strange Fish:  "Quietly" (Actor & Designer), "The Turn of the Screw" , "The Match Box"(Designer/Producer)

Paul trained with Ann Kavanagh in Dublin and at The Poor School in London. He has worked s an actor for more than 25 years. His Theatre work includes, The Lonesome West and Dancing at Lughnasa (New Vic, Stoke), Antony and Cleopatra, In Extremis, Othello, King Lear and The Frontline (The Globe). The Lieutenant of Inishmore (RSC at the Garrick), The Quare Fellow (Tricycle and UK Tour).


He was a founder member of Juno Theatre Company which toured extensively in the UK and Ireland.

Matt Dunphy


For Strange Fish: "Quietly" (Actor/Producer), "The Turn of the Screw" (Movement Director), "The Match Box" (Producer)

Matt trained as an actor at the Samuel Beckett Centre in Dublin. Theatre includes: "The Boy Soldier" (Garter Lane, Waterford), "The Dandy Dolls" (Peacock, Dublin), "The Quare Fellow" (Tricycle, UK tour), "You Never Can Tell" (West End, UK tour) and "Coriolanus" (Globe)

Matt co-founded and ran an Irish Arts collective in London called Seanchai Nua. In Waterford he co-founded and ran a theatre company for young audiences called Blank Page Theatre. Matt performs his own poetry at numerous spoken word events. He is also collaborating  with Orla Fitzgerald on a one woman play called "Daylight Walking"

James O'Donnell
 Associate Director
For Strange Fish: "Quietly", "The Turn of the Screw", "The Match Box"

Directing credits include: "House of America" (Jack Studio),  "Detour" (Royal Opera House), "Poles for UKIP", "Pop", "Jenny, Jack & Jo", "African Americana" (Theatre 503), "Kafka V Kafka" , "Ocean of Loneliness" (Etcetera Theatre), "Exponentially Worse" (Southwark Playhouse), "The Poet" (Riverside Studios)

James previously worked extensively in theatre as an actor. He was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award for his performance in "Henry IV"  whilst at the RSC.



Angela Marray

Communications Director


For Strange Fish: "The Match Box" (Actor)

Angela trained as an actor at Central School of Speech & Drama and the Poor School, London. Over the years she has played a wide variety of roles in theatre, film, TV and radio. Her theatre credits include: ‘Grace Hardy’ in The Faith Healer by Brian Friel for New Perspectives and the Old Vic’s acclaimed production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa in which she played ‘Kate Mundy’ (and was understudy to Niamh Cusack and Michelle Fairley); and received rave reviews for her portrayal of ‘Valerie’ in the Scottish premiere of The Weir. (Pitlochry Festival Theatre)


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