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Limerick's Leading Lights

Honoured by Limerick Council in 2015 for our outstanding contribution to the arts, and our role as cultural ambassadors for the city, Bottom Dog have been making theatre for nearly a decade.

We are one of Limerick’s leading independent theatre companies with a growing reputation nationally and internationally having debuted in New York in Autumn 2015, winning Best Actor at Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival with Language UnBecoming A Lady.


From Shakespeare to MacIntyre, drama to musical - our productions present an eclectic mix of forms, interpreting classic texts and developing new work by our ensemble, and embracing stories that speak to us and need to be told...

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Over 150 actors, over 25 directors and 32 plays spanning centuries and continents - our month long seasons of readings are an annual fixture in Limerick's arts calendar...

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From in school drama workshops, to poetry collaborations and corporate roleplay - Bottom Dog's work doesn't stop on the stage...

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Bottom Dog's mission is to keep the professional practice of theatre alive in Limerick

We empower artists to base themselves in their native city working collaboratively and creatively, while at all times prioritising the creation of challenging productions that offer direct employment and encourage a commitment to a career in the theatre.

An elemental, immersive experience. Terrifying, savage, brilliant - Donal Ryan (Cara Magazine)


Since 2009, we have produced 12 main stage shows, 8 seasons of rehearsed readings and toured to over 30 venues nationwide

What Happened Bridgie Cleary

by Tom MacIntyre

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A Chip in the Sugar

by Alan Bennett

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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

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Killer Kabaret

by Bottom Dog

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Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

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Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

by Bill Russell and Janet Wood

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by Myles Breen and Mike Finn

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The Revenger's Tragedy

by Mike Finn

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Language UnBecoming A Lady

by Myles Breen

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