Throughout each year we hold four scriptwriting workshops called Theatre Lab. Theatre Lab is a place where writers with scripts for film, stage, radio or TV can see their work stood up in a creative environment. An active ‘on the floor’ event, with actors associated with Sole Purpose Productions reading in the parts, Theatre Lab is facilitated by Patricia Byrne, artistic director of Sole Purpose Productions plus a guest facilitator.

In the past, guest facilitators have included Hanna Slattne from Tinderbox Theatre Co, local film makers Margo Harkin and Anne Crilly, Louise Stephens Alexander from The Royal Court Theatre London, Lisa Fitzpatrick from the University of Ulster, Paula McFetridge from Kabosh Theatre Co and Zoe Seaton from Big Telly Theatre Company.


Bringing professional theatre to communities

Sole Purpose is a company limited by guarantee, registration number NI37481 and is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charity, reference number NIC100618