SHIVA through his dance brings the world into creation, driven to solve the quandary of life; how to live life to the full, how to savour the reality of the most trivial moment while remaining fully attuned to the cosmic and metaphysical dimension which threatens to reduce that moment to insignificance. Shiva lives out the extremes of life. In him, the sacred and the profane express to perfection. His life exemplifies in the extreme the essential urge to being and non-being. his striving reflects the heart and soul of all human endeavour.

Robert Harrington and Charleigh Bailey in Forgiveness (2016)

Shiva Productions is a Dublin-based touring theatre company founded in 2011, primarily focused on presenting new writing from Ireland, the UK and abroad.

We strive to encourage new Irish writing, reinvigorate the classics for todays’ audiences, premiere exciting international work in Ireland, showcase Irish writing abroad, resurrect and tour older plays that deserve greater exposure, and work with actors and artists of all nationalities.

We believe audiences are seeking an exhilarating experience when they come to a live theatre performance, and we strive to meet that expectation. While our work is uniquely Irish, we aim to capture the universality of human experience, so that our work can resonate on an international stage.

We are particularly interested in exploring performance in ordinary, everyday spaces. Through this work we aim to challenge the perception of theatre in terms of where it takes place, and its relevance in people’s lives. To date we have staged work in conventional theatre spaces, and non-theatrical public spaces.