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Anna Newell

Anna Newell

Image credit – El Porter McCullough

Anna Newell is one of Ireland’s leading theatre makers for young audiences, creating unique theatre adventures for audiences of babies, early years and children/young people with complex needs.

She created the world’s first BabyDay, introduced theatre for children and young people with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties) into Ireland and helped start baby theatre in South Africa.  Her work for Early Years audiences has been seen on six continents.

The shows are informed and inspired by their audiences at every stage of their creation and have human connection at their very heart.​

Tonic Theatre Award winner 2017 – for “women who are changing the face of theatre”

Ellen Stewart Award 2016 finalist – for “theatremakers whose work with/for young people has had a major social impact”.