Pat Moylan presents 

Beowulf: The Blockbuster

Written and performed by
Developed and directed by
Designed by
Lighting by
Sound Design by

Assistant Producer
Production Photography

Bryan Burroughs
David Horan
Maree Kearns
Kevin Smith
Philip Stewart

Pat Moylan
Vincent Brightling
Sue Hyman (Edinburgh)
Sinead McPhillips 
Amanda Gentile, courtesy of Irish Arts Center


Originally developed in 2013 as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe FestivalFishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.


Bryan Burroughs Writer and Performer.PNG

Bryan trained at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College. Theatre highlights as an actor include: Johnny Patterson The Singing Irish Clown (Barabbas) Irish Times Theatre Award Best Supporting Actor 2009, A Christmas Carol (The Ark), Act Without Words II (Company SJ) in NYC, Dublin & London, The Blanch (Carpet), Can You Catch A Mermaid? (The Pavilion), The Children of Lir (The Abbey), My Foot My Tutor (Articulate Anatomy) Absolut Fringe Award 2004 Best Actor; and for television The Beo Show (RTÉ).

As DirectorFight Night (Rise) double award winner Absolut Fringe 2010.

As Movement DirectorStones in His Pockets (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Cork and Galway) Zoe’s Play (The Ark), Macbeth (Second Age), Fool For Love (Peacock), Myrmidons (Ouroborus).

Bryan has taught movement at Trinity College Dublin, Accademia dell’Arte in Italy and currently teaches Physical Theatre at The Lir Academy, Dublin -  Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art.


David Horan Director

David is an IFTA Award-Winning Screenwriter and Artistic Director of Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin.

Directing highlights include: These Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan (Edinburgh Fringe First Winner/DTF 2012), Moment by Deirdre Kinahan (Bush Theatre, London), Hue and Cry by Deirdre Kinahan (Project and Solstice Arts Centres), Pineapple by Phillip McMahon (Calipo), Macbeth and Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel (Second Age), Dear Frankie by Niamh Gleeson (Gaiety Theatre), In The Pipeline, a new play by Gary Owen (Paines Plough/Oran Mor Theatre, Glasgow), The Death of Harry Leon, a new play by Conall Quinn (Ouroboros Theatre Company and Winner of the Stewart Parker Award for Best New Play 2009), Danti-Dan by Gina Moxley, Way to Heaven by Juan Mayorga (Galloglass), Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (Once-Off Productions, part of the Rep Experiment), Wallflowering by Peta Murray (TallTales), Can You Catch A Mermaid?Peter Pan (Pavilion Theatre), The World’s WifeLady SusanTo Kill A Dead Man, and the award-winning Tick my Box! (all with Inis Theatre).


Pat Moylan, is a leading international producer and a former Chairman of the Arts Council of Ireland. Pat produced the multi-award-winning Stones In His Pockets (Edinburgh 1999) and subsequent global productions.  This year she is producing Beowulf: The Blockbuster in Ireland (Dublin, Carlow, Listowel, Cork), New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Pat first produced Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones at Andrews Lane Theatre in 1999. The following year it went on to play London’s West End for five years and also transferred to Broadway. Pat also co-produced Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer by Aidan Dooley which went on to win a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has since played to capacity houses in the much larger Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

In 2001, Pat founded Lane Productions with Breda Cashe and the successful duo have produced a number of highly acclaimed shows including Alone It Stands12 Angry MenDeadline84 Charing Cross RoadI Keano, and The Field with Brian Dennehy. Pat has also produced a number of other shows in London’s West End including Thoroughly Modern MillieTriple Espresso and Women on the Verge of HRT. She has also produced two films The Breakfast and Borstal Boy, both directed by Peter Sheridan.

In 2012 Pat produced A Galway Girl by Geraldine Aron which played at Galway Arts Festival in 2013 and also at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin.