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The BCT Team

Photo by Keith Jordan

Bewley’s Café Theatre is run by a part-time team of three people.

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Artistic Director

David Horan

David is the Artistic Director of Bewley’s Café Theatre in Dublin. He is also a freelance director and an award winning writer.
He adapted and directed Colm Toibin's The Blackwater Lightship at the Gaiety Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. His play CLASS,  co-written and directed with Iseult Golden, also premiered in the Dublin Theatre Festival and won Best Theatre Script, ZeBBie Awards from the Writers Guild of Ireland and an Edinburgh Fringe First Award.  Other writing credits include Belonging to Laura, a contemporary film adaptation of Lady Windermere’s Fan (Accomplice/TV3) and The Importance of Being Whatever, an adaption of Earnest (IFTA Winner 2012). He directed Lisa Tierney-Keogh’s play This Beautiful Village, which premiered to a sold out run in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and its online adaptation, This Beautiful Virtual Village.
Other directing credits include: Beowulf: the Blockbuster (Edinburgh Fringe Stage Award, IAC New York, NY Times Critic’s Pick), These Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan (Edinburgh Fringe First Winner/DTF 2012), Moment (Bush Theatre, London), Pineapple (Calipo/DTF), Hue and Cry (IAC New York Times Critics Pick, Bewleys), Macbeth, Dancing at Lughnasa (Second Age), In The Pipeline (Paines Plough/Oran Mor Theatre, Glasgow), The Death of Harry Leon (Winner of the Stewart Parker Award for Best New Play 2009), and the award-winning Tick my Box! (Inis Theatre).

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Venue and Technical Manager

Colm Maher

Colm is the technical and FOH manager of Bewley’s Café Theatre. He has designed lighting for most of the theatre’s in-house productions and many touring productions. He is also venue and technical manager for Bewley’s Café Theatre during the Dublin Fringe Festival.


In 2021 Colm was the creator and producer of Bewley’s Café Theatre inaugural WALKABOUT season – a series of outdoor performances set in Dublin’s historic parks, as part of keeping theatre alive during the pandemic. The season was nominated for a Special Judge’s Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards.

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Administrator and Producer

Iseult Golden

Iseult has been working part-time for Bewley's Cafe Theatre for over ten years as well as working freelance as a writer and director based in Dublin, Ireland. She deals with much of the day-to-day management involving audiences and visiting artists and is most likely the person who will first respond to your email if you get in touch with us.

Her own writing work includes CLASS, Belonging to Laura (IFTA Nomination) and The Importance of Being Whatever (IFTA Winner) with David Horan. Solo writing includes Fireworks, The Roy Rap (Jam Media/CBBC) and Fair City.

Directing work includes Next Please... by Aisling O'Mara (Bewley's Cafe Theatre, WALKABOUT season 2021),  CLASS by Iseult Golden and David Horan (DTF/Peacock/Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), Breathless by John McKenna (Orion/Danu), Connected by Karl Quinn and Will Irvine (Fringe/Project Arts Centre), Payback by Maria McDermottroe and Marion O'Dwyer (Show in a Bag/Fishamble), Buridan’s Ass by SR Plant, and Mangan’s Last Gasp by Gerard Lee 
Iseult also teaches at the Lir National Academy, Ireland.

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