Past Production

The House (2015)

Written by Edie Shillue
Produced and directed by Patricia Byrne

An old house on a city street appears to be abandoned, but is in fact lived in by a group of foreign women. No one in the area pays much attention to it, it's just another house, they are just another group of foreigners. Apart from Marie, a local community worker, who watches a young woman staring out of one window at the same time every day. She has her suspicions but can she get anyone in the area to listen to her worries about what's going on in the house?

Cast and crew

Performed by Carleen Melaugh, Carmel McCallion, Nicky Harley, Asya Zuyeva, Abby Oliveira.

Production crew

Sha Gillespie, Asya Zuyeva

Tour dates

  • 18 May 2015 The Gasyard Centre Derry
  • 19 May 2015 The Womens Centre Derry
  • 19 May 2015 Strathfoyle Library
  • 20 May 2015 Old Library Trust Creggan
  • 21 May 2015 The Derry Playhouse
  • 21 May 2015 Pilots Row Community Centre
  • 22 May 2015 St Columbs Park House
  • 26 May 2015 Eglinton Community Hall
  • 27 May 2015 Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny
  • 28 May 2015 Shaftesbury Community Centre Belfast
  • 28 May 2015 The Barron Hall Glengormley
  • 29 May 2015 Clooney Hall Waterside
  • 5 March 2014 The Derry Playhouse

Reviews and comments

A massive thank you for the wonderful performance. The audience were very engaged and the feedback has been excellent

Finola Brennan, Donegal Anti-Trafficking Group

This was a thought provoking and accurate portrayal of human trafficking in Northern Ireland. The workshop following was beneficial to all who participated and helped clear up many of the myths that exist around the subject and its criminality.

Inspector Terence McKenna, PSNI

The performance and workshop was fantastic today. Over 30 women participated in the event and the group work and discussions were really effective.

Ann Marie White, Lower Ormeau Residents Action Group

Excellent medium for bringing across information, and making the audience aware of the human impact.

Audience member

It gave me a passion to do something, to create change.

Audience member


An extract filmed for NVTV