We do plays. 

Critical praise for Season 1-

‘…a wonderful, important play, which to my mind should have been on the stage of the national theatre, in exactly the production and casting given to it by Glass Mask: with seminal, devastating performances from Rex Ryan and Ruairi Heading’ The Irish Sunday Independent.

SEASON 2 - Coming Soon.

Previously -

' THE PRICE OF LIFE ' - A season of Jimmy Murphy plays for Glass Mask Theatre. 2018 - 2019.


Glass Mask Theatre- We do plays.

A Dublin based theatre company directed by Rex Ryan.

We will stage plays that speak with a blazing intensity to the times we live in.

We commit to giving the audience a theatrical experience of depth and excitement.


Artistic Director   

Rex Ryan 

Associate Actor

Ruairi Heading

Glass Mask Theatre; presenting plays that speak intensely to the times we live in. We commit to the playwright and will stage work, new and classic, from Irish and International playwrights who possess a fire and passion for the stage.


The Seamster’s Daughter

Smock Alley, April 15th - May 4th 2019.

Written and Directed by Jimmy Murphy.

Cast: Rachel Pilkington, Úna Crawford O’Brien, Aoife O’Sullivan, and Michael Ford-FitzGerald.

Production Team: Michael Browne, Rachael Kivlehan, and Larissa Brigatti

Thanks to Smock Alley Theatre, RTÉ Supporting the Arts, and ArtificialGrass.ie

After the success of Glass Mask Theatre’s debut production ‘Idlewild’ by Jimmy Murphy, Smock Alleys company in residence invites you back to the Boys School for Jimmy’s latest play, The Seamster’s Daughter.

Megan always dreamt of meeting her birth father, but after discovering she was conceived through rape she sets out in search of a monster.

Through Megan’s story Glass Mask presents a challenging and conflicting drama that looks at consent, choice and the right to life.


IDLEWILD - by associate playwright Jimmy Murphy

A gangland tragedy in one act.

'...a wonderful, important play... with seminal, devastating performances from Rex Ryan and Ruairi Heading' The Irish Sunday Independent.


Written and Directed;

Jimmy Murphy



Ruairi Heading, Rex Ryan

Production Team

Andy Murray / The company - Set

Mags Keohane - Producer

Dara Hoban - Lights

Migle Ryan - Admin / Production 

Michael Browne - Media


RTE- Supporting the arts.

DCC Support.


IDLEWILD - Dublin 2018, a bitter gangland feud between two childhood friends has reached a deadly impasse, now only a sacrifice can end the bloodshed.

As they secretly meet to dig open the grave of their best friend, Donnie and The Rev reflect on their journey from the streets of Dublin to the heads of two powerful crime gangs. An exhilarating insight into the criminal world and how it does business, IDLEWILD - When two men play God...The Devil decides who wins.

**** - Show of The Week - Mail On Sunday

'Idlewild is utterly gripping in its calm, tight menace and its portrayal of the twisted moral codes that have led to certain areas of Dublin being almost no-go areas for law-abiding citizens' - The Sunday Independent.