About us

A little about Big Telly.

About us

A little about Big Telly.

Big Telly was established in 1986 by Zoe Seaton. Since then, the company has grown to be one of Northern Ireland’s longest established and respected theatre companies. The company has a long tradition of touring theatre work, and has become an expert in site responsive and participation theatre.

It has been one of the biggest employers in the performance sector in the province, and has a reach beyond its small core staff.

 

Big Telly are based at Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart on the north coast of Northern Ireland. We are a touring theatre company as well as producers of a range of site specific work and participation projects. With the depth and range of our output, we inevitably are involved in partnership working with many organisations and our diverse work reaches into areas of tourism, heritage, community safety and mental health.

 

Big Telly team

Zoe Seaton
Artistic Director


Zoe is the founder and artistic director of Big Telly. She is one of Northern Ireland’s most respected theatre directors, and has worked extensively in the UK. In 2018, Zoe was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Ulster for her commitment to the dramatic arts in NI.

Fran Porter
General Manager & Producer


Fran is an experienced media producer running an independent media production company in the UK for ten years. She has a background in participatory work and event management.

Linda McCracken
Project Manager


Linda has been with Big Telly since 1900. She manages  a wide range of projects, including Big Telly’s immersive theatre games.

Collette Quigley
Finance Manager


As the company’s financial manager, Collette navigates the company finances and keeps a tight rein on budgets and governance .

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Big Telly’s work couldn’t happen without the ongoing support of our funders.

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Phone - +44 (0)28 7083 6473
Email - info@big-telly.com

Address

Big Telly Theatre Company c/o Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, BT55 7HU

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