Áine Flanagan is an Irish Freelance Producer. After touring both Ireland and the United Kingdom for several years as a Company and Stage manager, Áine moved to the UK full time to pursue a career as an Independent Producer. She took part in the award winning Theatre503’s resident Assistant Producer programme in early 2013 which launched her producing career, going on to assistant produce and production manage numerous productions for the venue.
The productions to launch Áine Flanagan Productions were Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho by Jon Brittain and Matthew Tedford and How to Win Against History by Seiriol Davies. Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho has now sold out two Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s (2014-2015) and has been programmed twice at Leicester Square Theatre for another two sell out run’s. The show was described as “‘One of the funniest hour’s that this year’s Fringe has to offer’ FEST.(2014) While at the Brighton Fringe Festival, the show won an Argos Angel Award and while at the International Gay Theatre Festival in Dublin, won Best Male Actor. The show toured the UK in early 2016 and traveled to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Margaret Thatcher’s sister show, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Gameshows has just completed a sold out Edinburgh Fringe Festival with an additional 6 late night shows being added.
How to Win Against History, supported both by Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales funded is a ripped up musical about expectations, manliness, disappointment and being totally fabulous. A frothy, glossy costume drama about the stories we tell to convince ourselves it’s all going well, and the moments we realise it’s not. How to Win Against History finished the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as the top rated show across all genres, with awards from both The Stage and Broadway Baby.
Áine has received a StageOne Bursary to help support and further create her company. With multiple other projects in the pipeline 2016 intents to be a busy year.
For more information on Áine’s work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.