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 / Game Shows have now sold out four Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s (2014-2017), perfroming to over 25,000 audience members at the festival alone. The show (Queen of Soho) 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, also has performed her Queen of Club Nights to sell out crowds.
How to Win Against History, supported both by Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales funding 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 2016 as the top rated show across all genres, with awards from both The Stage and Broadway Baby. In 2017, after returning from the festival for a second sell out run, it toured England and Wales for two months before transferring into London’s Young Vic for an extended 4 week run.
Áine has received a StageOne Bursary to help support and further create her company. With multiple other projects in the pipeline 2018 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.