This spring, Alfred Fagon Award-nominated play, seeds, the debut play by Mel Pennant is out on national tour, a co-production with tiata fahodzi, Wrested Veil, Leeds Playhouse and Soho Theatre.
TFP is an award-winning, independent theatre production company, founded in 2013 to produce Land of Our Fathers, Time Out’s Fringe Show of the Year 2013. The production subsequently transferred to Trafalgar Studios in 2014 and toured England & Wales for 14 weeks in 2015/16 before returning to London's hottest pop-up theatre, Found111.
Recently, TFP's 20th anniversary production of Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs starring Evanna Lynch transferred to the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York, garnering a Critics' Pick from the New York Times. In February & March, TFP's production of good dog by Olivier Award-nominated writer Arinze Kene completed its second tour of the UK and Build a Rocket was a Best Theatre Weekly Award winner at the Adelaide Fringe. This summer, TFP was associate producer on the world premiere of Oscar nominated writer Anthony McCarten's (Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything) new play The Pope at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, starring Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones, The Crown, Wolf Hall).
Adelaide Fringe Awards Build a Rocket Best Theatre Week 1 (2019)
Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Award Build a Rocket (2018)
Origin's 1st Irish Festival Awards (New York) Disco Pigs Special Jury Prize: Colin Campbell (2018)
The Stage Edinburgh Award The Greatest Play in the History of the World... (2018)
The Sunday Mail Awards Build a Rocket Best Female Solo Show (2019)
Theatre503 Playwriting Award And Then Come the Nightjars (2014)
Alfred Fagon Awards seeds (2019), good dog Audience Award (2017)
Chita Rivera Awards (New York) Disco Pigs Outstanding Male Dancer in an Off-Broadway Show (2018)
Off West End Awards All Our Children Best Production, Most Promising Playwright (finalist, 2018), Muted Best New Musical (finalist, 2017), WINK Best New Play, Most Promising New Playwright, Best Director, Best Sound Designer (2016), Land of Our Fathers Best Production (finalist), Best New Play, Best Director, Best Set Designer, Best Lighting Designer (2014)
Origin's 1st Irish Festival Awards (New York) Disco Pigs Best Actress, Best Director, Best Playwright, Best Production (2018)
Susan Smith Blackburn Award And Then Come the Nightjars (finalist, 2016)
Theatre & Technology Awards good dog Best Trailer (2017)
Theatre503 Playwriting Award The Acedian Pirates (finalist, 2014)
UK Theatre Awards And Then Come the Nightjars Best Design (finalist, 2016)
VAULT Festival Awards Paper. Scissors. Stone. Highly Commended (2018)
Tara runs Tara Finney Productions and is Managing Director of LIVE General Management, part of The Anthology Group, producing and general managing theatre in London, on tour and internationally, across the commercial and subsidised sectors, specialising in new writing.
Tara has previously worked as Producer for Tiny Fires, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Iris Theatre, Company of Angels and originally trained at Theatre503. Prior to beginning her theatrical career, Tara qualified as a corporate solicitor, working at US law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP for three years.
For Tiny Fires: Honour (Park Theatre), My Mother Said I Never Should (St. James Theatre). For Stephen Joseph Theatre: Better Off Dead, Joking Apart, The 39 Steps (SJT), A Brief History of Women (59E59, New York). For Company of Angels: World Factory (Young Vic, New Wolsey Theatre), Helver’s Night (York Theatre Royal), Theatre Cafe York (York Theatre Royal). For Iris Theatre: Alice through the Looking Glass, Richard III, Alice in Wonderland, Julius Caesar (St Paul’s Church). For Theatre503: Desolate Heaven, Where the Mangrove Grows, ELEGY, Life for Beginners (Theatre503).
Stage One Interview with Tara Finney
Arts Professional Photodiary: A Week with Theatre Producer Tara Finney