Tara Finney Productions (TFP) is a multi-award nominated, independent theatre production company. TFP was founded in 2013 to produce Land of Our Fathers, Chris Urch's critically-acclaimed debut play and 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.
TFP recently produced The Greatest Play in the History of the World... starring Julie Hesmondhalgh, in association with Royal Exchange Theatre, and this summer was Associate Producer for Ishq at Sadler's Wells as part of the High Commission of Pakistan's 70th anniversary of independence celebrations. This winter, 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 and extending for two weeks.
Alfred Fagon Awards
good dog Audience Award (2017)
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, Special Jury Prize: Colin Campbell (winner, 2018)
Susan Smith Blackburn Award
And Then Come the Nightjars (finalist, 2016)
Theatre & Technology Awards
good dog Best Trailer (2017)
Theatre503 Playwrighting Award
And Then Come the Nightjars (winner, 2014)
The Acedian Pirates (finalist, 2014)
UK Theatre Awards
And Then Come the Nightjars Best Design (finalist, 2016)
Tara Finney - Producer
Tara qualified as a corporate solicitor before starting her theatrical career as Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503 in May 2012. She then worked as Producer for Iris Theatre and as Associate Producer at Company of Angels, before going freelance full time in July 2015. Tara runs Tara Finney Productions and also production company Tiny Fires Ltd with director Paul Robinson and their inaugural production, My Mother Said I Never Should starring Maureen Lipman and Katie Brayben, received critical acclaim during its run at St James Theatre in spring 2016 - www.tinyfires.co.uk. Tara is currently Interim Producer & Programmer at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
For Company of Angels: World Factory (Young Vic, New Wolsey Theatre), Theatre Cafe Woolwich (Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre), Helver’s Night (York Theatre Royal), Respect, Buy Nothing Day (ALRA Studio), I, Peaseblossom / I, Caliban (National Tour), 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