Red Alchemy… the seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination..

Red Alchemy Theatre Company was formed in 2010 by Christine Scarry.  It is dedicated to exploring provocative and challenging works by contemporary writers and composers, with special interest in niche ensemble pieces designed to showcase contemporary theatre and music theatre talent.  The company is also committed to producing work that offers support and performance opportunities to the graduates of Ireland's theatre and music theatre programmes.

Current Production

VINCENT - A PLAY

Red Alchemy Theatre Company is presents a National Tour of Vincent – A Play: a beautiful piece about the life of Vincent Van Gogh.  This powerful, moving play was written and originally performed on Broadway by Leonard Nimoy (better known to audiences as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock), for which he garnered a Tony Award.

In this Irish première, against the visual backdrop of over one hundred of his greatest masterpieces, director Christine Scarry and actor Peter McCamley gloriously recreate the world of the misunderstood genius, giving the audience a moving insight into the turbulent life and times of the great painter.  Anyone who loves art, passion and life itself should see this play; it is a renewing experience and an insight into one of history’s most gifted, haunted masters.

After hugely successful performances in Kilkenny, Mullingar, Thurles, Wexford, Waterford and Portlaoise, audiences in Dublin finally have the opportunity to experience the glorious art and life of Van Gogh in Draíocht Arts Centre on Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 – the last date of the current tour.  The critics have said:

‘A theatrical triumph!’

‘Peter McCamley was exceptional as Theo and Vincent Van Gogh’

 ‘Direction by Christine Scarry was inspired and inspirational’

‘Play was truly out of this world!’

Previous Productions

Christine Scarry

Since 2001, Christine has worked as a freelance director of plays and musicals, and is the artistic director of Red Alchemy Theatre Company, which is wholly committed to producing works that offer innovative and engaging theatre/music theatre. The company is also committed to producing work that offers support and performance opportunities to the graduates of Ireland's theatre and music theatre programmes.

Christine's work has been seen in theatres all over Ireland and, in 2017, at New York’s Symphony Space where she directed the new musical drama, Find Your Way Home, after performances in Boston and Albany.

Christine is Artistic Director of Alchemy - a newly-formed contemporary female vocal ensemble in Ireland, and was a founding member of the faculty at the Irish College of Music Theatre (IMT) in the Conservatory of Music and Drama, where she directed and lectured in voice, acting and music theatre history.  She is also a member of the British Voice Association.