Our Staff

Artistic Director - Emma Jordan

Executive Producer - Una Nic Eoin

Outreach Manager - Ciaran McQuillan

Finance Officer - Lorraine McBrearty

Associate Producer - Anna Leckey

Associate Director - Rhiann Jeffrey

Production Manager (Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary) - Gina Donnelly

Artistic Associate


Ciaran is an Artistic Associate of Prime Cut Productions.

He trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Designs for Prime Cut include Set & Lighting design for Hard to be Soft, RED, Scorch, Secret City, The God of Carnage, Tejas Verdes, Villa, Discurso, The Conquest of Happiness, I Am My Own Wife, The Baths, Shoot the Crow, Scarborough, Woman & Scarecrow, Still Life Still and Lighting design on Mydidae, Right here, Right now, Antigone and After the End.

Set & Lighting Design: Beauty & The Beast (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); The Great Gatsby (Gate Theatre, Dublin); The Train, Observe the Sons of Ulster marching towards the Somme (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Ashes, Educating Rita, Two, Two 2, A view from the Bridge, Love Story, Twelfth Night, Piaf, Of Mice and Men, Tull, The Glass Menagerie, Habeas Corpus, Secret Thoughts, Oleanna (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); A Christmas Treasure Island, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella (Hull Truck); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe, London); Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour, Best Set Design Manchester Theatre Awards); Othello (RSC, Stratford upon Avon); Lally the Scut (MAC, Belfast); Snookered (Bush Theatre, London); The Killing of Sister George (Arts Theatre, London); A Slight Ache and Landscape (Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre London).

Lighting Design: Hamlet (Octagon, Bolton); Someone to watch over me, (Irish Tour): Dido, Queen of Carthage (Swan Theatre, RSC); After the Dance (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); The Weir, The Pillowman (Gaiety, Dublin); Three Sisters, St Joan, Pentecost (Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Best Lighting Design Irish Times Theatre Awards); These Rooms, Sunder (ANU Site Specific Productions, Dublin); After Miss Julie (Project Arts, Dublin & MAC, Belfast); Perseverance Drive (The Bush Theatre, London); Home (National Theatre Shed, London); Much Ado about Nothing (RSC, Stratford Upon Avon & London West End).


Rhiann is a Freelance Theatre Director, and an Associate Director for Prime Cut Productions. She started working with the company in 2014 when she was awarded a BBC Arts Fellowship to be mentored by Director Emma Jordan. Since then, Rhiann has assisted Jordan on several shows, including; ‘God of Carnage’ by Yazmina Reza, ‘After Miss Julie’ by Patrick Marber and ‘Red’ by John Logan. Rhiann also directed her debut production, ‘Mydidae’ by Jack Thorne, for the company in 2015. Other directing credits for Prime Cut include; ‘Everyday I Wake Up Hopeful,’ a new play by John Patrick Higgins, and ‘Pulse,’ a community production as part of Ensemble NI.

Recent Freelance Directing credits include; ‘Borderland’ by Andrew Doyle for Soda Bread Theatre Company, a rehearsed reading of ‘Northern Star’ by Stewart Parker for Kabosh Theatre Company, ‘Hansel and Gretel' by Stephen Beggs and Simon Magill, for The Mac Theatre, ‘Kafka’s Monkey’ by Colin Teevan for the Lyric Theatre, the International tour of ‘Both Sides’ by Jane Coyle and an all-female production of ‘Macbeth’ for Queen’s 2nd year students. Rhiann will be directing ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell for Waterford Youth Arts in August and is also currently working on her own project ‘Izola’ about the Roma communities in Belfast, funded by Arts Council NI.

Our Board

Prime Cut Board of Directors

Prime Cut Productions is governed by a Board of 9, each of whom brings specific areas of expertise to the company. They are:

Chris Bailey (Chair) 

Dr. Michelle Young (Secretary) 

Peter Ballance 

Lesley Holmes 

Jacqueline O'Hagan

Chris Glover   

Georgia Simpson

darren Murphy

Kerry Teaghan