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Mend & Makedo

Mend & Makedo Theatre Company was founded in 1981 and produces original theatrical work. The company has staged more than twenty productions and is currently based in County Carlow. The artistic director is John MacKenna. Most recent productions include Between Your Love and Mine, a requiem written by Leonard Cohen and premiered by the company. Other recent productions include Letters in the Post and The Winter Dress by Angela Keogh; Lucinda Sly and The Mental by John MacKenna.

Plans are currently underway to stage a new work, South! Always South, based on the life of Ernest Shackleton with music by Bryan Hughes, new songs by Mick Hanly and script by Angela Keogh and John MacKenna.

Many of the company's plays are based on social and historical events and are peopled by strong female and male characters. The company can be contacted at

Between Your Love and Mine


The Mental

Written and performed by John MacKenna

Directed by Angela Keogh