Founded in 2003, PigNut Productions is a children’s theatre company, which creates original performances using physical theatre, clowning and puppetry.

We aim to improve access to and understanding of theatre for children by bringing our performances and workshops to a wide variety of venues including schools, theatres, libraries, hotels, arts centres and festivals.

PigNut Productions are dedicated to creating exciting and interactive shows for children including the development of performances specifically for children of a pre-school age.

In the past, PigNut has toured the country with shows such as What Can I Do (2003-2004), Catkins Broom (2006) and Monsters and Things (2007-present), Ahhhh!! (2009) and The Flea Circus (2009 – present).

PigNut Productions have featured in major festivals including The Galway International Arts Festival, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival, and Westport Arts Festival to name but a few.

Be sure not to miss Jay’s new TV show LIVING WITH A FAIRY for RTE starting in the Autumn 2018.


Jay Ryan - Actor, Artistic Director PigNut Productions

Jay Ryan is a professional actor and has been entertaining both young and 'not so young' audiences for over 15 years. His work spans from theatre and magic, to workshop facilitation.