What We Do
Rubber Duck Theatre was founded in 2013, by Lisa McMullin and Ryan Kennedy, with the primary aim of creating exciting and original drama.
"Committed performances, genuine high stakes … Siren Song is a slick, carefully crafted production that looks fantastic” One Stop Arts
We produce groundbreaking, high octane drama that holds a disturbing mirror up to the world.
“ … fantastic, scarily relevant … intense narrative … (Rapture is) without a doubt, one of the best plays I’ve ever seen.” Remote Goat
Embracing a wide range of genres and styles, we firmly believe that, above all else, theatre must be cathartic. It must tell a story in a way which makes us realise that we are not alone.
“ … the audience see everything in graphic, uncomfortable detail. It’s car-crash, in a good way.” The Public Reviews
As well as originating material, we are also keen on taking a fresh look at existing works.
Who We Are
Lisa McMullin and Ryan Kennedy both studied Dramatic Arts at Bretton Hall, specialising in devised theatre.
Lisa McMullin has worked as an actor, writer, producer, director and teacher of theatre, for over fifteen years. She began her career as an actor before moving into education and taught drama for several years in Malawi, staging a wide variety of theatre in a country with little infrastructure.
Alongside her work for Rubber Duck, Lisa now works predominantly as a playwright and television writer. As a playwright and screenwriter she is represented by JFL agency.
For Rubber Duck, Lisa was the writer/director for SIREN SONG and RAPTURE.
Ryan Kennedy is an actor with a performance background in theatre and television, he is the primary producer of Rubber Duck's work.
In addition to his work in theatre, Ryan also spent fourteen years managing commercial media campaigns, primarily in the newspaper sector and online. He has worked at various interactive customer engagement companies, broadcasters and national newspaper organisations. Alongside his work for Rubber Duck, Ryan continues to perform, freelance in media and is also a voice over artist.
For Rubber Duck, Ryan produced, designed and performed in both SIREN SONG and RAPTURE, and was the lyricist for SIREN SONG.