The Well of the Saints and The End of the Beginning

About Big Telly

The Team

Zoe Seaton


Founder member and current Artistic Director of Big Telly Theatre Company. Zoe has over thirty years’ professional experience as a facilitator, writer and director. In addition to her work with Big Telly, she has directed for Creation Theatre Company, Oxford, The Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Hull Truck Theatre Company, Tinderbox Theatre Company, Belfast and An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny. In 2001, she was the recipient of a bursary to attend the Directors’ Course at the National Studio in London. She is a part-time lecturer at the UUC.

Previous Directing Work:

Big Telly
The Colleen Bawn
The Playboy of the Western World
Blood, Sweat and Tears
My Mother Said I Never Should

Creation Theatre Company
Antony and Cleopatra
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Tempest

The Lyric Theatre
Red Riding Hood

Cahoots NI
The Blizzard Wizard
A Fairy's Tale
Star Catcher
The Magic Hat

Hull Truck Theatre Company
September In The Rain
BouncersApril in Paris
Blood, Sweat And Tears

Corporate Experience:

Zoe has considerable experience in the creation of training projects exclusively designed for corporate clients. These range from promotional events to arts-based training programmes and the use of actors within the recruitment process. Zoe often works with management consultants to deliver training and development programmes that use theatrical techniques. Previous clients include Bass Ireland, Irwin, Donaghey & Co Accountants, Coleraine Town Partnership, MaCaulay Wray Solicitors, Zing Design and Print.

Fran Porter

General Manager

Fran Porter is the company’s General Manger. She is a Communications and Media graduate with over twenty years of experience in the independent arts, education, media and cultural sector working as a project manager and developer, producer and business manager.

Linda McCracken


Linda is the company's Development Manager and has been with the company for over ten years. Linda has over fourteen years of professional experience in business administration and customer care and has successfully managed many of the company’s outreach and education projects.

Collette Quigley


Collette Quigley is the company’s Finance and Administration Officer and has been with the company for over nine years. Collette has sixteen years’ experience of working in accounts departments and has been qualified for twelve years as an Accounting Technician (IATI).