About us

The Fun House Group was founded by Jay Origan & Sinéad Handy. Initially it started out as Fun House Youth Theatre, a non-profit club for teens affiliated to Youth Theatre Ireland.

Fun House Theatre Company was developed as a community-based amateur dramatic and musical theatre society, aiming to provide access to regular theatrical experiences for the community of Tullamore and the surrounding regions. Fun House Factory is the speech and drama wing aimed at primary school aged children.

We facilitate drama workshops for schools and organisations, and we direct and choreograph musicals and other shows.

Sinéad Handy

Five years ago Sinéad switched careers from Nursing in Tullamore Hospital and re-trained in drama facilitation and speech and drama teaching. Sinéad facilitates drama for teenagers at Fun House Youth Theatre. She also teaches speech and drama to younger children through Fun House Factory in Mucklagh. She is well known in the local drama and musical theatre scene having starred in multiple productions over the years. Sinéad holds a Diploma in Speech and Drama and a Certificate in Drama Facilitation from Youth Theatre Ireland. She was awarded the Medal for Excellence in Drama by the LSMD in 2021. Sinéad also faciliates drama workshops in schools. 

Jay Origan

Jay is a Tullamore based secondary school teacher. She holds a Certificate in Speech and Drama from LMSD and Certificate in Drama Facilitation from Youth Theatre Ireland. She is co-founder of Fun House Youth Theatre and Fun House Theatre Company (adults). Jay is actively involved in drama and musical theatre nationwide, and has been nominated for, and won awards for acting at the AIMS national awards. She has developed several arts projects which have received funding from Creative Ireland, Offaly County Council, The LOETB and Creative Clusters. She is currently directing SHS's production of Chicago and co-producing Calendar Girls The Musical. 

Chris Corroon

Chris Corroon is an actor, drama and dance teacher. He has been nominated for multiple national AIMS awards, winning Best Actor for his role as Lola in Kinky Boots in 2023, and Best Singer for his leading role in Jekyll and Hyde in 2019. He holds a teaching diploma in musical theatre from ABD. Chris works with Fun House Factory Drama School. He is the Dame in TheatreWorx's Annual Panto in The Helix in Dublin. He has also worked in television and various dance schools in the midlands. Chris is currently working as Choregorapher for The Tullamore Panto & SHS's Chicago, and for FHTC's production of Calendar Girls The Musical.

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