• Flea Circus

    taking bookings for spring and summer 2024


for younger audiences

About Jay Ryan

My work with and for children was not a conscious decision.  I didn’t set out to create work for children but once I did I was hooked. It is a two-way process, children become part of the show.

I love performing for children. Years ago, I discovered the magic of children watching and responding to a performance.  They are honest in their attention and will openly accept you or ignore you.

Also, it is important to say that I have a strong memory of being a child. I can access this memory and the magic of hearing a story.

I also have a love of play, of imagining magic and wonder. When I tell such stories to children I feel like there is a two-way connection between myself and the audience.

Shows 2024


Living with a Fairy

We are delighted to offer ‘Living with a Fairy’ theatre piece to festivals across Ireland as part of a collaboration with The Glens Centre, Leitrim County Council and the Arts Council.

Jay Ryan is well known to many as the star of the RTE Junior ‘Living with a Fairy’ series.

For this live show, Jay has teamed up with Eileen O’Toole to create something really special.

Looking for a workshop for schools?

Jay offers a Drama and Puppet making workshops for primary school children. Students are led through the puppetry process from the making and manipulation of hand puppets to the story-telling and drama of the puppet show. These enjoyable workshops aid the development of social skills, confidence building, creative thinking and free expression. The workshop lasts approximately two hours and all materials are provided.

Contact Jay

Get in touch

You can contact Jay to book any of the current shows or school workshops.

Jay Ryan Productions



+353 85 832 9453


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