Tiny Fires Ltd is an independent production company set up by director Paul Robinson and producer Tara Finney to create high quality, unique and innovative theatre.


"From Tiny Fires comes big results" - Ought to be Clowns
(on My Mother Said, 2016)


Paul Robinson is joint director of Tiny Fires Ltd. Paul trained as a director at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He is Artistic Director of new writing powerhouse Theatre503 where he was twice nominated for Best Artistic Director at the Off West End Awards in 2014 and 2015. From June this year he will take up the post of Artistic Director at The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.


For Theatre503: And Then Come the Nightjars (co-production with Bristol Old Vic), A Handful of Stars (transfer to Trafalgar Studios), Land of Our Fathers (transfer to Trafalgar Studios, UK Tour and Found111), The Life of Stuff, Desolate Heaven, Life for Beginners, The Swallowing Dark (co-production with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse), Salts Meets Wound, They Have Oak Trees In North Carolina (503/Radio4), The Lifesavers (Colchester/TMA Award Nomination), Manor House (Latitude Festival), Porn: The Musical (Best New Musical Award, The Offies), Epic (Latitude Festival) and The Charming Man (Best Director nomination, The Offies).

Other theatre credits include: Big Sean, Mikey and Me (Pleasance, Edinburgh), Falstaff (NT Cottesloe), Duck Variations (NT Olivier), Hello and Goodbye (ETT/Trafalgar Studios), Breakfast with Mugabe (Ustinov Studio Bath), Who Killed Mr Drum? (Riverside Studios), World's End (Pleasance/Trafalgar Studios) and the West End transfer of Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll.

Tara Finney is joint director of Tiny Fires Ltd. Tara qualified as a corporate solicitor before starting her theatrical career as Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503 (Desolate Heaven, Where the Mangroves Grow, ELEGY, Life for Beginners). Tara then spent 18 months as Producer at Iris Theatre leading on two open-air summer seasons in the grounds of St Paul’s Church (Alice Through the Looking Glass, Richard III, Alice in Wonderland, Julius Caesar) and 18months as Associate Producer at Company of Angels working on their pan-European festival and various co-productions (World Factory, Theatre Cafe Festival 2014/15, Helver's Night).

Her independent work through her company Tara Finney Productions includes Land of Our Fathers (Found111, National Tour, Trafalgar Studios, Theatre) and the critically-acclaimed debut play by Phoebe Eclair-Powell, WINK (Theatre503). She also produced The Natives for the Old Vic New Voices Festival 2015 and will be producing Jay Taylor's debut play, The Acedian Pirates (Theatre503) in October 2016. She is also developing a play with award-winning writer Jon Brittain.


Tara is supported by the Stage One Bursary Scheme.