Our wonderful cast for Daughters of the Revolution.
Andrea Cleary will play Evelyn Murphy our protagonist
Andrea has B.A in Performing Arts and Theatre Studies from the University of Wales.
Recently she appeared in the acclaimed production of IT FOLDS at the Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015.
She played Ali in WRAPPED by Tracy Martin which is nominated for the Stewart Parker Award 2015 produced by Red Bear Productions and in February, she wrote and performed in Maylin Productions’ UNCONDITIONAL which was part of the Collaborations Festival of Ideas 2015. Andrea was awarded the Tyrone Guthrie Bursary in 2014 by Mayo County Council for her writing. She is the co-founder of Maylin Productions and has written, produced and performed for the company over the past 5 years. With Maylin she has played in 60 MINUTES IN DUBLIN, NEIGHBOURS, THE DEAD WOMAN’S SON, BRIAN COWEB AND 7 DEADLY SINNERS, MEN ARE FROM STONEYBATTER, WOMEN FROM PHIBSBORO. She also worked with Classic Stage Ireland in AGAMEMNON and has worked with No Strings Theatre Company.
Benjamin Musgrave is playing the parts of Evelyn’s partner Michael Byrne and Consultant Conor McGovern
Benjamin studied Drama and Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Since graduating Benjamin has continued to perform as both an actor and a comedian. In the latter capacity he has appeared as an improviser, stand up and M.C. around Ireland and the UK and co-founded The Imps improv troupe in 2013.
His acting roles have included Maniac (Accidental Death of an Anarchist), Lucky (Waiting for Godot), Mr Utterson (Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), Private Adamson (Feck Off Crows), Denis in Wither and most recently as Franco Begbie in Trainspotting at Smock Alley Theatre. In 2010 he cofounded Peachum & Ophelia Productions and appeared in their debut production ‘Lunch’ by Steven Berkoff. His screen crdits include Martin Cahill in TV3’s Irelands Greatest Robberies, Doorman in Mirrorman, Scar in Boy Soildier and Padraig Pearse in the upcoming drama Fire and Steel.
Amy Dunne is playing the parts of Evelyn’s friend Orla Fitzwilliam-Wade and Claire O’Neill the Student Midwife
Amy is a graduate of The New York Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
Stage credits include War Of Attrition, Bash: Latterday Plays, Smitten, Scratcher, Cannibal!The Musical, Heart Shaped Vinyl (Devious Theatre). Da (Watergate Productions) Voices In The Rubble (Sheer Tantrum), TEXT Messages (Project Arts Centre). Onscreen credits include Smitten (RTE Storyland) Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes, Vultures, Baby Love (Mycrofilms), Waking The Witch (Quincy Films), Stealaway, Lily’s Bad Day (Young Irish Film Makers). Radio work includes Word Play, Behind Closed Doors (KCLR 96FM), Vulture’s Murder Mystery Hour And A Bit and the PPI Award Winning The War Of The Worlds (Devious Theatre).
Amy recently performed a stage reading of Gillian Grattan’s ‘Dress’ with Geraldine Plunkett & Susie Lamb. She devised The Messenger, Mike Kenny’s new play based around the 1916 Rising with Barnstorm Theatre Company. In New York, she performed the role of Frankie in Terrence McNally’s Frankie & Johnny In The Clair De Lune, directed by George Loros (The Sopranos), as part of Anna Strasberg’s Scene Night at the Lee Strasberg Theatre.
Diana O’Connor is playing the roles of Evelyn’s mother Bernadette Murphy and Fidelma McCarthy the Senior Midwife
Diana is a trained actor and singer. She began her Theatre training in Inchicore College graduating with Trinity Guildhall ATCL Diplomas in Acting and Musical Theatre. She later went on to complete a Higher Diploma in Drama Studies in UCD.
Recent theatre credits include the role of Angela Lansbury in Angela She Wrote: Lansbury The Musical(Andrew Deering), Eirebrushed in the IDGTF (Brian Merriman), “A State Of Chassis” in Farmleigh House,The (Acute) Angina Monologues at the Civic Theatre (Glad Productions), Aufseherin (Sean Conroy) and Ginny Joes at the Mill Theatre (Vincent Smith).
She has recently finished filming a lead role on a feature ”The Immigrant” with Grand Explorer Productions (currently in post production) and has worked on a number of short films including Falling (Snugboro Films) Waiting (Morton Media and Films), Threshold (Carshare Productions) and Wedding Planners (Timesnap Films). TV credits include Idir Mna for TG4 and Behind The Walls with Misha Films for RTE