Síofra Ní Chonluain
This is Síofra’s first show with Fíbín, although she is no stranger to the stage. She is just back from studying Musical Theatre in the Irish College of Music Theatre in Dublin, where she received a Diploma in Musical Theatre. She was also awarded 93% in the IDTA Performers Certificate examination, after reaching honours level in Stage 6 IDTA Musical Theatre. She is a member of the Galway Musical Society, who she most recently played the role of ‘Margot’ for in Legally Blonde the Musical. At 13 years old she took on the small screen too playing the role of ‘Áine Boland’ in ‘Rásaí na Gaillimhe’ with TG4. The role of Máire is a dream role for Síofra and she is very excited to be taking to the stage with Fíbín.
Cillian Ó Donnachadha
Cillian graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology (Conservatory of Music and Drama) in 2003. He is a co-founder of the drama company, Biscuits for Breakfast. His most recent credits on stage include, The Walthamstow Mysteries ( Walthamstow), Half a Cod a Day (UK Tour), My English Tongue, My Irish Heart (Greenshoots Production UK and Ireland Tour), Anglo The Musical (Bord Gáis Energy Theatre), An Cearrbhach Mac Cába (Fíbín ), 1798 The year of the French (Heffron Productions), Lizzy Lavelle and the Vanishing of Emlyclough (The Performance Corporation), An Triail (Aisling Ghéar), Michael Collins The Musical (Cork Opera House), Naked Will (Biscuits for Breakfast Theatre Company), The Laramie Project (About Face Theatre Company) and La Cage Aux Folles (DAYMS). Cillian worked with TG4 for many years. He played roles in television shows including, Basu, A Terrible Beauty, Seacht (Series 2-4) and he played the part of Rhino in three series of Ros na Rún.
Gráinne Bleasdale was born and raised in Ros a Mhíl, Co. Galway and showed interest in acting from an early age. She started her professional acting career at fifteen years of age, when she played the role of ‘Sophie’ in Aifric, which subsequently won 3 IFTAs. Since then, she has had many roles on stage and television, as a puppeteer and as a presenter, such as Operation Transformation -10@10 (RTÉ), Déan É! (TG4), Dig In Diner (RTÉ), Saol Faoi Shráid (TG4), Mr. Mender & The Chummyjiggers (RTÉ), Barney Bunion (TG4), Groove High (TG4), Fornocht Do Chonac (An Taibhdhearc/The Abbey), Othello (Fíbín) and An Triail (Fíbín). She also directs, translates and does voice overs for numerous cartoons and she plays with the band Spats Colombo, who played at Electric Picnic this year.
Méabh Ní Chualáin
Méabh started her acting career in 2009 as a member of Galway Youth Theatre. Since then, she has had many roles on stage and television. She played a role in the tv drama Corp agus Anam, directed by Darach Mac Con Iomaire on TG4. It wasn’t long after this Méabh got a role on screen in the soap Ros na Rún, where she can still be seen playing the part of Niamh Uí Shé. Méabh pursued her acting career whilst studying for a degree in primary teaching. Méabh also finished a year long course in acting in Bow Street in Dublin last year. This is Méabh’s second time performing with Fíbín.