An Triail

An Triail


A special Thank You to all the schools who attended shows on this year’s tour. An audience in excess of 6500 people enjoyed the play in 7 venues throughout the country. Shows sold out in Carlow, Athlone, Galway and Dublin. We are extremely grateful to teachers and students for their support and loyalty year after year.

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An Triail returns to the Axis at the start of December with 6 special performances on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th December as a result of the shows we had to cancel last month due to Hurricane Ophelia. Tickets available from  the Axis on 01 – 883 2100

Fíbín presents its highly acclaimed version of the modern Irish classic, ‘An Triail’ by Máiréad Ní Ghráda as you have never seen it before! Fíbín addresses issues highlighted by both teachers and students alike, by bringing a seeming outdated plot into the context of modern society using, puppets, masks, engaging visuals and physical performances to appeal particularly to a younger audience, making it current and more accessible. This production goes beyond the black and white nature of the dialogue and helps to overcome these obstacles to learning in a snappy, engaging and humorous show.

Tickets: €12.50* – Teachers go FREE!
*A booking fee may apply!!

Times: 10.30am & 12.30pm (10am & 12pm in Cork)

Show duration: 1 hour (no interval)

Tour Dates 2017

*For teachers contacting the AXIS Ballymun please note ALL reservations must be confirmed with a 20% deposit with the remaining amount due 4 weeks later. For reservations made closer to the event the payment must still be paid in full one week before the event date booked.

An Triail

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 MysteriesWalthamstow), 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, BasuA Terrible Beauty, Seacht (Series 2-4)  and he played the part of Rhino in three series of Ros na Rún.


Gráinne Bleasdale

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.

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