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Denis Conway, actor, putting his granny’s theory to the test

We certainly hope that Denis Conway’s granny is right. Denis reckons she would define him as indefatigable, an essential character trait for anyone participating in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate. Denis is not only an experienced actor on stage and screen he is also the Artistic Director of Ourobos Theatre Company.

Denis Conway, actor
Denis Conway, actor

Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself as your granny would.

My Granny would have defined me as indefatigable. I keep getting up after being knocked down. Good preparation for life as an actor I would say.

Have you participated in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre before? If yes what is your fondest/ most nightmare causing memories? If no what are you looking forward to/ terrified of?



[Dramatic pause. We’re not quite sure if this is Denis having second thoughts….]

If you could change one thing about theatre in Ireland what would it be? Woah! #Deep

Give the actor back their original status. As an example we are now not included in the ‘Creative Team’ in a lot of Theatre Programmes. Could somone tell me where the creativity comes from if it doesn’t come from the writer in the first place and a collaboration between Actors and Director in the rehearsal room in the second place??????

What if your favourite app and why?

Dublin Bus. I now no longer have to wonder how long I’ll be at a stop.

Stage or screen? Why?

Do mostly stage, it is most satisfying when good, pretty disillusioning when bad. However I’m going to take time out in 2016 to do more screen if I’m lucky enough to get some!!!!!

Don’t miss Denis Conway’s contribution to The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate. Book your ticket now and see you on January 31 in the Abbey Theatre.

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