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Donnacadh O’Briain has an Olivier Award in his loo

Today’s victim interviewee is Donnacadh O’Briain who I bet spends his life spelling his name across the water. It’s a challenge even to a Gaeilgeoir like myself! You can find out lots more about him beyond his name below and over on his site.

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

Donnacadh directs plays and he teaches acting at the big drama schools across the water – like RADA and that. When he was 16 a teacher described him as ‘a serious chap, though with a sense of humour’ and that remains pretty accurate. He’s worked for lots of big theatre companies, like the Royal Shakespeare Company, and he has an Olivier Award in his loo. His latest production ‘Rotterdam’ by Jon Brittain will transfer to the West End next year, and he’s well excited about that. He has an excellent crop of hair on him.

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?

First time – I can’t wait to get to stuck in with a cracking bunch of actors I’ve never worked with before.

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

My profound lack of influence… em, no, I’d have more tours to London so I’d get to see more of it.

What if your favourite app and why? 

It would have to be sleep timer as it wakes me so gently from my slumbers

Stage or screen? Why?

Stage – because everything happens in one room where everyone has a role.

Don’t miss Donnacadh O’Briain’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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