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#24HrDub Playwrights! Margaret Mc Auliffe will make you an omelette if you write her a good part

Margaret McAuliffe, 2018 #24HrDub Actor
Margaret McAuliffe, 2018 #24HrDub Actor

Next up in our actor profiles is Margaret Mc Auliffe, an actor, and former Irish Dancer.

Margaret’s previous stage credits include; The Humours of Bandon (Dublin Fringe ’16, Fishamble nationwide tour and Edinburgh Fringe ‘17), Anna Karenina (Abbey Theatre), My English Tongue My Irish Heart (Greenshoot Productions for Belfast’s Waterfront Theatre and national tour incl Manchester and London), Jezebel (Rough Magic national tour incl Paris and London), The King’s Feet (Dublin Fringe ’13) Digging for Fire(Rough Magic at Project Arts Centre), Clear the Air (Underscore_Productions at Theatre Upstairs), Broadening (Glassdoll Productions for Dublin Fringe ’12) and Richard III (Fast & Loose at the Chapel, Dublin Castle).

Introduce yourself please. You can even describe yourself in the style of a chat show host describing your whole complex life in two sentences if you are feeling like a life-affirming challenge.

I’m Mags. I’m a red headed Libran with a GSOH. I was a nerd in school. I’ve got great rhythm and can cook a mean omelette. I LOVE MY FAMILY TOO!

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?

I haven’t no. I’m looking forward to being terrified. Did something similar in Liberty Hall a couple of years back, adrenaline alone fueled the cycle home n I free wheeled all the way back to Clontarf. Might go for a sea swim on the Monday after, keep myself jacked up to 90.

When you were a teenager what was your greatest interest?

I LOVED to sing, I sang ALL the time, the cringiest songs imaginable. My poor brother.

If you could work on any film or play with anyone living or dead what production and who would it be? Why?

‘All About Niamh’ starring Derbhle Crotty as Mairéad Channaigh. I don’t think it needs an explanation.

If you could time travel would you go forward or back and why?

Rosie’s Quest has a big influence on my answer…I’d go back to Cork in 1970. I could spend time with my mom’s dad then, the only grandparent I’ve never met. I’d also check out the schtyyyyyyle of my Dad’s mom Kay, she was a total betty! <3

More about Margaret online.