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Aidan Crowe, bringing his backstage fabulousness onstage for #24HrDub 2018

Aidan Crowe, actor, 2018
Aidan Crowe, actor, 2018

Aidan Crowe, one of our 2018 cast memebers,  is also a long time member of the #24HrDub family having been our production manager for 5 years. We missed him very much last year while he was on tour.

Aidan began acting at the age of 12 with Spotlight Stage School and after completing the two year programme with Limerick Youth Theatre, he moved to Wales where he studied Drama and Theatre Studies at The University Of Wales, Aberystwyth.

His most recent stage credits are: The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket US Tour(Barnstorm Theatre Company), 1916 Beyond Barricades (Anú Productions), Me Too! ( Barnstorm Theatre Company), The Lighthouse Keeper (Amalgamotion Theatre Company) King Lear (The Abbey).

As well as being an actor Aidan has also worked as a production manager for a number of companies including Dublin Youth Theatre for the last 6 years.

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

33 year old half Dub/half Donegal brought up in Limerick!

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?

Yes, I’ve worked on it 5 times as a production manager. Only have fond memories of it, I love the sheer madness of the whole thing. To have so many people giving everything to create a unique moment on the stage. It’s special. My favourite memory is singing songs outside DiFontaines after the show 3years ago?! With Jerry Fish leading the way.

When you think back to yourself as a teenager what change in yourself has been most surprising to you as an adult?

I think I’m surprised at how much I love getting older. As a teen you think you know it all but it is only in getting older I’ve learned to appreciate who I am and those around me. You grow into a truer version of yourself I think

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

Only one thing?!! That’s tough. I think I’d like to see more theatre that reflects more of Ireland as a whole. Theatre that reflects the experiences of people in more of the towns and counties across the country.

Period Drama or Sci-fi? Why?

Sci Fi, think we are all feeling the hangover of 2016 and the huge amount of period work we all did 😂😂

Find out more about Aidan online or follow him on Twitter.

See you at The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate. Tickets available online or call Abbey Theatre Box Office on  (01) 87 87 222.