Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
An award-winning performer//theatre maker/writer, Caitríona is currently working on a show for Performance Corporation using live motion-capture suits which will be seen in the development strand DTF 2023.
Caitríona most recently played Maria Callas in Masterclass by Terence McNally for Smock Alley Theatre, Micheál Mac Liammóir in Waltzail Abhaile at the Taibhdhearc and Marthe Fleischmann in Edna O’ Brien’s Joyce’s Women at the Abbey Theatre for Dublin Theatre Festival 2022. She performed her own show [in Irish and English] for younger audiences A Suburban Legend in The Ark in November 2022.
Prior to that she played Lady Lavery and Sir James Craig in Fishamble’s The Treaty by Colin Murphy [London/Dublin], ‘C’ in Emperor 101, Performance Corporation’s live and mixed reality experience for Boco Loco, Canada April 2023, South by South-West Festival 2022 and Dublin Theatre Festival For Dublin Fringe Festival 2021 she co-created Minseach with dancer and choreographer Sibeal Davitt.
She was commissioned by Aisling Ghéar to write on online play for 7-12 year olds; An Botún. Transmission – for her own company Little Wolf – played Abbey Theatre/ Peacock Stage DFF 2020.Other recent work includes Nassim for DTF 2019 and the title role in Forever Yours Mary-Lou at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath. Favourite work includes Lippy, The Seagull, 16 Possible Glimpses, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, The Sit, Guaranteed and the 10th Anniversary Celebration of The Oak Tree by Tim Crouch at The Traverse.
She is a regular performer on Radio Drama and has made numerous appearences on television – RTÉ, TG4, BBC, BBC NI – the most recent including Fair City, The Bailout, Acceptable Risk, Ros na Rún, Scúp, Seachtar na Cásca.
An Oireachtas award-winner, Caitríona has written extensively for children’s television and her children’s books are published by Cló Iar-Chonnachta/O’Brien Press. Her book Ó Lúibíní Lú was nominated for a Glen Dimplex Award. Her first radio play Momento Mori was a PJ O Connor award-winner. The Little Penpal won Gold in New York Radio Festivals for Best Writing. Gadhar a sound-story commissioned by RnaG 2019 was published in a compendium in 2020. And Mise & Ise was comissioned by RTÉ 1 as a response to the pandemic.
Caitríona is also a Story Line writer for Fair City, RTÉ.