Margaret graduated from the 2 year full-time acting course in the Gaiety School of Acting in 2010. Since then she has worked in many productions including Chris in ‘Broadening’ directed by Ronan Phelan (Rough Magic – associate director) for the ABSOLUTE Fringe Festival in The Lir Studio 2 (2012), Emily in ‘Digging for Fire’ directed by Matt Torney (Rough Magic – associate director) in the Project Arts Centre (2013), and as Robin in the touring production of ‘Jezebel’ directed by Lynne Parker (Rough Magic) (2014). In 2015 she toured around Ireland and England with the highly successful ‘My English Tongue, My Irish Heart’ directed by Martin Lynch (Greenshoot Productions) which started its run, in Belfast’s Waterfront Studio. In 2016 she wrote and produced her own show with the Show in a Bag initiative entitled ‘The Humours of Bandon’ which enjoyed rave reviews, a sell-out run in Bewley’s Café Theatre @ Powerscourt and earned her the ‘Bewley’s Little Gem Award’ as well as a nomination for Best Performer at the Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards 2016. To round off a very successful 2016, she played Betsy/ensemble in The Abbey Theatre’s production of ‘Anna Karenina’ dir. Wayne Jordan, in a new version of the Tolstoy classic revisited by celebrated Irish playwright Marina Carr, which enjoyed a sell-out run and played to the end of January 2017.
Fishamble: The New Play Company are currently producing ‘The Humours of Bandon’ and Margaret has performed the show over 90 times in venues nationwide as part of a spring, summer and autumn tour including a sell-out 3 week run in Bewley’s Café Theatre in March and a 4 week, critically acclaimed run in Dance Base as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2017.
Reviews of the show thus far and details of her upcoming tour dates for 2017 / 2018 are available at http://fishamble.com/the-humours-of-bandon/
Margaret enjoys performing in comedy sketches online. Her two most popular videos include ‘The Fiscal Treaty spoof vid’ (doletv) which has garnered nearly 60,000 views on youtube and ‘Are Chairs like Facebook’ which has over 206,000 views.
Margaret is also a former champion Irish Dancer and teaches modern, jazz and hip hop dancing in the Gaiety School of Acting for their summer Triple Threat boot camp.
In addition to her acting credits, Margaret also works with toBE, a forum theatre company, as an actor, improviser and deviser.
Margaret is a strong alto singer having starred in musicals and dance shows as a child, teenager and college student. She played one of the principal parts in the Scottish opera version of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Candide’ directed by the late Gerry Haugh which opened the O’Reilly Theatre in January 2000.
Margaret has her own car and a full clean Irish driver’s licence.
|Big Deal||Claudia||Coming Up Films
|Camera Shy||Deborah||Peter Dunne|
|Fiscal Treaty spoof video||Politician/Presenter||doletv productions
|I am Spoon||Anne||Alan Mulligan|
|Pactum Est Praecipitox||Ms Lambe||Peter Dunne|
|SMOLT||Mallet's Ma||Michael Higgins|
|The Humours of Bandon||Annie / Various||Fishamble - nationwide spring tour
|Anna Karenina||Betsy / Ensemble||Abbey Theatre
|The Humours of Bandon||Annie / Various||Bewley's Cafe Theatre @ Powerscourt
|My English Tongue My Irish Heart||Ensemble/Various||Green Shoot Productions
|Deeds of Deceit||Verity White||Speckintime Productions
|The King's Feet||Amanda||Chalk Talk Productions
|Digging for Fire||Emily||Rough Magic
|Clear the Air||Lisa||Underscore_Productions
|The Steward of Christendom||Annie Dunne||T36
|Iphigenia in Aulis||Chorus||Classic Stage Ireland
|Richard III||Duchess of York||Fast & Loose Productions
|Faustus!||Mephistopheles||Smock Alley Theatre
|The Comedy of Errors||Antiphola of Syracuse||Shakespeare in the Park
|Casa Lisa||Hanna||Project Arts Centre
|On Raftery's Hill||Sorrel Raftery||T36
|Commedia dell'Arte||Corn Exchange Theatre Company||Tutor - Annie Ryan|
|Actor Training Course||Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin 2||2yrs Fulltime|
|Singing: Alto – Musical Theatre, Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, Soul.|
Very good with accents. Stage Combat. Champion Irish Dancer. Writer. Comedy Improv. Full Driving Licence. Advanced Open Water PADI cert. Physical Theatre. Mime. Voiceover
Heading up to The MAC in Belfast tomorrow is Margaret Mc Auliffe whose one-woman show The Humours of Bandon plays there tomorrow night Friday 1st, and Saturday 2nd December, rounding off a very busy 2017 for the Fishamble show. Following the highly successful spring and autumn national tours (including a critically acclaimed 4 week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Margaret […]
Yesterday marked the announcement of the annual 24 Hour Plays: Dublin a one-night-only gala event, in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre which will take place on Sunday 28th January 2018 at 7:30pm on the Abbey stage. The team of artists due to take part are being assembled at present but it was revealed yesterday that […]
Another Castaway involvement with the Bram Stoker Festival this weekend comes via the Bram Audio Ghost Experience featuring Margaret Mc Auliffe’s seductively sinister vocal style! Written by MORB founder Peter Dunne (writer of Dummy which featured our very own Niamh McGrath at the Dublin Fringe festival this year) and recorded by Liam Geraghty (meetyourmakerIE), this day/night time […]