Margaret McAuliffe

Margaret McAuliffe

Playing Age: 28-38

Height: 5'7"

Hair: Red

Eyes: Blue/Green

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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

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.




Rollover Red Peter Dunne
Big Deal Claudia Coming Up Films
Steve Ryan
Camera Shy Deborah Peter Dunne
Fiscal Treaty spoof video Politician/Presenter doletv productions
Turlough Kelly
Reset Voice Peter Dunne
I am Spoon Anne Alan Mulligan
Insomnia Lisa Adrian Legge
Pactum Est Praecipitox Ms Lambe Peter Dunne
SMOLT Mallet's Ma Michael Higgins


The Humours of Bandon Annie / Various Fishamble - nationwide spring tour
Stefanie Preissner
Anna Karenina Betsy / Ensemble Abbey Theatre
Wayne Jordan
The Humours of Bandon Annie / Various Bewley's Cafe Theatre @ Powerscourt
Stefanie Preissner
My English Tongue My Irish Heart Ensemble/Various Green Shoot Productions
Martin Lynch
Jezebel Robin Rough Magic
Lynne Parker
Deeds of Deceit Verity White Speckintime Productions
Matthew Ralli
The King's Feet Amanda Chalk Talk Productions
Aoife Spillane-Hinks
Digging for Fire Emily Rough Magic
Matt Torney
Clear the Air Lisa Underscore_Productions
Ronan Phelan
Broadening Chris Glassdoll Productions
Ronan Phelan
The Steward of Christendom Annie Dunne T36
Noel McCarthy
Iphigenia in Aulis Chorus Classic Stage Ireland
Andy Hinds
Richard III Duchess of York Fast & Loose Productions
Valerie O'Connor
Faustus! Mephistopheles Smock Alley Theatre
Roger Gregg
The Comedy of Errors Antiphola of Syracuse Shakespeare in the Park
Kristian Marken
Casa Lisa Hanna Project Arts Centre
Liam Halligan
On Raftery's Hill Sorrel Raftery T36
Dan O'Mahony


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

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The Humours of 2017

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 […]

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not 1…not 2…not 3…but FOUR in the 24 (hr plays)!

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 […]

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Tis the season…

  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 […]

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