Niamh McGrath hails from Sligo and began her training with the Galway Youth Theatre.
Her early theatre credits include The Marriage of Figaro at The Abbey Theatre, Agnes of
God with Calipo Theatre Company, Make Music with Us with Yew Tree Theatre
Company, and The BFG in the Civic Theatre.
Niamh was an original cast member of Alone it Stands, notching up five hundred shows
over a three year national and international tour, including a nine month tour of Ireland,
The Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Theatre festival, 10 Days on the Island
Festival in Tasmania and culminating in a two month west end run in the Dutchess
Her work with Barabbas Theatre Company includes Blowfish, a co production with The
Ark which premiered in the Dublin Theatre Festival before touring both nationally and
internationally, and 40 Songs of Green which was performed in The National Concert
More recently Niamh has worked with Big Telly Theatre Company in One
Sandwich Short of a Genius, which toured Northern Ireland and the Outer Hebrides. She
performed in Far Away From Me, written and directed by Amy Conroy in The Ark, and
The Far Off Hills for Nomad and Loco & Reckless Productions, directed by Mikel Murfi.
Both of which toured extensively.
Having toured throughout New Zealand with the comedy troupe Four Play with Friends
Niamh co-founded Pignut Theatre Company, a puppet based Children’s Theatre
company which tours schools and festivals nationally.
As a writer Niamh was commissioned to write and perform Sarah’s Comfort for Yew
Tree Theatre Co. She wrote and performed Gift of The Gabby for Lost Type Writer
Productions, and her recent play Looking Deadly, which she both co-wrote and performs
premiered in Tiger Dublin Fringe and is currently touring Ireland.
Her broadcast work includes Hold This by Amy Conroy (RTE Radio1), Sinner’s (BBC
1), Prank It Up (RTE2), Drama Mentor in Primary School Musical (GMTV for RTE2
–IFTA Nominated), the docudrama Waking The Titanic (GMTV for TG4) & Martin John
|Calvary||Air Hostess||John Michael McDonagh|
|Waking the Titanic||Catherine Bourke||GMTV & TG4
|Tom & Mary (Short)||Mary Conway||Scánnan
|Primary School Musical||Drama Mentor||RTE 2
|Prank It Up||Mum||RTE 2
|Looking Deadly||Multiple||Show in a Bag Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016
|The Far off Hills||Pet, Ducky & Dick||Nomad/ Loco & Reckless Productions
|Far Away From Me||Mam & Conchita||The Ark
|One Sandwich Short of a Genius||Becky||Big Telly Theatre
|Gift of the Gabby (One woman show)||Gabby||Lost Typewriter
|40 Songs of Green||Ensemble||National Concert Hall & Barabbas
|Sarah’s Comfort (One woman show)||Yew Tree Theatre
|Four Play with Friends||Ensemble||Comedy Troupe
|The BFG||Ensemble||The Civic Theatre
|Blowfish||Ensemble||Barabbas & The Ark
|Alone it Stands||Mary/Moss Keane & Various||Yew Tree Theatre
|Agnes of God||Agnes||Calipo Theatre Co
|Make Music with Us||Ensemble||Yew Tree Theatre
|A Midsummer’s Night Dream||Puck||Sorted Theatre Co
|The Marriage of Figaro||Servant||Abbey Theatre
|Strawberries in December||Sylvia O’Grady||NAYD
|Hold This||Jackie||RTE Radio1 Dir: Veronica Coburn|
|Simon Edwards & Marian Masoliver||Spain||Directing/Devising/writing|
|Sue Morrison||Toronto||Clown through Mask|
|Barabbas Theatre Co||Dublin||Clown|
|Galway Youth Theatre||Galway||Two Year Diploma|
Full Driving licence; Stage Combat; Juggling, Clowning; Puppetry, Mask, Street Theatre; Director, Writer & Workshop Facilitator.
Accents: Proficient in all regional Irish & English accents, Standard American.
Fresh from their two sold-out nights in the MAC theatre in Belfast and a warm reception at Roscommon Arts Centre in Jan, Lookin Deadly is back on tour where lucky Dubliners can check it out in Bewley’s Café Theatre, Powerscourt until Sat 17th Feb! Written and performed by Castaway’s Niamh McGrath and directed by our own […]
Tonight is the last night of MORB’s sensationally macabre production of ‘Dummy‘ for Dublin Fringe 2017, written by Peter Dunne and starring our very own Niamh Mc Grath! Get your tickets quick for the show The Irish Times called a ‘psychological comedy…with unsettling depths‘ Best of luck for your final night Niamh! <3 Castaway Dummy http://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/dummy […]
Well we’re delighted to share the news that Niamh McGrath’s ‘Looking Deadly’ which is playing in Town Hall Theatre Galway studio is *SOLD OUT* for tonight’s performance. Get your tickets quick for its remaining shows as part of the Galway Theatre Festival | 18-23 April 2017 till Sunday!!! Well done Niamh! Looking Deadly