Niamh McGrath

Niamh McGrath

Playing Age: 35-45

Height: 5' 1"

Hair: Fair

Eyes: Blue



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

Theatre London.

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

McDonagh’s Calvary.




Calvary Air Hostess John Michael McDonagh
Waking the Titanic Catherine Bourke GMTV & TG4
Frank Delaney
Tom & Mary (Short) Mary Conway Scánnan
Stephen O’Brien
Primary School Musical Drama Mentor RTE 2
Gillian Marsh
Prank It Up Mum RTE 2
Gary Flood
Sinners Aoife BBC


Looking Deadly Multiple Show in a Bag Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016
Amy Conroy
The Far off Hills Pet, Ducky & Dick Nomad/ Loco & Reckless Productions
Mikel Murfi
Far Away From Me Mam & Conchita The Ark
Amy Conroy
One Sandwich Short of a Genius Becky Big Telly Theatre
Zoe Seaton
Gift of the Gabby (One woman show) Gabby Lost Typewriter
Ciaran McMahon
40 Songs of Green Ensemble National Concert Hall & Barabbas
Veronica Coburn
Sarah’s Comfort (One woman show) Yew Tree Theatre
John Breen
Four Play with Friends Ensemble Comedy Troupe
Gilly Pugh
The BFG Ensemble The Civic Theatre
Veronica Coburn
Blowfish Ensemble Barabbas & The Ark
Veronica Coburn
Alone it Stands Mary/Moss Keane & Various Yew Tree Theatre
John Breen
Agnes of God Agnes Calipo Theatre Co
Darren Thornton
Make Music with Us Ensemble Yew Tree Theatre
Pierre Compos
A Midsummer’s Night Dream Puck Sorted Theatre Co
Max Haufler
The Marriage of Figaro Servant Abbey Theatre
Brian Brady
Strawberries in December Sylvia O’Grady NAYD
Brian Brady


Hold This Jackie RTE Radio1 Dir: Veronica Coburn


Simon Edwards & Marian Masoliver Spain Directing/Devising/writing
Sue Morrison Toronto Clown through Mask
Bull Alley Dublin Puppetry
Rowan Tolley Mime
Eric Davies Buffoon
Angela DeCastro Clown
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.

Latest News


Lookin Deadly in Bewley’s Café Theatre

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 […]

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Niamh is no Dummy!

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 […]

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Niamh McGrath’s Looking Deadlier and Deadlier

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

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