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Cinderella Read Bio
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Corrie Earley

Originally from Belfast Northern Ireland, Corrie is a 2020 Musical Theatre graduate from Trinity Laban Conservative of Music and Dance.

One of Corrie’s highlights whilst training was being selected to perform at West End Proms as part of the Greenwich Music Festival, where she sang the duet ‘Only Us’ from the musical Dear Evan Hansen.

The concert had West End royalty also performing, Corrie took on the role as dance captain with her peers and accompanied Daniel Brocklebank (to name one) as a dancer.

Corrie was due to make her West End debut in Lambert and Jackson’s production of the Secret Garden at the London Palladium but this was sadly affected by the pandemic.

Corrie starred as Snow White in Mr Hullabaloo’s pantomime (Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey).

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Fairy Godmother Read Bio
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Jayne Wisener

Trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.

Theatre: Kiss Me Kate (Lyric Theatre Belfast); The Threepenny Opera (Northern Ireland Opera) Cinderella (The Orchard Theatre); Cinderella (Grand Opera House); The Bloody Irish! (Helix Theatre/Broadcast on PBS); Aladdin (Grand Opera House); Lizzie Siddal (Arcola Theatre); Cinderella (Grand Opera House); Notes To Future Self (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); The Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Parade (Donmar Warehouse)

Television: Brave New World (Amblin/Dreamworks for NBC Universal); Francis of Assisi: A Life Of Adventure (Dreamlight International Productions); Hayden’s Dream (Paul McKenzie/Foz Allan); Doctors (BBC); London Irish (Channel 4); The Life And Adventures Of Nick Nickleby (BBC); 6 Degrees (BBC NI); Misfits (E4 for Channel 4); Injustice (Travers Productions Ltd); Runaway (Company Television Productions Ltd); Casualty (BBC); Vexed (Greenlit Rights Lts); The Inbetweeners (Bwark Productions); Minder (Talkback Thames/Five)

Film: Her Penpal (UFO Films); The Heiress (Flare Film); Son of Perdition (Matthew Harrison Films); Life Just Is (Ruby Films); Jane Eyre (Focus Features); A Kiss For Jed (Louisiana Film Productions); Boogeyman 3 (BM3 Productions); Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Dreamworks/Warner)

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Sebastian Read Bio
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Conor Quinn

Conor Quinn is an actor-musician from “Banbridge Town in the County Down”. He is a graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. During his training, Conor performed as part of the ensemble of Assassins, Stone in City of Angels and Barnaby in The Baker’s Wife.

He was a soloist and member of the Street Chorus in the 2018 Bernstein:100 Bernstein Mass with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conor made his stage debut earlier this year as Jack in NI Opera’s production of Into the Woods. He can’t wait to be back in Belfast.

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Leopold Read Bio
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Richard Croxford

Richard Croxford’s career has included acting, voice overs, writing, directing and producing for numerous theatre companies locally nationally, internationally and London’s West End on three occasions as well as varied dramatic and comedic film and television appearances. He has been artistic director of two theatre companies Replay Productions and the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. He is currently a freelance artist based just outside Belfast with his own recording booth for voice over work.

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Wolfie Read Bio
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Edalia Day

Edalia Day is a transgender spoken word artist, animator and theatre maker based in Norwich. Trained at Lecoq and Alra, her spoken word is full of energy and theatrical flair and her theatre combines comedy, live music and interactive projection mapping. Her shows include Super Hamlet 64, about videogames and Shakespeare and Too Pretty To Punch, about transphobia in the media. Acting credits include Casualty (BBC), and lead roles in Pinocchio (Derby Theatre), The Tempest, King Lear and Midsummer Night’s Dream (Red Rose chain). Since lockdown she’s also produced several projects combining animation and digital theatre, working with the Young Vic, HOME, Chris Haughton and Theatre Royal Norwich.

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Constanze Read Bio
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Philippa O'Hara

Philippa O’Hara is a singer and actor from Belfast. She trained in BMC’s Performing Arts course which she completed with a Degree in Drama from Queen’s University, Belfast. In 2010 she took part in ‘Over the Rainbow’, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s BBC search for a new Dorothy. Philippa beat nearly 10,000 girls all over the country throughout a series of extremely intensive audition processes, gaining a very respectable place in the final 20. Her most recent credits include Secrets of Space (Cahoots NI, USA Tour), The Grimm Hotel, (Cahoots NI, Belfast), The University of Wonder & Imagination (Cahoots NI, Digital Tour), Secrets of Space (Cahoots NI, Ireland Tour) Shh! We Have a Plan (Cahoots NI, China and USA Tour), Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries,(Cahoots NI, USA Tour), Under The Hawthorn Tree (The MAC, Belfast), Pinocchio, (The MAC, Belfast) Little Red Riding Hood, (Market Place Theatre, Armagh), The Andrews Sisters at the Derry Jazz Festival (Playhouse Theatre, Derry/Londonderry) and My Mother and Other Strangers (BBC NI). She also sings regularly all over Ireland with her sister, Jolene, as ‘O’Hara’.

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Aloysia Read Bio
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Catriona McFeely

Catriona is from Derry and is based in Belfast. She studied Acting at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Theatre credits include Secrets of Space (Cahoots) Cinderella (GBL Productions) Rough Girls (Lyric Theatre),The Shedding of Skin (Kabosh),Grand (Verge 2 Rehearsed Readings–Prime Cut Productions), Dear World (Big Telly Theatre Company),The Frozen Princess (GBL Productions), A Walk is not a Walk and Blackout (Lyric Theatre), Date Show (Threes Theatre Company), Rapunzel (Cre:8 Theatre), Grey Skies (Cue Productions) and Playboy of the Western World (London Irish Rep). Catriona has also worked extensively with Replay Theatre Company who specialise in Theatre for Younger Audiences and Inclusive Audiences. Shows include Dancing at the Disco at the End of the World, Tribe, Closer,Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, and Snoozle and the Lullabugs. Short film work includes Resonance (Cantelina Pictures), No Place(AuroraProductions), Lost Memories (UU Film School) and Stalker(Met Film School, London).

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Maria Read Bio
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Allison Harding

Allison trained at Arts Educational Schools many moons ago in the drama department: Following her training, she received her apprenticeship with The Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s ‘Young Company’ for a year under the helm of Clive Perry:

Theatre Credits: The Witch in Into The Woods directed by Cameron Menzies and Ralph in Kiss Me Kate both for NI Opera.

For The Lyric Theatre: Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Captain Jess Hook in Peter Pan and Swallowfire in Pinnochino all written and directed by Paul Boyd. Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance for The Belfast Ensemble, and Mrs Thistlewaite in Dear Sprit by Tara Lynne O’Neill. The Witch in Grimm Hotel and Lady Helena Hope in The Ghost House both for Cahoots for The Belfast International Festival.

West End Credits: Baruska in Once at The Phoenix Theatre directed by John Tiffany, Sister Mary Teresa in Sister Act at The London Palladium directed by Whoopi Goldberg and Anthony Van Laast, Queenie in From a Jack to a King at The Ambassadors and Miranda in Return to The Forbidden Planet at The Cambridge Theatre written and directed by Bob Carlton. The latter being the first Actor Musician show to win Best Musical at The Laurence Olivier Awards. All Original companies.

Film and TV : Head Washerwoman/featured Ensemble in Disney’s Beauty and The Beast directed by Bill Condon, Mamma Mia “Here We Go Again” directed by Ol Parker and Sal Pucino in CBBC’s Nova Jones directed by Fergus Costello. Other TV credits include The Bill, London’s Burning and Mose’s Jones as well as a Crunchy Nut Cornflake Advert. Old Friends and Other Days for NI Opera.

Touring: Betty in Blonde Bombshells of 1945, Sister Mary Teresea/Mary Lazurus and Mother Superior in Sister Act, and Gloria in Return To The Forbidden Planet. The Girls by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth.

Regional Theatre: Martha in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Lowbutt and Grace in Honk, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Nancy in Oliver! and many pantomimes all over the country namely, Theatre Clywd, Queens Theatre Hornchurch and The Wosely Ipswich.

Radio: A Ticket to Identify by Jake O’Kane. Currently recording ‘Moth to A Flame’ The Diaries of David E Thompson and Only Heaven Knows by Alex Harding available on all audio platforms.

This is Allison’s debut at The MAC and she is delighted to be spending Christmas with you. I wish you a happy and healthy 2023.

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Sigmund Read Bio
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Morgan Cooke

Morgan is an actor, composer and singing teacher from Dublin. He has worked with:

Moonfish Theatre: An Enemy of the People (2009), Pinocchio A Nightmare (2012), Star of the Sea (2014, 2015, 2017), Redemption Falls (2019), Into the World Within (2021).

Fíbín: Othello (2014), An Triail (2014, 2015), Cogadh na Saoirse (2021), Jack and the Beanstalk (2021), (Ré 2022) and Diddley-Aye (2022).

Outlandish Theatre: Come Into the Gardens (2013), YouTopia (2016, co-production with the Abbey), ExhibitUs (2015), Patterns (2019).

The Abbey: Me Mollser (2016), Me Sara (2017).

Druid: The Cavalcaders (music 2022).

RTÉ Drama on One (radio): Breaks (2017).

TV work: Highlander (1996), FFC (2004), Foreign Exchange (2004), Marú (2006, 2009), How Low Can You Go? (2010), Na Cloigne (2010), Flann O’ Brien An Béal Saibhir (2016), Eipic (2016), Cumann na mBan (2016), Ros na Rún (2018, 2019), Simon Says (2022).

Morgan was Head of Singing at the Lir Academy from 2016-2021.

This is Morgan’s first time to work with CAHOOTS, enjoy the show!

Creative Team

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Director Read Bio
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Playwright Read Bio
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Composers/Sound Designers Read Bio
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Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney

Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney is from County Armagh, and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Cahoots.

In his role as Artistic Director Paul has produced and directed many productions, most recently The Ghost House (Immersive Walk-Through Experience, Belfast 2022), Secrets of Space (USA Tour 2022), The Grimm Hotel (Immersive Walk-Through Experience, Belfast 2021) and The University of Wonder and Imagination (International Zoom Tour 2020).

Previous productions at the MAC include The Elves and the Shoemaker, Pinocchio, The Incredible Book Eating Boy and The Family Hoffman’s Christmas Mystery Palace. His recent theatre writing credits include Penguins, Shh! We Have a Plan, Egg, and Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries.

Paul has worked extensively as an illusion consultant on many different productions, ranging from Shakespeare in the open air to Broadway musicals.

As an actor, Paul was nominated for the prestigious Ian Charleson award and received a Commendation from the National Theatre for his performance in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

In November 2011, The Belfast Metropolitan College honoured Paul with an Award of Distinction for his contribution to the Arts.

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Charles Way

Charles is one of Britain’s leading writers for children and young people. In 2016 he was honoured by Action for Children’s Arts for his contribution to children’s theatre. Charles began writing plays professionally in 1978 when he joined Leeds Playhouse TIE team. He has now written over fifty plays, and his work is produced all over the world. Sleeping Beauty and The Search for Odysseus were both nominated as Best Children's Play by the Writer's Guild of Great Britain and A Spell of Cold Weather won the award in 1996.

His play about the percussionist Evelyn Glennie, which was first produced at the Polka Theatre was nominated as Best Children's Show by the TMA, as was Nivelli’s War for Cahoots which transferred to Broadway in 2017. His version of The Borrowers won the award in a production for Northern Stage directed by Erica Whyman in 2014.

He has enjoyed a close relationship with the Unicorn Theatre in London for whom he wrote The Flood published by Collins and in 2004 Red Red Shoes which won the English Arts Council’s ‘Children’s Award’. He was commissioned by the National Theatre for the ‘Assembly’ project to write Alice in the News, which has subsequently been performed by children all over Britain. In 2010 the author was the recipient of the prestigious German children’s theatre prize for Missing about child poverty and in 2004 Merlin and the Cave of Dreams, was nominated for a Helen Hayes award for 'Outstanding New Play’ in Washington DC.

Recent works with Cahoots include Cinderella, The Ghost House, The Grimm Hotel, Under the Hawthorn Tree, The Assistant’s Revenge, Secrets of Space, and The Vanishing Elephant.

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Score Draw Music

Score Draw Music is a multi-award-winning team of composers based in Belfast. Their work has ranged from writing songs sung by Dolly Parton in the Emmy-nominated Nickelodeon Jr show Lily’s Driftwood Bay to a co-write in the 2018 Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water.

The company's songs and underscore can be heard every day across the globe, with credits spanning a wide range of media for young audiences on Disney Jr, PBS Kids, Milkshake, Amazon Prime, CBBC, Nick Jr and many more. Score Draw Music's work in film has also included full orchestral score - most recently for the documentary Lost Lives narrated by a renowned cast including Kenneth Branagh and Liam Neeson - and work for Discovery Channel, Channel 4, ITV and Netflix. The company was founded in 2009 by Mark Gordon and today includes Mary, Richard, Lucy, Charlie, Heidi, Fiona and Sam.