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Dani Dives In
by Diona Doherty

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Meet Dani.

Dani, with an i. Also, Dani with a podcast series who isn’t exactly chuffed to be back home living with her parents and younger brother. As she attempts to record her latest update and compound the lie that her life is actually great, a series of unintentional interruptions reveal the truth. A truth that exposes what Dani has been hiding. The truth about being 31, losing her job and living back home.

You’ll meet Dani, her family and maybe even a lost dog called George in this 10 minute audio play titled Dani Dives In, the fourth in a series of eight called On the Street Where We Live

Written by By Diona Doherty
Dani voiced by Diona Doherty
Dad voiced by Keith Lynch
Michael voiced by Conor Cupples
Mum voiced by Orla Mullan

Age guidance: 16+

You can’t come to our place, so we’ll come to yours.
On The Street Where We Live explores love, tragedy and redemption; hope, compassion and forgiveness. It’s funny and upbeat; tragic and heart-wrenching. It’s about real people leading unreal lives. It’s about the times we’re living through. It’s about the streets we’re living on.

Meet the Creative Team

Written by and Dani voiced by Diona Doherty

Actor, writer and stand-up comedian, Diona Doherty’s, TV performance credits include Derry Girls (CH4/Netflix), Soft Border Patrol (BBC1), Give My Head Peace (BBC1), Penance (Ch5) and The Break (BBC3). As a writer she has written Dani Dive’s In in On The Street Where We Live for the MAC Audio Lab in which she will also play ‘Dani’, upcoming short film Negative Stepmum for the BBC Iplayer as well as an episode of BBC radio comedy, What Happens In Ulster, due for broadcast March 2021. For Theatre she has written upcoming productions Dinner Ladies, Home Malone and Sunny Side Up for Red Brick Road Productions as well as BridesMaids of Northern Ireland and Cinder On Tinder for GBL Productions. Diona can currently be seen as a panellist on BBC’s comedy panel show, The Blame Game and as a series on radio comedy A Perforated Ulster. 

Dad voiced by Keith Lynch

Keith most recently recorded for BBC Radio Ulster’s The Long and Short of It written by Tim McGarry and starred in BBC iplayer’s comedic short, Stepmum.

Theatre credits include: William Caulfield’s Our Jimmy with David Hull Promotions, Jack and the Beanstalk Drive-in Panto as the Dame for Cre8 Theatre, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) with Bruiser Theatre Company, Hansel and Gretel with the MAC, Puss in Boots with Cre8 Theatre, Baby Daddy with Replay Theatre Co, The Show in Your Street and Chezzie’s Chance for Blue Eagle Productions, Teenage Kicks, a Millennium Forum Production written by Colin Bateman, directed by Des Kennedy and The Freedom of the City staged in the Guildhall as part of The Friel Festival. He also performed Don’t Go There, a one man show produced by the Balor Theatre as part of The Bluestacks Festival.

Keith has starred as the Panto Baddies Fleshcreep and Abanazar in Jack and the Beanstalk and Aladdin, respectively, an Ugly Sister in Cinderella and as the comedic Muddles in Snow White with Millennium Forum Productions. Most recently Keith’s Television credits include Ups and Downs with Big Fish Productions, BBC.

Michael voiced by Conor Cupples

Conor is an actor and theatre maker from Belfast.

Conor has a passion for new writing and is so excited to be part of On The Street Where We Live.

A recipient of the SIAP award, Conor is developing his own piece of theatre about queer assimilation in the contemporary world.

Mum voiced by Orla Mullan

Orla Mullan trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) in Acting in 2005 and nominated for the Spotlight Prize.

Orla can currently be seen playing DS Roz McFarlene in series 3 of Marcella currently airing on ITV/ITVHub.

Theatre credits include: TitanicDance (Millennium Forum/KSR Productions, Ireland & China Tour); Our Jimmy (David Hull Promotions, NI Tour); A Christmas Carol (Blixten, Folkoperan Stockholm); The Threepenny Opera (Lyric Belfast/NIOpera); Chezzie’s Chance (Blue Eagle Productions); An Evening with Bette Midler (one woman - Playhouse Derry, Irish Tour); The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Aged 13 3/4) (Bruiser, MAC & Irish Tour); A Christmas Carol (Blixten, Maxim Stockholm); Josef Locke (Playhouse Derry, NI Tour); Pits and Perverts (Sole Purpose, UK Tour); Cinderella (Lyric Belfast); Denizen (Blue Eagle Productions/Creggan Enterprises); The Comedy of Errors (Ulster Theatre Company); Fly me to the Moon, The London Vertigo, The Country Boy and Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls (Balor Rep); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sense and Sensibility (UK & International Tour); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (UK Productions, No.1 UK Tours 2006/2008); The Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Into the Woods (Landor, London); Bastien and Bastienne and Down in the Valley (Welsh National Opera); The Pride ( Blue Eagle Productions); The Karaoke Musical (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe); The Show in Your Street (Blue Eagle Productions); Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk (Millennium Forum); Red Riding Hood (C21).

Screen credits include: Marcella Season 3 (ITV/Netflix); Line of Duty (BBC); A Bump Along the Way (Element Pictures); Bad Day for the Cut (Six Mile Hill); Paula (BBC); The Fall Season 2 (BBC); Emmerdale (ITV); Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor (Channel 4); I’d Do Anything (BBC).

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