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A comfort to those who believe their dead loved ones are still close by, Robert the psychic hooks them up across the ether with spiritual readings and meditation podcasts. But when one encounter with an elderly client reveals more than most, Robert is gifted an opportunity to speak from the heart.
You’ll meet Robert, Mrs Dunwoody and hear about a lost dog called George in Tout Va Bien, the fifth of eight 10 minute plays, in the audio play series, On the Street Where We Live.
Written by Christine Murphy
Robert voiced by Sean Kearns
Sheila voiced by Helena Bereen
Age guidance: 16+
Christine Murphy is a scriptwriter from Belfast. Her debut feature film Cup Cake premiered and won the Audience Award at the Belfast Film Festival in 2010. In 2013, she won the Irish Writers’ Guild Zebbie Award for her BBC Radio 4 drama Kicking the Air starring Vicky McClure. She is a 2016 alumnus of the prestigious eQuinoxe Europe script development programme. She has written for several long-running TV series, including Emmerdale and Eastenders and is currently writing for the new Britbox/BBC TV series Hope Street.
Digital Theatre credits include: University of Wonder and Imagination (Cahoots NI).
Theatre credits include: Bouncers (MAC, Belfast); Crocodile Fever (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh); A Street Car Named Desire (Lyric, Belfast); Elves and The Shoemaker (MAC, Belfast); Doublecross (Lyric, Belfast/ Abbey, Dublin); Good Vibrations (Lyric, Belfast); The Last Ship, (N American Tour, UK Tour, Northern Stage); The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre, West End); Pinocchio (MAC, Belfast/Cahoots NI); Wicked (Apollo Victoria, West End); The Commitments (Palace, West End); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace, West End); The 39 Steps (Criterion, West End); Bedlam, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, As You Like It and A New World (Shakespeare’s Globe); Measure for Measure (Almeida); Jack and the Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith); The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, God in Ruins and Macbeth (RSC); The Importance of Being Earnest (Abbey, Dublin); A Whistle in the Dark (Manchester Royal Exchange/Tricycle); Royal Supreme (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Hamlet, Weddins, Weeins and Wakes, As The Beast Sleeps, Of Mice And Men, Juno and the Paycock, Sound of Music, Annie, The Crucible and Oliver (Lyric, Belfast); The Chairs, Ruby and Second Hand Thunder (Tinderbox); The Importance of Being Earnest and Pride and Prejudice (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Henry IV Part 1, In a Little World of Our Own and The Trojan Women (Peacock Theatre) and Romeo and Juliet (Kabosh).
TV credits include: As the Beast Sleeps and Ballykissangel (BBC NI), Safe and Sound, Johnny Loves Susie, God’s Frontiersmen, Children of the North (BBC), The Governor (Samson Films), Extra Extra! (RTE) and The Last of the Dying Race (UTV/Ch 4).
Film credits include: Puckoon (Studio Eight Prods/Bord Scannan na hEirean); Best (Best Films Ltd); Angela’s Ashes (David Brown Prods); Durango (Hallmark Prods); The Boxer (Hell’s Kitchen/Universal Pics); A Further Gesture (Ch 4 Films); The Informant (Hallmark Ent).
Theatre directing credits include: A Christmas Carol (MAC, Belfast).
Helena trained at the Gaiety School of Acting and the Canadian National.
Tv Credits include: Maisy in Glenroe (Tommy McArdle, RTE); United (BAFTA Winner) playing Hazel (Michael McGowan, BBC NI); Good Morning Canada (Mike Young, CBS); The Look (William Adams, Granada); Dry Yer Eyes playing Mrs Kelly (Michael McDowell, BBC); Mrs Clarke in The Clinic (John Owens, RTE).
Film Credits include: Helen in Green Oranges (Cinema); Mum in Wake (Stephen Petticrew Morrow); Sadie in Tonight We Fly (Fintan Brady, Triplevision); Hunger (Steven McQueen); Winding Down (Richard Parkin).
Stage Credits include: Grandma in The Weather Watchers (Cahoots NI); The Colleen Bawn playing Mrs Creggan (Big Telly Theatre); Family Plot playing Aunt Lizzie (Tinderbox Theatre); Mrs Driver in The Borrowers (Helix Theatre); Marching On (Lyric Theatre); Cinderella playing Ugly Sister (Devenish); A Doll’s House (Lyric Theatre); On McQuillan’s Hill playing Mrs Tymley (Tinderbox Theatre); Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels (Carnegie Europa); Lovers (Big Telly/Tour); All My Sons (Arts Theatre); Dance of the Dinosaurs (Punchbag Theatre, Galway); Philadelphia Here I Come (Irish Tour); The Tinker’s Wedding (Hawkswell); Children Of Eve playing Mother Mercy, Chapter Two, Strategy for Butterflies (Andrews Lane); The Plough and the Stars (Irish Tour); Hamlet playing Gertrude (Hawkswell); Romeo and Juliet (Irish Tour); Mrs Klein (Dartington); Jacko (Irish Tour); Try Anything Twice playing Josephine (New Eblana Theatre); The Country Boy (Big Telly); Woman on the verge of HRT (Irish Tour); From Donegal With Love (BBC Radio).
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