Margaret graduated from the 2 year full-time acting course in the Gaiety School of Acting in 2010. Previous work with Rough Magic includes Jezebel directed by Lynne Parker and Digging For Fire directed by Matt Torney.

She also played the role of Chris in Broadening directed by Rough Magic Associate Director Ronan Phelan for the ABSOLUTE Fringe Festival in The Lir Studio 2 (2012). 

In 2015 she toured around Ireland and England with the highly successful My English Tongue, My Irish Heart directed by Martin Lynch (Greenshoot Productions) which started its run, in Belfast’s Waterfront Studio.

In 2016 she wrote and produced her own show with the Show in a Bag initiative entitled The Humours of Bandon which enjoyed rave reviews, a sell-out run in Bewley’s Café Theatre @ Powerscourt and earned her the Bewley’s Little Gem Award as well as a nomination for Best Performer at the Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards. To round off a very successful 2016, she played Betsy/ensemble in The Abbey Theatre’s production of Anna Karenina dir. Wayne Jordan, in a new version of the Tolstoy classic revisited by celebrated Irish playwright Marina Carr, which enjoyed a sell-out run and played to the end of January 2017.

Fishamble: The New Play Company are currently producing The Humours of Bandon for 2017/18/19 and Margaret has performed the show over 110 times in venues nationwide as part of spring, summer and autumn tours including a sell-out 3 week run in Bewley’s Café Theatre in March ’17 and a 4 week, critically acclaimed run in Dance Base as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August ’17.

In 2018 she travelled to Victoria, Vancouver Island for UNOFest and played another highly successful sell-out run as part of the Brighton Festival in May. In December The Humours of Bandon delighted audiences the length and breadth of Wales and Fishamble are now taking it to New York and Australia in 2019!

Margaret also performed in Collapsing Horse‘s Requiem for the Truth which toured to Bergen as part of Norway’s Fringe Festival in September 2018.

Margaret is a recipient of the Pavilion Theatre‘s Patron Artist Bursary 2017, she is currently working on a new play for Fishamble‘s A Play for Ireland initiative and is a participant of Irish Theatre Institute’s Six in the Attic Artists Supports Programme.

Margaret enjoys performing in comedy sketches online. Her two most popular videos include The Fiscal Treaty spoof vid (doletv) which has garnered nearly 60,000 views on youtube and Are Chairs like Facebook which has over 206,000 views.

Margaret is also a former champion Irish Dancer and was the dance teacher in the Gaiety School of Acting for their summer Triple Threat boot camp from 2011 – 2016 where she choreographed and taught teenagers dance routines in modern / jazz / hip hop.

In addition to her acting credits, Margaret has also worked for toBE, a forum theatre company, as an actor improviser and deviser.

She is a highly skilled voiceover artist and represented by the best voice over agency in the country, a link to her voice demo can be found here: http://www.voicebank.ie/profile/Margaret_McAuliffe

Margaret is a strong alto singer having starred in musicals and dance shows as a child, teenager and college student. She played one of the principal parts in the Scottish opera version of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide directed by the late Gerry Haugh which opened the O’Reilly Theatre in January 2000.

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