Mar­garet Mc Auliffe

Margaret Mc Auliffe

Photo: Ste Murray

Mar­garet Mc Auli­ffe is an actor and writer from Dublin.

As an actor she has worked with com­pa­nies such as The Col­lec­tive, Rough Magic, Col­laps­ing Horse, Fisham­ble and The Abbey Theatre.

The­atre cred­its include Anna Karen­ina (Abbey The­atre); Much Ado about Noth­ing, Jezebel, Dig­ging for Fire (Rough Magic); kitchensinkdrama (The Col­lec­tive at Dublin Fringe 2022); Requiem for the Truth (Col­laps­ing Horse at Bergen Fringe Fes­ti­val Nor­way, 2018).

As a writer and a per­former she has enjoyed inter­na­tional suc­cess and crit­i­cal acclaim for her play The Humours of Bandon.

A fea­ture adap­ta­tion of the play is cur­rently in devel­op­ment with Trea­sure Enter­tain­ment, with sup­port from Screen Ireland.

Praise for Margaret’s writ­ing and her per­for­mance in The Humours of Ban­don:

…a delight… Mar­garet Mc Auli­ffe is a star… sit back and enjoy this emo­tional roller­coaster ride.’
Broad­way Baby

…witty and warm… Mc Auli­ffe, like this rather per­fectly formed show, is a win­ner…’
The Times

witty and poignant… told by a per­former who has lived and breathed the world she so expertly con­veys.’
The Scots­man

ter­rific one woman show… by turns sharp, charm­ing and hilar­i­ous… All round, a cham­pion turn.’
The Irish Times

truly breath­tak­ing… daz­zling per­for­mance that really needs to be seen to be believed.’
The Reviews Hub

As part of the ‘Show in a Bag’ ini­tia­tive for the Dublin Fringe Fes­ti­val in 2016 she wrote, pro­duced and per­formed her smash hit, one-​woman show,The Humours of Ban­don. The show won the Bewley’s Lit­tle Gem Award and Mar­garet was nom­i­nated as Best Per­former at the Dublin Fringe Awards. Fisham­ble has since pro­duced and toured The Humours of Ban­don both nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally for the past 8 years includ­ing at; the Edin­burgh Fringe ‘17, Brighton Fes­ti­val, UNOFest Vic­to­ria Canada and a tour of Welsh the­atres in 2018. She then toured the show in Aus­tralia and New York in 2019/​2020, in 2023 com­pleted a 7-​week tour of North Amer­ica and in Feb 2024 The Humours of Ban­don played at the Cen­tre Cul­tural Irlandais in Paris.

Mar­garet won the Irish Writer’s Guild (Zeb­bie) award for Best The­atre Script 2017. She was a recip­i­ent of the Pavil­ion Theatre’s Patron Artists’ Bur­sary 2017 and was awarded a week in the Pavil­ion The­atre Stu­dio Oct 2023. She was a mem­ber of the Irish The­atre Institute’s Six in the Attic pro­gramme 18/​19 and was selected as part of Fishamble’s ‘A Play for Ire­land’ ini­tia­tive in 2018. In 2020 she was awarded fund­ing towards writ­ing a new play through Fin­gal County Council.