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  • DEIRDRE O’KANE BRINGS HER SHOW 1DEE TO EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

    DEIRDRE O’KANE BRINGS HER SHOW 1DEE TO EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

    Deirdre O'Kane is bringing her live show 1Dee to Edinburgh Festival on Saturday 27th August at The Box, Assembly George Square at 11:00pm.

    After a seven-year break from stand-up, during which she had babies, made a movie in Vietnam and became the mother of Moone Boy, Deirdre O'Kane returns with a brand new show. She is definitely older but is she wiser? What has she learned from being a stay at home mum, achieving the glory of middle-age and chasing after collagen as it attempts to leave her life forever? She reveals all (well nearly all) in 1Dee.

    Tickets are available here.

    'Unique star quality' - The Guardian

    'She dazzles the audience from start to finish' **** - The Sunday Times

    'When she exits, applause follows her all the way down to the street' **** - The Scotsman

  • OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS WELCOMES DEIRDRE O’KANE TO THE STABLE

    By arrangement with the Lisa Richards Agency, Off The Kerb Productions are proud to announce they are to represent Deirdre O’Kane in the UK. Deirdre’s talent and versatility as a performer has seen her receive huge acclaim and recognition in recent years. 

BIOGRAPHY

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Deirdre’s talent and versatility as a performer has seen her receive huge acclaim and recognition in recent years. Her leading role of Debra Moone in the award winning series Moone Boy, opposite Peter McDonald and writer Chris O’ Dowd, has earned her an IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy Awards) nomination and also reaffirmed her place as one of Ireland’s most loved and revered comedy actresses, as well as introducing her to a new generation of fans.

Her performance of Christina Noble opposite Liam Cunningham and Sarah Greene in Stephen Bradley’s feature Noble, won her a Best Actress IFTA. The film which was released in September 2014, won Jury and Audience awards at the Boston Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Newport Beach Festival and the Nashville and Dallas Festivals. 

But it’s her return to her stand up comedy roots, which has her excited right now and she relishes the chance in ‘being a bit rock ‘n’ roll again’. She also explained the allure of stand up and admits ‘there must be a part of me that likes the danger of putting yourself on the line like that. When you’ve worked hard at something, that skill is still in you, and it’s like getting back on a bike.’
 
Deirdre has performed around the world at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Adelaide Comedy Festival. She hosted and co-wrote the ten-part TV series of stand-up comedy and sketches called The Lounge for RTÉ/BBC which included guests such as Rich Hall, Adam Hills, Jeff Green and Dara O Briain. She was a guest on The Panel hosted by Dara O Briain (RTÉ), starred in Edinburgh and Beyond (Comedy Central), and also released two DVDs of her stand up performances through EMI.

Her many prestigious theatre credits include most recently the protagonist in Are You There, Garth? It’s Me, Margaret (Gaiety Theatre), Rosemary in Outside Mullingar (Theatre Royal Bath), Mary in Juno and the Paycock (The Abbey Theatre), Miss Funny in At the Black Pig’s Dyke (Druid Theatre), Daphne in Present Laughter (Gate Theatre), Jean in two sold-out runs of Dandelions at the Gaiety Theatre and in Greener at the same theatre, both for Landmark Productions, and her acclaimed performance in the one woman show My Brilliant Divorce (Druid Theatre).

Other greatly received television roles include all three series of Moone Boy for Sky 1 and Paths to Freedom, The Clinic, Fergus’s Wedding and Bittersweet, all for RTÉ.  

Previous feature film credits include the BAFTA winning Festival for Channel 4, Intermission directed by John Crowley for Parallel Fims, Killing Bono directed by Nick Hamm for Cinema Three and Dollhouse, directed by Kirsten Sheridan for Factory Films.

Press

‘Unique star quality’ – The Guardian

‘She dazzles the audience from start to finish’ **** – The Sunday Times

‘When she exits, applause follows her all the way down to the street’ **** – The Scotsman