Deirdre began her career at The Gate Theatre, Dublin and most recently played Mrs Prynne in Hugh Leonard’s Da there.
2014 saw Deirdre in Sick with Crude Mechanics, The Bachelor of Kilkish with BottomDog and Deeds of Deceit and The Art of Wedlock with Speckintime.
Other theatre includes: Ride On, The Legend of Pat McNab, Belfry, Diary of a Town with Livin’ Dred Theatre Company. The Townlands of Brazil, Axis Ballymun and Teatr Polski, Wroclaw. Dancing at Lughnasa at The Library Theatre, Manchester. The Turn of the Screw and Hard Times, Storytellers Theatre Company. The Green Fool, Upstate. Romeo and Juliet for Second Age Theatre Company. Leaving and Winter Came Down, Quare Hawks Theatre Company. Happy Birthday Dear Alice, Red Kettle Theatre Company.
Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice and King Lear at Belfast Opera House. The Rivals, Druid.
Television and Film work includes;Game of Thrones,4 for HBO/ Sky Wild (Oasis Films), The Food Guide to Love (FGTL Productions) , George Gently (BBC), Mrs Custer in BAFTA award winning Custer’s Last Stand-Up (series 1 & 2 BBC), Whistleblower (Fair Street TV Prod) The Clinic (Parallel Films) , Batchelors Walk, Finbars Class (RTE). Eamon (Zanita Films), Turning Green (Curbside/BBC/RTE), No Tears (Little Bird) and Last Mango in Dublin (Espresso).
Deirdre is soon to join the cast of Sacrifice, Peter A.Dowlings’ new feature for Subotica.
Deirdre voiced all the females in the Vincent Browne radio show re-enactments of the Moriarty, Mahon/Flood, Barr, Morris, Ferns, Ryan & Murphy tribunals 1997-2009.
Deirdre has worked extensively in radio for RTE, BBC, ABC and with Garrison Keillor in Minnesota Public Radio.
Deeds of Deceit is a new play, commissioned by Dublin Castle and OPW. It is written by Matthew Ralli and will be staged in Chapel Royal of Dublin Castle, 3rd-6th July at 7.30pm. Tickets can be booked here
Following a hugely succesful run at The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, The Bachelor of Kilkish featuring Deirdre Monaghan heads on tour to the seaside town of Kilkee this Thursday and Friday (June 19-20) at Cultúrlann Sweeney in the heart of the town. Booking can be made in advance by calling their box office at 065 906 0769.
The show then returns to county Limerick for the last stop of their brief ‘Limerick City of Culture on tour’ with two nights at Friars’ Gate Theatre in Kilmallock. Tickets can be reserved by calling the theatre on 063 98727.
Don’t miss The Food Guide to Love featuring Deirdre Monaghan and Donncha O’Dea, premiering at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival on Monday 17th February. Watch the trailer