Sharon is from Dublin. Most recent stage roles include Carmel in Sweet Sensations by Teri FitzGerald for Dublin Fringe Festival and Arianna in Mis-Conceptions at Smock Alley for Sugar Pie. Favourite roles include Zelda Fitzgerald in the critically acclaimed one woman play ZELDA at Theatre Upstairs for Fast Intent, Evelyn in Independence by Lee Blessing at Smock Alley and Shelly Levene in the (nearly) all female cast production of Glengarry Glen Ross at the New Theatre.
Recent screen credits include feature film Sweetness in the Belly starring Dakota Fanning and TV projects Cold Courage – a new crime thriller series set in London starring John Simm, and Penance – a suspense thriller based on the novel by Kate O’Riordan for Channel 5. She is also the voice of Ava’s Mother in the forthcoming animated feature of A Greyhound of a Girl based on the book by Roddy Doyle.
Previous theatre credits are Talk Radio (New Theatre), Lovers (Losers) (New Theatre), The Get Together (Sweney’s), The Only Jealousy of Emer, The Dreaming of the Bones and The Death of Cuchulainn (Dublin Lyric Players), Be My Baby (Lyric Theatre Belfast), The Dress (nominated for ‘Best Female Performance’ – Dublin Gay Theatre Festival), Fiends Reunited (Sweet & Dry), A Lady of Letters (New Theatre), David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood (T@36), Drinking Companions (Andrews Lane), Habeas Corpus (Samuel Beckett Theatre), Snow White (Olympia Theatre), Follies in Concert (National Concert Hall), WAR (Passion Machine/Olympia) and The Young Europeans at the Project Arts Centre.
Previous film work includes Face it Again, Writing Home, Ireland Ink., Senior Infants, Wedding Planners, Divestment, Girls, Comb and Awareness. On TV she played the role of Maeve Bergin in Fair City (RTE) and guested on Maeve Higgins’ Fancy Vittles (RTE).
She trained with Deirdre O’Connell at the Stanislavski Studio at the Focus Theatre, and as a singer with Gillyanne Kayes in London.
‘Sharon Coade plays Zelda with heart-wrenching conviction in a performance filled with variety, moving smoothly from pathos to sad spite and piteous insecurity.’ Emer O’Kelly – Sunday Independent – ZELDA
‘..Zelda, played by a mesmerising Sharon Coade….is a joy to watch, utterly convincing and truly pulls us into Zelda’s heart and soul…’ Aisling Flynn – Meg – ZELDA
‘Sharon Coade, incarcerated on the tiny stage that is the Theatre Upstairs, never flinches in her determination to proclaim Zelda’s right to be heard and admired’ Frank L. – No More Workhorse – ZELDA
‘…a thoughtful, never overplayed, sincere performance….during the tales that she brings out the best, giving us a glimpse of a spirited person, full of life, love and daring, told with a distinct southern drawl, bringing a glow and glint to her eyes, like a giddy teenager, all very infectious, counterpointed by the despair…’ Red Curtain – ZELDA
‘Sharon Coade completes the strong cast as Hanna, a ball of nerves, torn between exasperation with her Mother and a thinly veiled devotion to her. The acting is phenomenal in both pieces.’ Entertainment.ie – LOVERS
..’for me the performance of the evening was Sharon Coade as Shelly “The Machine” Levene. Both tragic and comic at the same time she never let one overpower the other in bringing to life a desperate, aging saleswoman with a sick daughter. For her the stakes are higher than most and the way she flips from her characters highs to her characters lows without dropping a beat was a joy to behold.’ Caomhan Keane Totally Dublin – Glengarry Glen Ross
..’the cast, who deliver a series of star turns. Special mention must go to Sharon Coade and Jane Elizabeth Walsh for stepping into Lemmon’s and Pacino’s shoes respectively….’ Le Cool – Glengarry Glen Ross
..’Sharon Coade’s Shelly ‘The Machine’ Levene, who pulls off a convincingly femme (and sympathetic) Jack Lemmon’ Lucy White – Metro – Glengarry Glen Ross
Lots of the Frontline team are working on shows as part of this years very exciting Dublin Fringe Festival line up.
Sharon Coade and Amy Dunne both appear in this raucous new comedy set in a nursing home from Teri Fitzgerald. It runs September 18th to 22nd in Smock Alley Theatre. Tickets here.
Running + Walking In The Phoenix Park
John Morton appears in this meditative play about a man running for his life. It plays both weeks of the festival from September 12-14 and again from September 19-22nd in Project Arts Centre. Tickets here.
Aine Ni Laoghaire is performing in the sharp, comedic new piece from Alice Malseed and Sarah Gordon. The show runs from September 17th to 22nd in Smock Alley Theatre. Tickets here.
My Dad’s Blind
Our own Donncha O’Dea is producing the new exciting work from Anna Shiels-McNamee. It runs from September 18th to 22nd in Project Arts Centre. Tickets here.
Frontline is delighted that several of our clients will be appearing in films in this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Juliette Crosbie, Sharon Coade and Geraldine McAlinden star in the new Irish feature film Writing Home which has it’s world premiere at the Fleadh on Wednesday 12th July at 10pm in the Town Hall. You can book your tickets here.
Our client Aron Hegarty will also be appearing in Mark Smyth’s short film Leap Of Faith which has its premiere at the festival as part of Irish Shorts 3. You can view the trailer here.