John Morton

John is an actor and writer. He has a BA in Drama & Performance from DIT Conservatory Of Music and Drama.

Film and TV work includes the lead role in the award winning feature film Locus Of Control, Where The Wild Things Go (Jumper Films), Two Cats (Mycrofilms), The Professor and The Madman (Fastnet/Icon), Fading Away (Filmbase), Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes (Mycrofilms), Love/Hate (Octagon Films/RTÉ), Swerve (Mycrofilms), Tobias and The Tree (IADT), Republic Of Telly (RTÉ) and Old Fangs (Cartoon Saloon).

Stage credits include Home Theatre Ireland (Dublin Theatre Festival 2018) Running + Walking In The Phoenix Park (Dublin Fringe Festival 2018) The Harvest, Snake Eaters (The New Theatre), Taboo (White Label), Vehicle, The Hellfire Squad, War Of Attrition, Bash, Scratcher, Cannibal! The Musical, Smitten, Trainspotting, Stags and Hens, Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (Devious Theatre) Voices In The Rubble, A Bucket Full Of Fire, Konstantin Has Shot Himself (Sheer Tantrum) TEXT| Messages (Project Arts Centre) Silly Bits Of Sky, The Bus (Barnstorm Theatre Company), The Last Lot (Talking Birds), Closed Circuit (Graffiti Theatre Company) and Wild Harvest (Watergate Productions).

Writing for the stage includes Taboo (White Label) and five plays for Devious Theatre including The Hellfire Squad, co-written with Peter McGann (Project Arts Centre, 2016), War Of Attrition (Dublin Fringe Festival/Galway Theatre Festival 2013), Scratcher (The Theatre Machine Turns You On: Vol II), Smitten (Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival) and Heart Shaped Vinyl. He also wrote the community theatre project Bridge Street Will Be (Equinox/Asylum). His work for radio includes 100 Everyday Menaces (RTÉ Drama On One/IMRO Award Winner 2018), The War Of The Worlds (IMRO Award Winner 2009) and the radio detective serial Vultures (KCLR/Devious Theatre). He is currently adapting Thomas Kilroy’s novel The Big Chapel for an Abbey Theatre/Asylum/Kilkenny Arts Festival co-production in 2019.

Work as a filmmaker includes Smitten (RTÉ Storyland 2016) and episodes of the webcoms Long Dark Twenties and Vultures. He has made three short films: Two Cats (Kerry Film Festival 2018), Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes (RTE Shortscreen) and Hot Water Bottle (Cork Film Festival, 2012).

He is a founding member of The Devious Theatre Company in Kilkenny and White Label in Dublin. / @mohnjorton


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Amy and John in Pulp Injection


Frontline actors Amy Dunne and John Morton appear next week in the Pulp Injection Christmas Special. Two pulpy comedy radio plays performed by a live cast. The event takes place this coming Monday night December 3rd in The Workman’s Club, Dublin. Tickets can be bought here:


Amy Dunne and John Morton in Two Cats


The short film Two Cats featuring Frontline members Amy Dunne and John Morton, who also wrote and directed, premiered on Saturday at Kerry Film Festival as part of the Irish Shorts selection. It was subsequently shortlisted for Best Irish Short. You can watch the trailer for the film here:

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Frontline At Fringe


Lots of the Frontline team are working on shows as part of this years very exciting Dublin Fringe Festival line up.

Sweet Sensations

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.

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