Megan Riordan

Megan appeared in a leading role as The Girl in multi award-winning musical ONCE by Enda Walsh, presented by Landmark Productions at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin during the summer of 2015. John Tiffany’s highly-acclaimed production was subsequently picked-up and invited for a limited run at the prestigious Charlotte Theater in Seoul, Korea. Due to phenomenal demand, ONCE returned to the Olympia Theatre summer 2016 for which she revived her role to critical acclaim.

More recently, she was seen in RIOT presented by THISISPOPBABY , winner of the best production at Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2016. RIOT is set to return for a limited run at Vicar Street summer 2017. Megan also appeared in DONEGAL a new musical production by Frank McGuinness, directed by Conall Morrison, staged at the Abbey Theatre.

Her previous theatre work includes YOU REMEMBER THE STORIES YOU WISH WERE TRUE (directed Dodd Loomis) as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 at Project Cube. Dublin work as an actor includes WOYZECK (Rough Magic SEEDS II), THE PUBLIC (dir. Wayne Jordan), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Making Strange), THIS IS NOT A LIFE (Bedrock) and THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (Abbey Theatre), both directed by Jimmy Fay, PILGRIMS OF THE NIGHT (Rough Magic SEEDS III), THE COMING WORLD (Making Strange), MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE (dir. Jim Culleton), LUCK (Making Strange), IN REAL TIME (Brokentalkers), THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT (Making Strange), Nellie in Guna Nua’s THE GODDESS OF LIBERTY at Project Arts Centre and ELEVATOR with THISISPOPBABY as part of the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012. Work in New York as an actor includes LUCK (Off-Broadway, 59E59 Theaters), FOUR SAINTS IN/MEXICO (dir. Ruben Polendo), TRANSFIGURES (dir. Lear de Bessonet) and THIS JUNGLE OF CITIES (Off-Broadway).

Recent screen work includes the role of Estella Hopkins in bilingual period drama AN KLONDIKE directed by Daithi Keane for Abu Media. Megan revived her role in Season 2, televised earlier in 2017 on TG4. AN KLONDIKE received 4 awards at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2016.

Film and television work includes “tableside reporting” on THE WORLD SERIES OF BLACKJACK (Game Show Network), the IFTA-nominated PADDYWHACKERY (TG4,dir. Daniel O’Hara), CITY OF EMBER, and THE GIFT OF THE MAGI for Hallmark. More recently she played the title role in ROMEO & JULIET with Second Age Theatre Company at The Helix, Dublin and appeared in HUMAN CHILD & MONSTER CLOCK directed by Dan Colley with Collapsing Horse Theatre Company. Megan’s latest role was Bianca in OTHELLO (dir. John Breen), presented by Second Age Theatre Company.