Megan Riordan

Megan is touring THISISPOPBABY’s hugely successful production RIOT (Best Production Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2016) performing in Sydney and Melbourne, and New York before headlining the ‘Luminato Festival’ in Toronto later this year.

Recent notable appearances include 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. Megan also appeared in DONEGAL, a new musical production by Frank McGuinness, directed by Conall Morrison, staged at the Abbey Theatre. Further stage credits include the title role in ROMEO & JULIET and Bianca in OTHELLO with Second Age Theatre Company and HUMAN CHILD & MONSTER CLOCK directed by Dan Colley with Collapsing Horse Theatre Company.

In television, she played Estella Hopkins in bilingual period drama AN KLONDIKE directed by Daithi Keane for Abu Media. Megan revived her role in Season 2. The series received 4 awards at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2016. Other screen work includes “tableside reporting” on THE WORLD SERIES OF BLACKJACK (Game Show Network), IFTA-nominated PADDYWHACKERY directed by Daniel O’Hara for TG4, CITY OF EMBER directed by Gil Kenan for Metropolitan Films, SACRIFICE directed by Peter A. Dowling (Subotica) and Renee in THE GIFT OF THE MAGI for Hallmark.

Previous theatre credits include 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).