Aisling Groves-McKeown

Aisling’s professional work includes Conall Morrison’s  production of The Crucible at the Lyric Theatre, the BBC’s The Indian Doctor (dir Lee Haven-Jones),  the lead female in Ulster Theatre Company’s productions of Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk  (Armagh Market Place Theatre,  Pavilion Teatre, Dun Laoighaire), and Secret Journeys (Teatro all’improvviso). In addition to training at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Aisling is also a former member of the Lyric Drama Studio and was selected to participate in a week long professional Actors/ Dancers lab with Frantic Assembly and Primecut which culminated in the performance of an original hour long play.

Aisling regularly performs as part of musical improvisation troupe, Waiting For the Call in their revamped show Notflix in which 5 actors and a band improvise an original comedy musical inspired by film suggestions from the audience. They had a 5* total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe this year and will be performing in Manchester, at the Leicester Square Theatre and as part of the Vaults Festival.

Aisling has devised and performed with theatre company  Curious Doings on a number of occasions. Their work is highly physical, visceral and full of the unexpected.  She helped create the two woman show Just for Tonight which she went on to perform in Brussels to promote the culture and creativity of Northern Ireland. This year she worked with Curious Doings to put on The Things People Say at the Lyric Theatre Belfast.    It explored the idea of what people say and the impact that can have on themselves, those around them, and the wider society. Aisling is also interested in writing and worked with Accidental Theatre Company to put on a scratch performance of a play she is developing at the Downpatrick Arts Centre.  The play mixes more traditional scenework with stand up and more experimental styles. Aisling is also a Spanish speaker, drama facilitator and qualified TEFL teacher.

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