Aisling Groves-McKeown

Aisling’s professional work includes National Theatre of Wales’ Storm 2:Things Come apart (dir Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes), Date Show(dir Anna Leckey and Colm Doran) at The MAC Belfast,   Conall Morrison’s  production of The Crucible at the Lyric Theatre,   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). Screen work includes the BBC’s The Indian Doctor (dir Lee Haven-Jones) and short films The Wedding Speech (dir Joe McStravick) and female lead in Chancer (dir Patrick Maxwell). 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 can next be seen in Three’s Theatre Company’s  Date Show after Dark  followed by Cahoots NI’s The Elves and the Shoemaker.

Aisling is an experienced musical theatre improviser and  regularly performs as part of musical improvisation troupe, Waiting For the Call in their revamped show Notflix in which 6 actresses and a band improvise an original comedy musical inspired by film suggestions from the audience.  They tour throughout the UK and have just finished a month long run at the Gilded Balloon’s flagship Edinburgh venue, The Debating Hall.

Aisling has devised and performed with Northern Ireland’s leading devised theatre company, Curious Doings on a number of occasions at the Mac Belfast and Lyric Theatre Belfast.  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.  Aisling is also interested in writing and has 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, Irish dancer, drama facilitator and qualified TEFL teacher.

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