Meet the actors who make our videos so special!
Auld Biddy 1 - She Walks Away, Widow- We Won't Look Back
A native of Glasgow Scotland Linsey has lived in Galway since 1990. She returned to the stage in 2015 with Claregalway Musical society and since then has had many roles with various societies based in Galway and county. She can also be found on TV and film and works as an extra for Ros na Run. If not on stage or set, Linsey does many other roles in theatre including Front of House, Props mistress, does production admin for Twins Productions
and is currently Chairperson of
KATS (Knocknacarra Amateur Theatre Society).
Leading Man (She Walks Away). Caring Grandson (We Wont't Look Back 1970)
Mark Fitzgerald is a graduate of Electronic and Computer Engineering from NUIG. He has been acting since he was 3 years old when he joined Trading Faces Stage School. Here, he performed notable roles such as Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, Riff in West Side Story, and Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls. He starred in Galway University Musical Society's production of Urinetown: The Musical as Hot Blades Harry, as well as performing cameo roles in The Addams Family and Pippin. He has acted in roles such as Usnavi in In the Heights, Sebastion in The Tempest, Leonard Vole in Witness for the Prosecution and Ardán and Draoi in Deirdre + Naoise with the Drama Society in NUIG. He has received a First Class Honours in his acting proficiency examination from the Irish Board of Speech of Drama.
He made his directorial debut with Dramsoc, co-directing All My Sons. He also directed Alone it Stands with Dramsoc in 2017, before reviving the production for the Irish Student Drama Association (ISDA) Awards in 2018 and the Galway Summer Drama Festival in 2019. Alone it Stands was picked up two nominations for Best Overall Production and a Judge's discretionary award for storytelling through movement, as well as two wins for Best Actor and Best Lighting at ISDA.
He is also a member of Knocknacarra Amateur Theatre Society (KATS) and hopes to be directing more shows with them in the future.
Auld Biddy 2 (She Walks Away), Granny (We Won't Look Back 1970)
Geraldine Holmes has been involved in theatre for many years as an actor, singer, director, and former chairperson of KATS Galway. As a fluent Irish speaker she has appeared in many Taibhdhearc productions and her television appearances include Aifric and Ros na Rún. for TG4. Geraldine has won many best actress awards on the drama festival circuit.. Ger is delighted to be involved in her first music video!
Policeman (She Walks Away), Security Guard/Shop Manager (We Won't Look Back 1970)
John Mangan has been involved in amateur drama both in Dublin and Galway since 1997.
With Spotlight Drama Group, Dublin John performed in "Love", "Love 2" and also at Dublin Fringe Festival.
With Athenry Drama Group and Athenry Musical Society, John has been involved in many productions including the lead role in "All Shook Up".
John is an award winning "Young Elvis" impersonator - having performed across the country at Cabaret Nights and even The Lisdoonvarna Bachelor Festival.
John featured on the "Voices Of Athenry" CD - a locally produced CD of which all proceeds went to local charities.
Sleazy Sam (She Walks Away), Job Seeker (We Won't Look Back 1970)
Shane Murray has been a member of Athenry Drama Society since 2013. He has been involved in Athenry productions of
" A Wake in The West " ," The Last Tango ", " Bookworms ", "Pretend Sick" and "The Stations ".
Shane has also performed in " Grease - The Musical " and performed in numerous singing competitions and Music Festivals across Galway.
Waitress (Rainbow Cloud), Whacky Dancer (Bye Bye)
Vanessa is a native of Galway City and has over 10 years stage experience with various local Musical theatre societies, the latest being with Twin Productions. She has also been an extra in Movie and TV, recently being an extra on the hit show Normal People and is a regular extra on Ros na Rún. She is the co-founder of Q Club Variety Group in Galway where she and another volunteer their time in teaching young people, singing, dancing and acting while directing and producing their annual show held in the Townhall Theatre Galway. She has enjoyed being part of the fabulous Opacas team.
Waitress (She Walks Away), Bar Manager (We Won't Look Back )
Niamh O Brien,originally from Galway city has lived in Athenry since 2004. Since then she has performed in a number of musical theatre productions, most recently with Twin Productions. She has also been a menber of 2 choirs and has performed with a local band in findraising activities. She was delighted to take part in a Galway shot Jack Taylor movie.
Barman (Out of my Mind)
Paraic is studying engineering in Trinity College Dublin. He has played roles in some college productions and when lockdown is over he hopes to pursue other acting opportunites.
Barmaid (Out of My Mind)
Amy has has been modeling and acting from a young age, most recently with Catwalk Model Agency. She has appeared in magazines, newspapers, TV slots and also competing in Miss Ireland.
With West Coast Casting, she enjoys playing parts as an extra. She has appeared in movies such as 'Finky' and 'Foscadh, and has played roles in documentaries for TG4.
Leading Lady (She Walks Away), Doctor (We Won't Look Back)
Shifra is a graduate from NUI Galway in Drama, Theatre & Performance with English. She completed part of this degree in the United States where she was accepted to study in the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, which houses the second oldest drama department in North America.