🥸 Dinner with Groucho – The World Premiere by Frank Mc Guinness

Let’s find out more about the Cast and Creative team:

Ingrid Craigie as The Proprietor

Ingrid read English at Trinity College Dublin. She began her career as a member of the Abbey Theatre Company, where many appearances included the world premieres of Aristocrats by Brian Friel, Talbot’s Box by Thomas Kilroy (also at Royal Court) A Life by Hugh Leonard (also Old Vic) and later Friel’s Wonderful Tennessee (also on Broadway) and Leonard’s Love in the Title (and San Jose).

Her most recent stage appearance was as Mag in Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, at last year’s Chichester Festival Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith co production, directed by Rachel O’Riordan.

Other recent and favourite productions include Duchess of York in Richard III, directed by Garry Hynes for Druid and Lincoln Center, Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Jonathan Kent for Chichester Festival Theatre, Aunt Kate in The Cripple of Inishmaan, directed by Michael Grandage ( West End and Broadway), Faith Healer, directed by Jonathan Kent, with Ralph Fiennes and Ian McDiarmid ( Gate Theatre), premiere of Crave by Sarah Kane, directed by Vicky Featherstone, (Paines Plough/Royal Court and Edinburgh, Berlin, Copenhagen ), The Weir (Montreal ), Play ( Gate Beckett Festival Barbican London ), The Collection (opposite Harold Pinter at Gate Pinter Festival), Boston Marriage, directed by Loveday Ingram for b*spoke Theatre Company, Splendour, Copenhagen (all at Project Arts Centre), The Wexford Trilogy (Bush Theatre London), Nora in The Plough and The Stars (Abbey), The Deep Blue Sea. (Gate), Invitation to a Journey (with Fishamble, Cois Cèim and Crash Ensemble at Galway Arts Festival and Project) and Juno and the Paycock (Gate).

She began her film career in the BAFTA award winning The Ballroom of Romance, directed by Pat O’Connor, followed by John Huston’s The Dead, Da, with Martin Sheen, A Circle of Friends and A Man of No Importance.

Most recent film work includes Rita in Kate Dolan’s You Are Not My Mother, Death of a Ladies Man, Renata Werner in Entebbe, with Daniel Bruh and Rosamund Pike, directed by José Padhila, and the short films Psychic with Brendan, Domhnall and Brian Gleeson.

Recent television appearances include the Channel 5 series The Madame Blanc Mysteries, the ABC/Disney series Epic, David Hare’s BBC series Roadkill and her IFTA nominated performance as Mary in Blood opposite Adrian Dunbar, as well as Striking Out, Kathleen Lynn, the Rebel Doctor, Margaret Thatcher in When Harvey Met Bob, Love Hate, The Clinic. and Ballykissangel.

Ingrid narrated A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the RTE Concert Orchestra and Robert and Clara for Opera Theatre Company, which she co-wrote. She also co-directed the mono opera The Diary of Anne Frank for Opera Theatre Company.

Ingrid received the Special Tribute Award at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards and the Inaugural Alumni Award from Trinity College Dublin for her contribution to Irish theatre.


🥸 Dinner with Groucho – The World Premiere by Frank Mc Guinness
An evening of wit, magic, intrigue and fun in the company of Groucho Marx and T.S. Elliot
22 Sept – 1 Oct
Tickets from €15
For 11 performances only, don’t miss your chance to have Dinner With Groucho.
Presented by b*spoke theatre company, in association with The Civic Theatre, Tallaght as part of Dublin Theatre Festival
Dinner with Groucho