Spotless, a new play by Gary Duggan has its’ World Premiere this week at the Civic. We had a chat with cast member s Ciara O’Callaghan and Emma Willis in advance of the show. First up it’s Ciara.
Can you tell us about your background and where you grew up?
I grew up in Swords, the oldest of three (younger brother and sister). Swords was only a small village at the time, so we had loads of freedom and a very happy childhood. My parents always encourage us to work hard and be true to ourselves.
How and when did you get into acting?
I started performing in school but had been doing ballet for many years and loved being on stage. I studied BA in Drama and Theatre at Trinity College Dublin. My first role after graduating was with The Abbey theatre, The Secret Fall Of Constance Wilde, we toured to The Barbican London and the State theatre Melbourne.
What has been your career highlight to date?
Touring again with the Abbey Theatre, with The Playboy Of the Western World. it was the Abbey’s Centenary show, and was a real honour to tour the States representing our National Theatre with a great gang of people.
What inspires you?
Good writing and great work.
Can you tell us a bit about your role in Spotless?
I play Genevieve, she desperately wants to have a child and we meet her after fifteen years of her and her husband trying everything to fulfil this dream.
What can our audiences expect?
A gripping story of two women from very different worlds, at very different stages in their lives. Neither lives will ever be the same again after meeting Dean. A story of twists and turns, truths and mistruths.
What’s next for you?
We start our tour of Spotless nationwide until May 9.