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Directing Credits

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Christine directed the new musical drama, Find Your Way Home, at New York’s Symphony Space, Broadway, following a short US Tour. She produced and directed the critically acclaimed Vincent – A Play by Leonard Nimoy (National Tour), Listen To My Heart (National Tour), The Lonesome West (National Tour) and Ritual For Dolls (Mill Theatre, Dublin) – all for Red Alchemy Theatre Company. For 2021 Christine hopes to reschedule the postponed production of the Leading Lights concert series, starring Broadway and West End Alex Sharpe and Killian Donnelly.

 

Other recent productions include Sondheim’s Assassins (The Helix), La Bohème as part of Opera In The Park (Merrion Square for Dublin City Council), Bugsy Malone (Olympia Theatre), Annie (Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House), Find Your Way Home (Civic Theatre, Dublin), ESB 30th Anniversary Celebration and Mad About Musicals (both National Concert Hall), The June Rodgers Show (Dublin and Cork), Al Porter’s Take It From Me (Bewley’s Café Theatre), An Evening with John Bucchino (Cobalt Café), Moonlight and Music - with Rebecca Storm and Peter Corry (Solstice Arts Centre). Christine directed Frozen Solid! and Beauty and the Beast for The Watergate Theatre, following eight years as Director of the Pantomime season at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

 

Other credits are Michael Collins – A Musical Drama, Jason Robert Brown’s Parade, The Full Monty and Sweeney Todd (all at Watergate Theatre), Ragtime (The Premier, Thurles), Sondheim’s Putting It Together (Pavilion Theatre), Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret, Rent, One Voice, A Little Light Music (all at The Helix Theatre), The Addams Family, Chicago the Musical, the Irish première of The Producers, Sondheim’s Follies (both at National Opera House, Wexford), Irish première of High School Musical (The Forum, Waterford), West Side Story (Solstice Arts Centre), Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Millbank Theatre) and Into The Woods (Draíocht & Theatre Royal, Waterford).

 

Originally an actor/singer, Christine worked professionally at theatres and concert venues all over Ireland, playing widely diverse roles in both plays and musicals. Some favourites were Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love (Olympia Theatre), the Rocky Horror Show (Olympia and Tivoli Theatres), The Cúchulain Cycle (RHA), and Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the National Concert Hall, where she had the privilege to play opposite international musical theatre stars such as John Barrowman, David Kernan, Millicent Martin, Dave Willetts and Lorna Luft – daughter of singing legend, Judy Garland.

 

She has frequently broadcast live concert performances for RTE, and toured Ireland and the USA in cabaret. Her many TV/radio credits include appearances on The Late Late Show, The Gerry Ryan Show, Theatre Nights (all for RTE) and Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC). After an absence of almost fifteen years, Christine returned to the stage in 2019, playing the role of Emsy in A New Fish at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.

 

The global pandemic inspired Christine to create and produce a series of online music concerts – Sing For Life - performed by her vocal students – which raised almost €15,000 for the Irish Cancer Society. During this time she also created an online community initiative (Christine’s Sofa Sessions) – particularly designed to encourage the older members of our community to participate in thrice weekly online group sing-along sessions.