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I am a theatre director, creative producer, vocal coach and educator, with over 25 years' experience across the cultural, corporate and education sectors.

My private studio clients have played leading roles on Broadway, the West End, and at all major Irish venues including The Abbey and The Gate Theatres. My big passions and core areas of expertise are:

Vocal TechniqueRepertoireActing Through Song Vocal Health and Care Audition Techniques

Accent and Dialect Mentoring and Confidence Building | Stephen Sondheim


As a theatre director and performer, I've worked with national and international casts on a wide range of productions at home and abroad, and have directed work to critical and commercial acclaim in New York City as well as in theatres all over Ireland.  I'm Artistic Director of Red Alchemy Theatre Company and Voice Studio, Musical Director of the female vocal sextet, Alchemy and, last year, was honoured to be appointed Writer in Residence at the Watergate Theatre.  In 2022 I founded The Sondheim Festival - the first festival in Ireland to celebrate the life and work of the legendary Stephen Sondheim, and the latest addition to Kilkenny’s cultural calendar.

Originally from Dublin, I live in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny with my husband, the artist John O’Donoghue, our gorgeous golden retriever puppy, Ziggy, and two crazy rescue cats, Dot and Clarence! 


“Having worked with Christine over the past couple of years, I have found her to be knowledgeable and discerning regarding all things musical, with a great facility for organization and administration. She is also a delightful woman with a quick mind and ready laugh. I hope to work with her again… and again!”

John Bucchino - Broadway Composer/Writer, New York

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Christine Scarry and Red Alchemy Theatre Company, in association with Kilkenny Arts Office, is honoured to present THE SONDHEIM FESTIVAL - Ireland’s first festival to celebrate the life and work of the legendary Stephen Sondheim.


The latest addition to Kilkenny’s cultural calendar, THE SONDHEIM FESTIVAL will take place over the weekend of 23-24 July, with the main events being held at the Watergate Theatre.  


Events include a gala concert with Broadway legend, Liz Callaway, choral workshop, 1:1 performance masterclasses, lectures, fun quiz, family charity walk, painting in the pub, and even a millinery masterclass – all with a Sondheim twist! 


Tickets for all events are now on sale from


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