actor & writer
I am a West Yorkshire actor and writer from a little village on the moors, but I’m now based in Manchester. I trained as an actor at ALRA North and I'm a supported artist at Oldham Coliseum. I make theatre and tell stories. The rest of the time I am probably having a snack.
What I’m up to at the moment: You can listen to Pop and Crisps, the short audio play I've written for Oldham Coliseum (about dads, daughters and Doritos).
Our 2020 tour of Ladybones is on hold at the moment, but we'll resume next year.
Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel. Based on personal experience, this is a story about OCD, dungarees, and being weird but not a weirdo.
Written & performed by Sorcha McCaffrey (that’s me!) | Directed by Lucia Cox Lighting by Holly Ellis | Sound by Alex Carvalho | Projections by Ryan Gilmartin
Ladybones has been recorded as an audio drama on Audible
Ladybones at Edinburgh Fringe 2019
'beautifully written script which is filled with wit and ecstasy.’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★★
‘original and riveting theatre’ The Feminist Fringe ★★★★★
‘Outstanding. It's hilarious, emotional, compassionate, and an absolute riot.’ Young Perspective ★★★★★
‘a captivating performance, with quirky use of physical comedy and skilled multi-rolling.’ Three Weeks ★★★★
'she really understands how good audience interaction should work'
The Wee Review ★★★★
Ladybones has been supported by National Lottery Arts Council funding
and the charity OCD-UK.
Since training I have toured in Wuthering Heights with the John Godber Company, and performed my solo show Ladybones at VAULT Festival and at Edinburgh Fringe, as well as adapting it for Audible. I have also performed at Contact Theatre (La Biblioteca), the Royal Exchange (Co:LAB Festival) and toured a show about homophobia with Pink Triangle Theatre to schools and prisons.
Ladybones is my first play - a solo interactive show about OCD and archaeology (what a combo). I have taken part in the Royal Court writers group and I'm currently developing my new play Krill (longlisted for The Women's Prize for Playwriting). I was commissioned to write a radio play commemorating the 110th anniversary of Trencherfield Mill in Wigan. I have written for new writing night Write Here, Write Now at Oldham Coliseum. I have also written poetry for FutureWorlds at the Royal Exchange, and Deranged Poetesses at ARC Stockton.