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Sorcha McCaffrey

actor & writer

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I am a West Yorkshire actor and writer from a little village on the moors. 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: My new play Krill has been longlisted for The Women's Prize for Playwritingshortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award, and is a finalist in Hope Mill Theatre's Playwriting Prize.

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Our 2020 tour of Ladybones is on hold at the moment, but we'll resume next year.

HOME, Manchester, 28|29 Jan

The Dukes, Lancaster, 12 Feb

Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle, 18|19|20|21 Feb

Oldham Coliseum, Oldham, 14 May

Square Chapel, Halifax, 15 May

Slung Low, Leeds, 7 June

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

'Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019'

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.

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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.

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My first play Ladybones is 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, a queer apocalyptic love story (longlisted for The Women's Prize for Playwriting and shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award). I wrote a thing about the weird vibes of the library for Apples and Snakes’ Deranged Poetesses at ARC Stockton. You can listen to Pop and Crisps, the short audio play I wrote for Oldham Coliseum.

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