MYLES BREEN (Writer / Actor)
Apart from his many appearances in pantomime, Myles is known in Limerick for his roles with Island Theatre Company including Manus in Translations, Danny Mann in The Colleen Bawn, Eugene in Biloxi Blues, Claudius in Hamlet and various roles in Pigtown and Under Milk Wood. He has also appeared with Animated State, Daghdha, Magic Roundabout, Gallowglass, Yew Tree, Graffiti, Impact, Quare Hawks, Natural Shocks & Teaspach.
He is a founder member of Bottom Dog Theatre, and for us wrote and performed Language Unbecoming a Lady first in 2009, and Porkville (with Mike Finn). He wrote and directed 06179899909 as part of our first production Off the Wall and adapted and directed A Christmas Carol. He also wrote The Bachelor of Kilkish and was supported by the Arts Council to develop his play The Book of Joe.
For Bottom Dog, he has also directed The Revenger’s Tragedy, Killer Kabaret, and Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. He last played Mikey Cleary in our Irish Times Theatre award nominated production of What Happened Bridgie Cleary, which toured to 15 venues nation-wide.
For Limerick Youth Theatre he wrote and directed Dorian, Channel Surfing, Story Land, Take Away Time, A Night in the Library and Around The World in 80 Days. For Wildebeest he directed Tan, and for An Grianán Theatre he directed Pinocchio, The Twits and Jack & the Beanstalk.
Film and TV credits include Fair City, Northanger Abbey, Camera Café, Why the Irish Dance That Way, Corp agus Anam, Clash of the Ash and the Limerick Trilogy.
LIAM O'BRIEN (Director and Producer)
Liam is a founder member of Bottom Dog Theatre and has produced all of our shows to date while performing in Off The Wall, Killer Kabaret, Elegies, The Revenger’s Tragedy and Drinking In America. He directed our multi award winning show Language UnBecoming A Lady, The Bachelor of Kilkish and Animal Farm.
Other directing includes the world premiere of Women In Power by Kenneth McLeish for Limerick Youth Theatre, and Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley for Midas. He developed a promenade version of King Lear with Rob Clare in a 12th century Dominican Abbey in Kilmallock, and directed Death of a Salesman for College Players at the Lime Tree Theatre.
Acting roles include Romeo & Juliet, Come Up and See Me Sometime (Pavilion), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Andrew’s Lane), Translations (Library Theatre, Manchester – Best Production MEN Awards 2003), Death of a Salesman (Bolton Octagon), Walking Away (Amalgamotion), The Rat Pack (USA/UK West End Tour), Stones in his Pockets (Orchard), The Mai (Mephisto, Galway), Othello (Second Age) and Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew with Edward Hall’s acclaimed Propeller company, touring the UK, Europe and the USA for 10 months.
In Limerick he worked for many years with Island Theatre Company, creating roles in Borrowed Robes, The Trickster and Pigtown, alongside memorable parts in Our Town, The Taming of the Shrew and The Glass Menagerie.
He has dozens of TV/Film credits including 3 years as Ethan Blake on Emmerdale, and is in huge demand as a jazz and swing singer here and abroad.