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John Heveran plays the part of the Stage Manager. John is a long established member of the group. His last appearance was as the Senator in “Philidelphia …”. Other recent shows include “Alone it Stands”, “Trad”, “The Crucible”, “The Risen People”, and “The hunt for Red Willie”


Michelle O’Dea plays Emily Webb. Michelle was last seen in “The Actors Nightmare” in November. She first appeared with Insight in “The Hunt for Red Willie” in 2015 and has since played in “Standing on Ceremony”, another Emily in “Bronte”, “Babels in Arms” and Marla in “Spectre”

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Graham Toomey plays George Gibbs. Graham has appeared many times with Insight in such roles as Fardy in “The Hunt for red Willie”, multiple roles in “Bronte”, Gar Private in “Philidelphia here I come” and last autumn in “The tell tale heart” and “Actors Nightmare.


Ann Kelly plays Mrs. Gibbs. Ann last appeared with Insight in a short piece “Home Sweet Home” in 2021. Prior to that she was in “Under Milk Wood”, “Eclipsed” and “By the Bog of Cats”. Ann is a founding member of An Nuadha Players, Maynooth and has acted in and directed many of their shows over the years.

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Mr. Webb is played by Dave Foley. Dave was last seen in “Philidelphia …” as Con Sweeny. Previous recent roles were Bob in “Time Warp”, Patrick in “Bronte” Conor in “Spinning”, Fitz in “The Risen People” and Patrick in “Love in a Glass Jar”. In 2019, he directed the hugely successful “All my Sons”


Breda Donnellan plays the part of Mrs. Webb. Breda last appeared in “A Galway Girl” in November and in “Philidelphia …” last Spring. Other recent roles with Insight include Bridget in “Translations”, Mrs. Hennessy in “The Risen People”, and Rebecca Nurse in “The Crucible”.


Brendan O’Sullivan as Dr. Gibbs is no stranger to Insight, appearing in “The Weir”, “No Romance”, “The Risen People”, “All my Sons” and last autumn as Dermot in “A Galway Girl”. He also directed “The Crucible” in 2017 and “Philidelphia here I come last Spring.


Rounding off the Gibbs family is Bina Guinan as Rebecca.  Bina hails from Birr, Co. Offaly.  She made her stage and Insight debut last Autumn, playing multiple roles in “The Actors Nightmare”.  We’re glad to see her back for a second go!


And rounding off the Webb family is Leanne Reilly as Molly.  She began acting with Celbridge Youth Theatre and then Wholly Idle drama group.  For Insight, she has appeared in “The Crucible”, “Standing on Ceremony”, “Ruby of Elsinore”,  “The Death of Me” and last Autumn in “The Actors Nightmare” 


Howie Newsome is played by Robert Burns. This is Robert’s second play with Insight. He Was Ned in “Philidelphia ..” last year.  He began with Clondalkin youth theatre and recently completed a course in drama studies at Bull Alley and featured in many class productions there.


Conor Dunne plays Joe & Si Crowell is another new member to the group.  He was a member of DCU Drama Society and is currently doing a course in Bow Street on screen acting.  We welcome Conor to the group and wish him well in his debut.

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Bill Elliffe who plays Simon Stimpson needs no introduction.  He has acted and directed with the group for more years than he cares to remember.  He was last seen as SB O’Donell in “Philidelphia ..”   Other recent roles include Judge Danforth in “The Crucible”, Rashers Tierney in “The Risen People” and Joe Keller in “All my Sons” 


Martha Giblin, who plays Mrs. Soames is a new member of the group.  She has been involved in theatre since she was 12 and previously appeared with Clondalkin Drama Group and spent 15 years with Tallaght Theatre Group appearing in “Dancing at Lughnasa”, “Don’t dress for Dinner” and many of their pantomimes.

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Joe Bergin plays Professor Willare.  He joined the group in 2013 and has played in “Translations”, “The Hunt for Red Willie”,  “The Crucible” and was last seen as Master Boyle in “Philidelphia …”  He has also directed many plays for Insight  in recent years including “The Risen People” in 2016. 


Cathal Hayes who plays Joe Stoddard previously appeared in “Babels in Arms” with us.  He was in “Moll” and “Cass Maguire” with Baltinglass Drama group and did “Importance of being Earnest” and “Sleeping Beauty” with An Nuadha Players.


Next up is Chris Fenlon who plays Sam Craig.  He began his theatre life with Celbridge Youth Theatre and Wholly Idle.  For Insight he has appeared in  “The Risen People”,  “Standing on Ceremony”, “Babels in Arms”, “Bronte”, “The Death of Me”, “Philidelphia …”  and more recently in “The Actors Nightmare”


Julie O’Neill who is part of the ensemble began drama with Celbridge Youth  and subsequently with Wholly Idle where she directed “A Doll’s House” and “Pygmalion”.  In 2016, she joined Insight and performed in “Standing on Ceremony”,  as Charlotte in “Bronte” was last seen in 2019 in the one act “Autograph Hound”


Katie Noone (ensemble).  Katie last appeared in “Alone it Stands”.  She is an active member of An Nuadha Players and has directed “Blessed be the fruit” for them at our one act festival in 2019.  In 2021, she toured the one act drama circuit with Lucan Drama’s play “Contractions”

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Mary Higgins (ensemble).  Mary’s last appearance was in the one act “Time Warp” in 2018.  Previous productions include “The Crucible” and “The Hunt for Red Willie”  An active member of An Nuadha Players, Mary has appeared in most of their shows over the years.

Finbarr Coughlin is Constable Warren.  Finbarr is a regular performer with An Nuadha Players, appearing in many of their pantomimes and musicals.  He last appeared with Insight in the very popular “Alone it Stands”

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Miriam O’Brien (ensemble).  She was last seen in “The Autograph Hound”, “Babels in Arms” and “The Risen People”  She directed the very popular “Tuesdays with Morrie”  and also the short play “Rentals” which featured in our first post covid outing.

Tina Hughes is part of the ensemble. Tina joined Insight in 2016 and has been in “The Risen People”, “The Crucible” and the one act “Ruby of Elsinore”.  She was last in “Home Sweet Home”, a short piece within our first show post covid.  She has also appeared with An Muadha on a number of occasions including the one act play “Cicely”

Michael Comer is a new member of the group.  Michael is in the ensemble and will share the part of Joe / Si Crowell.  Although he did some theatre in his youth, this is his first major play.  We wish him well in his debut.

Michael Giblin (director).  Michael will be well known to Insight audiences as an actor, director and MC!  Michael’s last appearance was in “The Crucible” but has directed numerous short play in recent years, “My Narrator”, “The death of me”, “Babels in Arms” and the hilarious full length play “The Hunt for Red Willie” in 2015.