Cillian O' Donnachadha is a co-founder, producer and director at Biscuits for Breakfast Theatre company.
He recently directed "A Fit Wife for Revolutionary" (London Irish Centre) written by Sharon Sexton as part of 1916 centenary celebrations. Other directing credits for the company include Johnathon Harvey's "Hushabye Mountain", "Aul Divina and Me" and "Somewhere Under The Rainbow - The Liza Minnelli Story".
Cillian also works as a freelance director for several other companies. His direction was recognised, as an outstanding aspect of production at the 2012 IDGTF where he was nominated for his work with Refractive Lens Theatre Company on the premier of Alan Flanagan's award winning "I Run I Swim, I Sing, I Dive" (The Teachers Club, Dublin). He has also worked extensively with Fibin Theatre Company facilitating workshops and directing 'Bodach an Chota Lachna'(Bellmullet Arts Centre).
Cillian is an award winning writer, and his most recognised work to date for the company is Somewhere Under the Rainbow (Olympia Theatre Dublin, Irish National Tour Edinburgh, London, Henley, Manchester, Brighton) . His second original play "Aul Divina and Me" won the Oscar Wilde Award for Best New Writing at IDGTF in 2012. Current projects for Biscuits For Breakfast include the London Irish Festival of Short Plays, as well as producing an Irish tour of A Fit Wife for Revolutionary.
Cillian is a respected actor on stage and screen. He regularly appears on the Irish Station TG4 where he appeared as "Rhino" in the Soap Opera "Ros na Rún" for 3 season, starred as Brian in the IFTA nominated BBC/NI series "Seacht" and hosted a season of the prime time talent show, "Glas Vegas" . On stage, Cillian works predominantly in physical theatre and puppetry, an area which is keen to explore further with the company.
Sharon Sexton is a co founder, producer, writer and performer with Biscuits For Breakfast Theatre Company.
She trained classically as a singer at DIT's conservatory of Music, holds a BA in Drama and an MA in Directing from UCD. She most recently wrote, directed, produced and performed "A Fit Wife for a Revoluntionary" (London Irish Centre), but is best known for her Award Winning Performance as Liza Minnelli. As a director, previous work for Biscuits For Breakfast includes, Blair Fell's "Naked Will" (Andrews Lane Studio ), "Gay and Confused" (The live Soap Opera at The George Bar Dublin).
Sharon has carved out a colourful and successful career as a cabaret artist and musical theatre performer, appearing in the West End and starring in several National Touring productions. Her most recent theatre credits include Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace), The Commitments (The Palace Theatre), Copacombana (UK Tour), Jekyll and Hyde (National Concert Hall), Irish The Musical (Wexford Opera House/ PBS America) , Oliver! ( Wexford Opera House), Jane Eyre The Musical, and Anything Goes( National Concert Hall).
Sharon is currently preparing to revive the role of Kathleen Clarke in the Irish Tour of "A Fit Wife for a Revolutionary", as well as producing and working as literary officer for the London Irish Festival of Short Plays in association with the London Irish Centre.