Hello & welcome. Yes I am “Mam” so if you are looking for anything to do with my one woman show please click SEVEN AGES OF MAM.  Otherwise have a mooch around here. I love to play real, relatable, characters who are battling against the odds somehow, maybe trying to right the wrongs or overcome or just cope, often with a good dollop of humour thrown in for good measure & typically with an emotional journey to travel. The type that make you laugh & cry at the same time. I love ’em ….. Bring ’em on!!  I hope you enjoy your visit smile

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Next Up in Oct 2020: THE WHITEHEADED BOY and THE FOUR FACED LIAR as part of The Everyman Theatre’s Play In By ear Season.

Some of my favourite roles to date include:- The feisty, yet warm & compassionate Maureen in Alfonso Films gorgeous short, PAT, with Rosaleen Lenihan & Moe Dunford; Mary, the bighearted, resilient, matriarcal glue opposite Pat Shortt in the Gerard Barrett /TV3’s IFTA nominated SMALLTOWN, the straight-talking but weary hospital consultant trying to talk some sense into THE YOUNG OFFENDERS, Peter Foott/RTE/BBC and Maureen in two wildly different theatrical productions of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE.

“What O’Driscoll is master of is pause and sudden tangent. The surprise monologue, the hilariously detailed aside, the squirm of embarrassment, and the language of love and forgiveness and letting go. What O’Driscoll brings even more than the humour is the sudden abiding grief….. she’s of a piece….consummately acted, wholly believable…”

–  Simon Jenner, Fringe Review  – Re: Seven Ages of Mam 

“Pauline O’Driscoll gives an excellent performance as the droll depressive daughter” –  Marjorie Brennan, Irish examiner  – Re: Cosy 

Recent work includes :-  the multi-layered, warm, funny, heart-breaking wonder that is SEVEN AGES OF MAM which was shortlisted for BEST NEW PLAY at Brighton Fringe & which Fringe Review rated as a “MUST SEE SHOW”the twinkly eyed, “swiping right” mum in Bord Bia’s White Fish TV commercial; the driven, assertive, determined but troubled Detective Inspector Liz Delahunt in the soon to be released gritty crime feature film DREDGES; and the reclusive, quirky, depressed yet sardonically witty character of Ed to life in COSY written by Katie O’Reilly and directed by the late great Phillip Zarrilli for Gaitkrash Theatre. 

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Photo Credits: Seven Ages of Mam – Rehearsal Shot  – C.P Kelleher • The Young Offenders – Peter Foott, Vico Films/BBC/RTE

Mary in Smalltown – Gerard Barrett, Blank Page Productions/TV3 •