Michele O’Brien has worked with the following theatre companies:
Forest Forge Theatre Company’s 2008
Director: David Howarth rural tour of Hampshire and Dorset of ‘To the Marrow’ by Sean Aita. The play gave her the opportunity to create many different characters:
- twins both experiencing very different lives, as both their wives, albeit twin sisters.
- Daisy, who had an allotment and used the power of chanting to encourage her veg to grow,
- along with a judge and radio presenter.
The Stage wrote:
“Michele O’Brien excels in at least six parts … wonderfully ignites both halves of the show”. March 2008
“with the quite amazing Michele O'Brien” The Stage March 2008
Quicksilver Theatre Company 1987/88
Director: Philip Tyler
- National tour of ‘ Beulah’s Box’. A play for children 6 years and over, a positive exploration of diversity. Role: Mavaurneen
Permutt and Hadley 1987
Director: Tony Clayton
- National tour of ‘Cat and the Canary’ as understudy/ ASM.
- National tour of The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Lou Stein, understudy/ASM.
Genius Productions 1988
Director: Lou Stein
- ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ ASM Understudy.
English Teaching Theatre Company 1989
- European tour as a company member I used my talent and skills to entertain and educate the many age groups learning English. This lead to no less theatrical tours around Europe and nationally.
The Grove Theatre Company 1989
Director: Karen Gerald, Ti Green
- ‘Braeman Coffee’. Role: Louisa.
- ‘Innana’ at the Edinburg Festival, Role: Ninsburbar UTU
- ‘Three Women; Sylvia Plath’. Role: Woman I
Michele O’Brien worked with writer Kate O’Malley and Deborah Aita to bring to life the story of Suffragette Minnie Baldock, who paid the price of her convictions, spending time in prison. As a workingwoman it has been fascinating imagining her life, with the dilemma, which influence our lives today.
Michele O’Brien has worked for many years with Tony Horitz and is a part of State of Play Arts, using Forum Theatre methods based on Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques.
Michele O’Brien worked with the Wimborne Community Theatre’s production of ‘The Great Rinsing’ – July 2011