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Put the fun back into funeral! Award-winning writer-performer Niamh Denyer is funeral celebrant Áine Reilly, here to teach you the art of the perfect send off. Refusing to conform to one philosophy or traditional religion, Áine balances the modern and the spiritual to create the perfect last ritual. Just an hour in her presence and you’ll be ready to turn death into a living. Become her student, learn to connect with the people, and turn human ash into cash! Are you up to the task? ‘Most natural comedic actress I have seen on the Irish stage’ (Dublin Gazette).
Niamh Denyer is an actor, writer and comic. Originally from Ireland, she graduated from Trinity College
Dublin with a degree in Drama & Theatre studies. Following graduation, she co-founded Blue Heart
Theatre and performed in many plays with the company both in Ireland and the UK. She moved to
London to train at ALRA where she graduated with an MA in Acting. Credits since then include several
dramas for BBC Radio 4, three high profile TV commercials, most recently for the National Lottery Ireland.
She toured West Cork with the award-winning play The Cat’s Mother and recently recorded an audio
drama called Glenvern Stories. She wrote and performed in the play Exile, which had runs in Kings Head
Theatre, Lion & Unicorn Theatre and sold out the Southwark Playhouse during their SWK Fest. Exile was
well reviewed and won a OffComm Award from Off West End. She recently began performing short
comedy sketches on her Instagram. This was the inspiration to create Get Blessed! which she is bringing to Edinburgh Fringe later this year.
Press & Reviews Praise for previous work:
“Denyer is quite simply the most natural comedic actress I have seen on the Irish stage, to date” - Dublin Gazette
Everything theatre, 4 stars:
The writing, performances, soundscape, and lighting are all perfectly pitched, with the actors’ multi-roling to great comic effect within a context of emotive issues.- Everything Theatre
The Reviews Hub, 4 stars:
“the way in which two worlds collide – or perhaps that should be embrace – makes for a richly-layered piece that resonates far beyond its central theme.”
Cast & Creative Team Niamh Denyer: Writer, Performer
Marcia Davies: Director