Full screen

Productions whilst at RADA

  • Penelope Pennywise
    Urinetown, The Musical directed by Nona Shepphard
  • Ortensia
    Mirandolina directed by Simona Gonella
  • Various
    Metamorphoses directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu
  • A
    Sticks and Stones directed by Diyan Zora
  • Antiochus / Pander / Cerimon
    Pericles (Shakespeare for Young Audiences) directed by Rachel Bagshaw
  • Belinda / Emilia
    The Man of Mode (course project) directed by John Baxter
  • Sir Toby Belch
    Twelfth Night (course project) directed by Zoë Waites
  • Elektra / Chorus
    Elektra (course project) directed by Mathew Wernham

Voice reels

Commercial Demo Reel
Narrative - Audiobook Demo Reel (Native Accent)
Narrative - Audiobook Demo Reel (US Accent)
Character - Animation Demo Reel


RADA presents Rachel O'Connell's Screen Moment

RADA short film 2024

Quiz Night written & directed by Noella Mingo

Nurse 1
Cold Chain written by Katie Bonna, directed by Pamela Jikiemi & Katie Bonna

Special skills

Accents and dialects: good ear for accents - Leeds, French, General American, RP, Edinburgh, Norwegian, Australian, Manchester

RADA Henry Marshall Prize Fights (2023): Most Outstanding Performance Award

Awards: the Sir John Gielgud Charitable Trust Award and the Josephine Hart poetry Foundation Award

Singing: mezzo soprano (highly skilled)

Dance: period, contemporary, swing (basic)

Languages: Irish (intermediate)

Music: guitar (self-taught, basic), ukulele (self-taught, basic)

Driving licence: Irish

Other: improv, playwriting, songwriting, wreath making, flower arranging

Previous experience

Nancy Madigan, The Young Offenders, dir. Tom Marshall, Vico Productions BBC3

Effie, Iphigenia in Splott (Irish Premiere), dir. Tracy Ryan, Reality Check Productions, Smock Alley Theatre Dublin

Brigit, Eclipsed, dir. Kate Canning, Mill Theatre Productions Dublin

Lucelita, Coppers the Musical, Verdant Productions, The Olympia / Cork Opera House / UCHL (June / July 2022 / 2020), The Olympia (2018 / 2019)

“B”, Girlplay, dir. Ciara Smyth (May 2020) Smock Alley Theatre Dublin, Dublin Fringe fest (Sept 2019)

Pegeen Mike, Playboy of the Western World, dir. Kate Canning, The Mill Theatre Dublin

Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, dir. Geoff O’ Keefe, Mill Theatre Productions Dublin

Marty, Grease the Musical, dir. Bryan Flynn, Cork Opera House

Katie, Big Maggie, dir. Pat Talbot, The Everyman Theatre Cork

Sarah Browne, Guys and Dolls, dir. Raymond Hawthorne, Auckland Theatre Company

Rose / Stella, The Sunbeam Girls (co-writer), dir. Marion Wyatt, Cork Opera House

Louise, Private Lives, dir. Mary Curtin, The Everyman Theatre Cork

Tina, The Good Sisters, dir. Marion Wyatt, The Everyman Theatre Cork

Polly Garter / Gossamer Beynon, Under Milk Wood, dir. Marion Wyatt, The Everyman Theatre Cork

Nurse, The Sunshine Boys, dir. Pat Talbot, The Everyman Theatre Cork

Woman, Death of a Salesman, The Everyman Theatre / Belgrade Serbia

Elaine, The Calendar Girls, dir. Mary Curtin, The Everyman Theatre Cork

Julia / Irena / Woman / Girl / Madame Sonya Cherdyakov, The Good Doctor, dir. Dolores Mannion, Cork Arts Theatre