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Bernadette McGurk

“Time to let these poor little babbas fly the nest”

Here’s the next introduction to one of our trigger happy harpies.

Bernadette McGurk is the foul-mouthed, babby-smuggling nurse, medic and sex ed teacher. Doesn’t mince words, instills healthy fear and a strong sense of family. The Minder.

She is also the main crossover between The Roaring Banshees and The Hellfire Squad as the widow of the late Donal ‘Dicey’ McGurk, late of Collins’ hit squad who was played back in 2016 by one of our writer Peter McGann. The ‘Saucy McGurks’ as they were known were the scourge of the occupying forces everywhere, not to mention any decent God fearing Catholics. This pair of scaldy gangsters had six years of wedded bliss, marked frequently with their infidelities and blazing rows but they loved each other all the same and particularly doted on their six children Donal Og, Elsie, Dessie, Alice, Maud and Finbarr.

Clodagh Mooney Duggan makes her Devious Theatre debut with this show. Previous theatre credits include Tryst (Irish and International Tour), Susie And The Story Shredder (Project Arts Centre & Pavilion Theatre), A Day In May (Irish Tour), These Lights (The Lir), The Snow Queen (Smock Alley Theatre), Hamlet (The Helix), Cirque De Reves (Bewleys Cafe Theatre), Wrong Turn At Lungfish (Civic and Viking Theatre), The Wise Wound (Smock Alley Theatre), Joanna (New Theatre), Fewer Emergencies (Granary Theatre). Her film and TV credits include Cumann Na mBan (TG4), which won an IFTA in the Specialist Factual Category, Feathers written by Graeme Coughlan, The Comeback (Filmbase), Bitch and Dubdaze. Clodagh is a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting.

The Roaring Banshees are coming in three days time.

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