MEET THE CAST | Colette Lennon Dougal

We are delighted to announce the incredible cast of Under the Hawthorn Tree.

This much-loved story of family, history and hope is told like never before in a play from Charles Way, Directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney with a stirring live original score from Garth McConaghie.

A world class cast of 7 will be bringing Marita Conlon-McKenna’s wonderfully crafted characters to life in this theatrical adaption of epic proportions!

Next up, meet cast member Colette Lennon Dougal. Read all about Colette here!


Colette comes from Belfast and trained in Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy Music in London. Some of her most recent roles include;PETER PAN, Colleen Bawn (The Lyric) Hansel and Gretel (The MAC) THE CRACK IN EVERYTHING, (The Playhouse) , Adrian mole aged 13 3/4’s , The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Bruiser/The MAC) The Faerie Thorn (Big telly, International Tour), Gordon Osrams Funeral, (Accidental Theatre, Ireland Tour) That Man Musical (Hippodrome, London) The Merchant of Venice (C21),The ClockMakers Daughter, The Landor, London, Pride and Prejudice (Lyric Theatre/Everyman theatre, Cork), Jacque Brel is Alive and well and living in Paris (Blunt fringe/Lyric Theatre), The Incredible Book eating boy (The MAC/Cahoots NI), The King and I (Theatre at The Mill), Henna Night (Rawlife). Colette has also toured Europe and Germany in Shows The Best of the Musicals and Broadway Goes Rock, where she took on the roles on Mary Poppins, Christine (Phantom ) and Elphaba (Wicked). She has also done a tour of America with Celtic Nights where she was lead vocalist.

Her film/TV credits include, EMMERDALE (ITV) Mute (sexyraygun), How we won the war (BBC) and Colette has been involved in many TV adverts the past few years including the Northern Ireland Tourism Advert (Street Monkey), Colette is Thrilled to be working at with Cahoots NI once again.


The MAC, Belfast (30 Jan – 9 Feb), The Ardhowen, Enniskillen (12 Feb), Iontas, Castleblayney (14 Feb), Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire (16 Feb), Cork Opera House (19 Feb), Siamsa Tire, Tralee (21 Feb), National Opera House Wexford (23 – 24 Feb), The Burnavon, Cookstown (26 Feb), Market Place Theatre, Armagh (28 – 29 Feb)

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