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, cast member Julia Dearden. Read all about Julia here!


Theatre includes : The Gift, (Cahoots NI), Electra, (The Old Vic), Loyal Women, (Royal Court Theatre), The Winter’s Tale, The Crucible and Camille (RSC), The Shaughraun, (National Theatre England), Romeo and Juliet (ESC), Dancing at Lughnasa (West End), Una Pooka, The Mai and The Bloody Sunday Inquiry (Tricycle Theatre), The Silver Tassie (Almeida), Much Ado about Nothing (Sheffield Crucible), Shadow of a Gunman (Citizens Glasgow). Bold Girls (7:84), The Blind Fiddler (Assembly Rooms), Antigone, Scenes From The Big Picture, Christmas Eve Can Kill You, Ruby, Da, Pentecost (Belfast), Hold your Tongue, Hold your Dead (GAC Boston).

Film and Television includes; After Life, Paula, Series 1, 2 & 3 of The Fall, Line of Duty, The Frankenstein Chronicles, The Secret, Doctors, The Billy Plays, Troubles, Northhanger Abbey, Cal, The Most Fertile Man in Ireland, Wild About Harry, Titanic Town, The Alienist, Marcella and Derry Girls.

Julia has worked extensively in Radio Drama.


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)