A writer's actor: Marie Mullen on a life in theatre

A writer's actor: Marie Mullen on a life in theatre
Marie Mullen: ‘I was delighted to play Widow Quinn in Playboy, and Pegeen . . . I’d love to play all the men’s parts’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Long venerated as a doyenne of Irish theatre, Marie Mullen talks about her new play The Epiphany, Druid theatre, Irish voices and how Blanche Dubois will always be the one who got away

One doesn’t so much as interview Marie Mullen as have a good old chat with her. The veteran actor bounds into the room fresh from rehearsals for her new play The Epiphany, by Brian Watkins, glowing with a youthful enthusiasm that is infectious. In fact, everything about her is infectious, from her mesmerising energy to her vibrancy on and off stage to her wide-eyed wonderment. She is so open that it feels less like an...

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