Outside Mullingar Poster

Outside Mullingar

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Peter Pasyk

Outside Mullingar is part of ShanleyFest

Tom Hendry Warehouse

4 STARS – Winnipeg Free Press

“An entertainingly sweet journey...delivers quirk, wit, Irish charm” – CBC

Set in an Irish farming community, a land feud has set the Reillys and the Muldoons apart. Despite their families' rivalry, Rosemary has always been fond of Anthony, but misunderstanding and sorrow have kept them apart. Don't miss this "entertainingly sweet journey to the Emerald Isle" (CBC).

Running time: Approx. 1 hour, 30 minutes (NO intermission)
Warnings: Simulated smoking

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Tony Reilly Nigel Bennett

Nigel Bennett

ROYAL MTC The Audience (with Mirvish), Medea.

OTHER THEATRE Six seasons at Stratford Festival include: The Bakkhai, The Virgin Trial, Diary of Anne Frank, Oedipus Rex, She Stoops to Conquer, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, The Thrill, Peter Pan, Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, Mary Stuart. Other selected credits include: Hamlet, Closer, The Goat, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Price, The Sound of Music (Neptune); The Pitmen Painters (TA); World tour of The Last Confession with David Suchet.

FILM/TV Selected TV credits include: Forever Knight, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Murdoch Mysteries, Psi Factor, The Border, The Strain, Designated Survivor. Selected film credits include: Narrow Margin, Murder at 1600, Rats and Rabbits, Legends of The Fall, xXx3-The Return of Xander Cage, The Shape of Water.

TRAINING First Class Honours Degree in Theatre and Education from the University of Wales.

ET CETERA Gemini Award nominee four times and winner once. ACTRA Award nominee three times and winner twice.


Aoife Muldoon Terri Cherniack

Terri Cherniack

ROYAL MTC The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (with Citadel), Chimerica (with CS), Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Late Company, The Seagull, Other People’s Money, Gone With the Wind, Romeo and Juliet, Calendar Girls (with Mirvish), Strong Poison, The Price, Pride and Prejudice, The Importance of Being Earnest, Our Town, The Dresser, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Philadelphia Story (with TC), King Lear, The Crucible, Season’s Greetings, Homeward Bound (with VP), Dancing at Lughnasa (with NAC), The Miracle Worker, The Heidi Chronicles (with Mirvish), The Attic, The Pearls & Three Fine Girls, None is Too Many (with WJT), Waiting for the Parade.

OTHER THEATRE In Winnipeg: Blithe Spirit (Echo Theatre); The Swearing Jar, The Savannah Disputation, Glorious, Having Hope at Home, Copenhagen, Love and Anger, All Fall Down, The Fighting Days (PTE); Stripped-Down Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors (SIR); Tribes, Social Security, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Crossing Delancey (WJT); The Colour of Vowels, Cruel and Unusual Punishment (TPM). Terri has worked at theatres across the country from Vancouver to Halifax.

FILM/TV Burden of Truth, Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story, Category 7: The End of the World, Haunting Sarah, Everybody’s Doing It, Hell on Heels.

TRAINING Graduate of U of W, U of M and the National Theatre School of Canada.


Rosemary Muldoon Alicia Johnston

Alicia Johnston

ROYAL MTC First appearance.

OTHER THEATRE The Flats, Butcher, The Edible Woman (PTE); les Flats, Théâtre Sans Animaux, le Dieu du Carnage, Boeing Boeing, Deux Sur la Balançoire (Théâtre Cercle Molière); Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, The Taming of the Shrew (SIR); Coffre Fort, la Grande Vague, la Maculée (La Troupe du Jour); Fort Mac (Théâtre Vice Versa Theatre); North Main Gothic (TPM); The Winter’s Tale (TomTom); Toronto Noir (SummerWorks); Essay and The Russian Play (WJT); The Amorous Servant (Pleiades).

FILM/TV Burden of Truth, JT Leroy, Corruption of Divine Providence, Break My Heart 1000 Times, Incident in a Ghostland, Radius, A Dog’s Purpose, Faces in the Crowd, Jack, Less Than Kind, Cashing In, The Stone Angel, Capture of the Green River Killer, Category 6: Day of Destruction, Cinderella Man.

TRAINING Graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

ET CETERA Alicia is a three-time recipient of the Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Scholarship award.


Anthony Reilly Mike Nadajewski

Mike Nadajewski

ROYAL MTC Emcee in Cabaret, Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, Ryan in Larry’s Party (with CS/NAC).

OTHER THEATRE Eight seasons with the Stratford Festival, including: Peter Sellars’ chamber play version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Timon of Athens, The Changeling, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Physicists, Hamlet, Camelot, Jacques Brel..., Jesus Christ Superstar (also Broadway), ...Forum (also Mirvish); the title roles in Candide and Sunday in the Park with George (Talk Is Free Theatre); other credits include productions with Canadian Stage, NAC, Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius, the Charlottetown Festival and three seasons with the Shaw Festival.

TRAINING Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre.

ET CETERA @mikenadajewski



Artistic Team

Playwright John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley is from the Bronx. He was thrown out of St. Helena’s kindergarten. He was banned from St. Anthony’s hot lunch program for life. He was expelled from Cardinal Spellman High School. He was placed on academic probation by New York University and instructed to appear before a tribunal if he wished to return. When asked why he had been treated in this way by all these institutions, he burst into tears and said he had no idea. Then he went into the United States Marine Corps. He did fine. He’s still doing okay.


Director Peter Pasyk

Peter Pasyk

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE World Premieres: Late Company (Theatre Centre); Like Wolves (GCTC). Toronto Premieres: The Circle (Tarragon); Killer Joe, Poison (Coal Mine Theatre); Dying City, Extremities, Den of Thieves (Surface/Underground). As assistant director: School for Scandal, Breath of Kings (Stratford); PygmalionThe Divine (Shaw); Lungs, A God in Need of Help (Tarragon).

TRAINING Graduate of Ryerson Theatre School.

ET CETERA Peter has been a director-in-residence at Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Tarragon Theatre and Crow’s Theatre. He has been nominated for the Pauline McGibbon Award, the John Hirsch Prize and twice nominated for the Dora Award for Outstanding Direction. Peter is positively thrilled to be making his debut at Royal MTC.


Set & Costume Designer Charlotte Dean

Charlotte Dean

ROYAL MTC Bittergirl: The Musical, Things We Do For Love, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Secret Annex, The Glass Menagerie, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, White Christmas, The Drowsy Chaperone (with TC), The Importance of Being Earnest.

OTHER THEATRE Engaged, Sweet Charity, Arms and the Man, Our Betters (Shaw); She Stoops to Conquer, Antony and Cleopatra, The Merchant of Venice (Stratford); Dear Johnny Deere, Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival); Summoned, The Trouble with Mr. Adams, The Valley, The Real World?, The Misanthrope (Tarragon).

TRAINING/TEACHING Charlotte holds a BFA from York University and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada. She has coached Costume Rendering at the National Theatre School.

ET CETERA Charlotte is the 2009 recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design. She has received five Doras for Outstanding Design, and has been nominated for Sterling Awards and Betty Mitchell Awards.

Lighting Designer Hugh Conacher

Hugh Conacher

ROYAL MTC Kill Me Now (with NAC), Hand to God, Million Dollar Quartet, My Name is Asher Lev (with Segal), Things We Do For Love, Seminar (with Mirvish), The Woman in Black, Cabaret (2015), The Glass Menagerie (2014, 1989/90), Venus in Fur, The Penelopiad, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, After Miss Julie, Macbeth (with English Suitcase Theatre Company), Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Beautiful Lake Winnipeg, A Walk in the Woods, Frankenstein: Playing with Fire.

OTHER THEATRE Hugh has collaborated with choreographers, visual artists and dance and theatre companies worldwide for over 30 years. In Winnipeg, his work has been seen with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, QDance, Gearshifting Performance Works, Theatre Projects Manitoba and Manitoba Theatre for Young People, to name a few.

ET CETERA Hugh enjoys working beyond the constraints of traditional lighting design using various forms of interactive media, video and photography. His photographic work resides in private collections and has been published worldwide. Hugh is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada and L’Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec


Sound Designer Chris Brett

Chris Brett

ROYAL MTC Hand to God, 23.5 Hours, Things We Do For Love, Myth of the Ostrich.

TEACHING Chris has taught Audio Engineering at Mid Ocean Recording, Ambience Professional and Studio 11.

ET CETERA Chris is a music composer as well as an audio engineer, music producer and sound designer.


Dialect Coach Rae Ellen Bodie

Rae Ellen Bodie

ROYAL MTC First engagement.

OTHER THEATRE Dialect Coach: The Aliens, Orphans, Superior Donuts, Killer Joe (Coal Mine Theatre); Belleville (The Company Theatre). Director: Creditors (Coal Mine Theatre); Offensive Fouls (Hustle N’ Bustle/MTYP). Upcoming: Director of Category E (Coal Mine Theatre).

FILM/TV GFE2 (Starz!); Taken (NBC); Bitten (SYFY); Hemlock Grove (Netflix); Reign (CW).

TRAINING/TEACHING Graduate of York University MFA-Acting/Diploma Voice & Speech program. Voice Mentor with Canadian Film Centre; Voice/Speech/Acting instructor at Professional Actors Lab in Toronto.

ET CETERA Rae Ellen was nominated for the John Hirsch Director’s Award. Her production of Offensive Fouls was nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore awards.


Stage Manager Margaret Brook

Margaret Brook

ROYAL MTC Million Dollar Quartet, Unnecessary Farce, The Devil’s MusicThe Glass Menagerie, The PenelopiadThe Fighting Days, The 39 StepsThe Syringa Tree.

OTHER THEATRE PTE, Manitoba Opera, MTYP and Royal MTC co-productions with the Citadel, Theatre Calgary, Vancouver Playhouse, Royal Alex, Saidye Bronfman.


Assistant Stage Manager Katherine Dermott

Katherine Dermott

ROYAL MTC The Audience (with Mirvish).

OTHER THEATRE Recent credits include: Wilde Tales (Shaw); 1979 (Shaw/GCTC); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare BASH’d); Macbeth, The Hypochondriac, Festival Theatre Production Assistant (Stratford). Anne & Gilbert: The Musical, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, The Sound of Music (NAC); Tosca, Madama Butterfly (Opera Lyra, Ottawa); This is War (GCTC); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Hal & Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry V (A Company of Fools); Pacino One Night Only (NAC).

ET CETERA In 2016 Katherine was awarded the Jean A. Chalmers Apprentice Achievement Award from the Stratford Festival of Canada.