Manus Halligan is an actor in demand.
He will shortly be going on tour with Lost Lear ending in December.
He can also be seen in Obituary on RTE.
Manus continues to tour with A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings which included the Irish Arts Centre New York, The Arts Court – Black Box Studio, Ottawa and Imaginate Festival in Edinburgh. More news on international invitations for next year coming soon.
Manus had a very busy 2022 which concluded with Staging the Treaty at the National Concert Hall and RTE.
Liam in Lost Lear as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival at the Project Arts – Cube and the Mermaid in Bray Read Terrific review
He was nominated in The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2022 Best Supporting Actor category, for his wonderful performance as Liam in Lost Lear directed by Dan Colley, for Riverbank Arts Centre and Mermaid Arts Centre. Lost Lear has also received Best New Play and Best Video Design Nominations.
Manus reprised his role in the hugely successful, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings at the Summerhall in Edinburgh and was awarded the Summerhall Theatre Lustrum Award for an Unforgettable Show. The show had residence in the Summerhall throughout the month of August and received 4 and 5* reviews. (See below). The show was also part of the Westival in Westport.
He also performed in Tarry Flynn by Patrick Kavanagh, adapted for the stage by Conall Morrison which has received an Irish Times Theatre Awards Best Ensemble Nomination. Followed by The Cartographer’s Pen for Townhall Cavan.
Manus is a graduate of the Trinity College Drama and Theatre Department.
Film work includes The Cocaine Famine, a black comedy in which he played the co-lead. Screened in 45 Festivals and winner of 7 Awards.
Metal Heart directed by Hugh O’Connor and Produced by Treasure Entertainment. Inspector Jury (Octagon), Rebellion (RTÉ), My Life For Ireland (Suitable Films), Not With a Bang But a Whimper (dir. Andy Stevenson) and Run (dir. Sam McMullen).
Other theatre work include Alice and the Wolf by Tom Swift for Barnstorm. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings at the Peacock Theatre and the Project Arts Centre as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival amongst other venues. Some Names were Changed at the Project.
Far Away performed at Spike Island. Conor at the End of the Universe Ark and National Tour. The Aeneid (Smock Alley). Inside The GPO (Fishamble), The Poor Little Boy With No Arms (One Duck), She Stoops To Conquer and King Lear (Abbey Theatre), Before Monsters Were Made, Reckoners and The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle (15th Oak Productions), Five Minutes Later (Sugarglass T. C.), Shell-Shock (Gonzo T. C.), The Nightmare Before Christmas (Livin’ Dred), Human Child and MONSTER/CLOCK (Collapsing Horse Theatre Company), Heroin(e) for Breakfast (PillowTalk), The Making of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Project Arts Centre).