Tara Lynne O’Neill

Selected credits

  • Rough GirlsStage Play/ Lyric Theatre Belfast
  • Hansel & GretelLyric, Belfast
  • NINOW100The MAC, Belfast
  • A Christmas CarolThe MAC, Belfast
  • The Elves and the ShowemakerThe MAC, Belfast


Tara Lynne O’Neill is a Northern Irish Writer & Actress for Stage and Screen.

She wrote and starred in her debut play Rough Girls (Methuen Drama), which was commissioned by and performed at Lyric Theatre, Belfast and later filmed and broadcast on BBC Four. Tara has also written productions for The MAC, Belfast including NINOW100, A Christmas Carol and The Elves and the Shoemaker.

Tara is well known for her acting roles in Derry Girls (Channel 4/ Netflix),  Disco Pigs (Temple Films/ Irish Film Board) starring Cillian Murphy and Full Circle (Sunpath Pictures).

Featured work

Rough Girls

Written by Tara Lynne O'Neill
Performed at Lyric Theatre, Belfast 2021
Broadcast on BBC Four
Directed by Kimberley Sykes
Executive Producer: Jimmy Fay

‘It is more than just a magnificent piece of feminist theatre, it is history’
Belfast Live

Tara Lynne O’Neill’s debut play chronicles the courage and determination of the first Northern Irish women’s football team, known as the suffragettes of soccer.

Hansel and Gretel

The Lyric, Belfast
Written by: Tara Lynne O'Neill
Music & Lyrics by Katie Richardson
Directed by: Patrick J O'Reilly
Set Designer: Stuart Marshall
Costume Designer: Gillian Lennox
Lighting Designer: Mary Tumelty

Tara-Lynne O’Neill’s brand new telling of this classic tale is a spectacular Christmas adventure full of heart for all the family.

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