Bruree’s Susannah enjoys standing ovations at Abbey

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

A BRUREE actress is among a cast who are currently receiving standing ovations from audiences at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

A BRUREE actress is among a cast who are currently receiving standing ovations from audiences at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

Susannah de Wrixon who is a singer, actor and comedienne - she was one of The Nualas trio – is starring in the musical Alice in Funderland at the famous Dublin theatre. “I am enjoying it immensely,” explained Susannah who has performed in numerous theatrical productions and worked on film and television series including The Clinic, Fair City and Ballykissangel.

Inspired by both Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the rhythm of Irish city life, Alice in Funderland tackles the themes of love, change, identity and humanity.

“I play several roles,” Susannah explained, – “it is very much an ensemble piece but essentially it revolves around the character of Alice. Her sister Susan is getting married and I play the role of Susan. She kind of book-ends the show and in between then I play other characters as well,” she explained.

Susannah was raised in Garyfine, Bruree and went to school in Charleville for both her national and secondary school education before attending UCD where she studied Arts. She then went on to Trinity College where she did a Diploma in Theatre Studies.

Her mother Margaret and her step-father Dick Johnson still live in Bruree.

“I try to get home at least once a month and if I’m not working I’ll try and go down every second weekend. When I’m working it’s harder – I won’t be able to get down now until after the show. But I still have very strong connections with Limerick,” she said.

Susannah is also set to star in a lunch-time concert in the National Concert Hall in Dublin from June 1 with star of Apres Match, Risteard Cooper.