Eimear McCarthy (‘Jan’)
Originally from Cork, Eimear graduated from the three year musical theatre course at Cambridge Performing Arts in 2005.
Whilst training in Cambridge, Eimear performed in many shows, playing both lead and supporting roles in Moulin Rouge, Seven Brides and Godspell. TV and film credits include: The Tudors (TV3), Northangor Abbey (BBC1) and the short film Maiko.
To date, Eimear has been part of many productions at the Cork Opera House including productions of Michael Collins in 2008 and 2009, West Side Story in 2010 and the Sound of Music in 2012. She also toured to the Olympia Theatre in Dublin in 2009 and the Theatre Royal in Waterford in 2012 with Michael Collins.
In 2011 Eimear toured internationally with Irish group Celtic Woman performing in venues across North America, Europe and Japan. She also filmed their most recent DVD Believe at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia in August 2011.
Most recently Eimear was part of the cast of Hey Mr. Director and the revival of the Sound of Music both performed at the Cork Opera House this year.
Eimear is delighted to be playing the role of ‘Jan’ in this production of Grease.