Rachel O’Connell (‘Marty’)
Yvonne works as a Performer, Visual Artist & Designer.
Performance credits in musical theatre include; My Fair Lady (Ensemble – University Concert Hall, Limerick), Crazy for You, (Tess) – Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ensemble) and Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel); (all at The Palace Theatre, Fermoy) and West Side Story (Ensemble) at Cork Opera House.
In 2009, Yvonne joined the cast of the acclaimed musical Michael Collins- a Musical Drama (Ensemble) performing in the production at both Cork Opera House, The Olympia Theatre – Dublin and subsequently in the most recent revival at the Theatre Royal – Waterford. In 2011, Yvonne was an original cast member of the hit musical comedy The ALL STAR Wars, subsequently performing in the show on Irish national tour. Most recently Yvonne performed in The Promise (Ensemble) a new Irish musical which premiered at The Helix Theatre Dublin last September.
Concert work includes ‘Gala Celebration‘ which was staged in 2009 to mark the official re-opening of Cork Opera House by President Mary McAleese, and Hey! Mr. Director, a celebration of musical theatre which was staged at Cork Opera House last March.
In the capacity of designer, Yvonne recently provided the Costume & Set Designs for Colton Theatre Company’s production of ‘Damages‘ by Steve Thompson (Cork Arts Theatre). In 2012 Yvonne designed the costumes for Neil Simon’s Lost In Yonkers, also at Cork Arts Theatre, and she co-designed the set for the Cork Opera House production of Alice in Wonderland last December. Most recently Yvonne designed costumes for the music video Trip the Light – performed by Jericho and filmed by Epic Productions.
As a stylist Yvonne has worked with acclaimed photographer Miki Barlok on numerous projects for Miss Daisy Blue Vintage and Cork Fashion Week and has appeared as a guest stylist on Xpose (TV3).
Forthcoming theatre design work includes No Naughty Bits for Colton Theatre Company.