Originally from Northern Ireland, Bronagh is an award winning director. She has directed around the world, working on; Classical texts, Musicals, New Writing, Physical Theatre, Outdoor Theatre and Site-Specific productions.
Bronagh is the director of Olivier nominated play Cruise by Jack Holden which ran for 4 weeks at The Duchess Theatre and was the first new play to open the West End after the pandemic. Cruise returned to the Apollo Theatre, West End for another sell out run. She also directed a film version of the show in Shoreditch Town Hall's Ditch which won an ONCOMM award for Best Recorded Show.
Most recently she directed the London premier of Flowers for Mrs Harris by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff. Starring the Olivier Award-winning nad Tony nominated Jenna Russell with new orchestrations by Jason Carr.
Bronagh’s production of Rags, the musical by Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz at The Park Theatre received nine Off West End Award nominations, including: Best Director and Best Production. Bronagh worked closely with Stephen Schwartz in reimagining the script for an actor-musician production and curated a cast album of her production of Rags which is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Bronagh directed the world premier of Umm Kulthum the first bilingual English and Arabic musical based on the life of Umm Kulthum. The show was first performed at London Palladium and then at Dubai Opera House
Last year she directed Uk Tour of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice starring Christina Bianco; RUMI at the ENO starring Rami Kariloom; And the European premier of Little Women, the musical which is available on Broadway HD
Passionate about new writing Bronagh recently directed the world premier of Animal by Jon Bradfield at The Park Theatre. The show has been nominated for 5 Off West End awards including Best New Play and Best Director.
In addition to directing Bronagh is part of the From Page To Stage Literary department for Aria Entertainment and is also a regular practitioner at top drama schools in London.
Bronagh’s Directing Credits
West End Credits:
Cruise (The Apollo Theatre); RUMI (London Coliseum); Cruise (Duchess Theatre); Umm Kulthum, the Golden Era (London Palladium); Broken Wings (Theatre Royal Haymarket & Charing Cross Theatre); Rags, in concert (Lyric Theatre)
Other directing credits:
Flowers For Mrs Harris (Riverside Studios); The Rise And Fall of Little Voice (UK Regional Tour); Broken Wings (Charing Cross; Doha Opera House & Beiteddine Festival); Animal; Little Women & Rags, The Musical (The Park Theatre); Jack and The Beanstalk (Becks Theatre); Rags, The Musical; Putting It Together and Little Women (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester); A-Typical Rainbow (Turbine); Children of Eden (Mackintosh theatre); A Christmas Carol (Ivy Studio); Girlfriends, in concert (Bishopsgate Institute); A Winter’s Tale (Rose Theatre, Kingston) Brexit, the Musical (C Venues, Edinburgh); tick, tick... BOOM! (Park Theatre); Promises, Promises (Southwark Playhouse); As You Like It (Jackson’s Lane); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Chipping Norton Theatre); The Pajama Game (Pleasence Theatre); Heart of Winter (Tristan Bates); James and The Giant Peach (UK & International Tour); A Man of No Importance (Pleasance Theatre); The Stationmaster (Tristan Bates); Portia Coughlan (The Old Red Lion Theatre); Girlfriends (Union Theatre); A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg (Greenwich Theatre); The Mistress Cycle (Landor Theatre); Expectations (Arcola Theatre); Blood Wedding (Courtyard Theatre); Newsrevue (Canal Café Theatre); Henry VI Part1 (Rose Theatre); Erris (Theatre 503); Julius Caesar (The Scoop) and The Madness of Sweeney (Lyric Theatre, Belfast).
Associate Director credits: Saving Grace (Riverside Studios):
C-O-N-T-A-C-T (London), Pippin (Southwark Playhouse); Becoming Shades (The Vaults); The History Boys (UK Tour) and Nothing Left to Lose (Purcell Rooms).