What’s The Craic with Sarah Maria Lafferty

After recently just coming off a stellar run of Derek Murphy’s The Bad Daters & The Good Cheaters which toured in the UK and Ireland, we catch up with Irish actor Sarah Maria Lafferty whose career has seen her perform from Electric Picnic to Broadway and RTE to CBS.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Where did you grow up?
I was born in Sligo, but I grew up in Mayo. I always enjoyed performing, so acting just felt like a natural fit for me.

Tell us about your interest in the arts and writing/ performing? How did it come about?
At the age of seven, I played a princess in an Irene Fleming production at the Hawk’s Well theatre in Sligo and I never looked back. My parents also love the arts, so I got lots of encouragement.

Where have you performed before?
I have performed in theatres all over Ireland, at Edinburgh Fringe, on Broadway and in the West End.

What can Tallaght audiences expect from this show?
Dublin playwright Derek Murphy has written a comedy double-bill which showcases fascinating characters that are deeply flawed and great humour comes from their struggles.

Tell us a random fact about yourself?
I had always wanted to play tennis, so a few years ago, I finally joined a tennis club and got some lessons and now I could probably play a tennis player in a movie (if the scenes are heavily edited)! 

What’s next for you?
I have my own theatre company called Felix Culpa. I’m on the lookout for new writing because I love producing plays that have never been seen before.