Friday’s Child - Eoghan McBride

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This week’s Friday’s Child is Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhrighde / Eoghan Mc Bride. Eoghan, from Gaoth Dobhair now living in Letterkenny, has been involved in theatre for many years, either threading the boards, behind the scenes (set building, directing and youth drama facilitation etc.). He has done television, film, radio and voiceover work. He is looking forward to performing for the first time in the Millennium Forum as The Bogside Spinster in Brian Foster’s upcoming play.

How would you describe yourself?

Desperate.

Happiest childhood memory?

Dressing up.

What was your first job?

Door-mat. / A Go-for.

Favourite book?

Misery.

Favourite film?

Tootsie.

Favourite television programme?

Loose Women.

Favourite expression?

A vacant expression.

Favourite method of relaxation?

Talking to my Budgie / Going to a good comedy in the theatre, hint hint.

Favourite holiday destination?

Anywhere would be nice.

Who would you most like to meet?

Nobody in particular.

What makes you angry?

Being upstaged / Bad theatre.

What makes you happy?

Entertaining people / Good theatre.

What human quality do you most admire?

Selfless and humble / Not being a Diva.

What human quality do you least admire?

Vanity and Arrogance / Being a Diva, big headed gits.

What has been the most embarrassing thing to happen to you?

You will witness the most embarrassing thing to happen to me in the Millennium Forum on the 16th-19th of November.

What was the worst thing to happen to you in your life?

Getting dumped, many times.

What is your greatest fear?

To be a spinster all my life / To blank on stage.

What has been the high point of your life to date?

Being cast as The Bogside Spinster. / Being on Morphine after an operation.

How would you like to be remembered?

A man who played a woman’s role... / fondly.

What is your most treasured possession?

My script for the Bogside Spinster.

If you won the lotto what would you do with it?

Get a make-over. / Book myself in for a dam good service.

If you could be granted one wish in life, what would you ask for?

To understand women. / Wish that I had nothing to wish for.

If you could write your own epitaph what would it be?

“Take a Bow” (for the performance of your life).