Michael
Patrick

Writer and Performer

Michael Patrick is an Irish Actor and Writer from Belfast. He co-wrote and starred in the one man play ‘My Left Nut’, produced as part of 'Show in a Bag' programme, an initiative run by the Dublin Fringe Festival and Fishamble. It was nominated for the best show under one hour at the Dublin Fringe awards and won a Summerhall Lustrum Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

His co-author Oisín Kearney also directed the piece. The pair have since adapted the play into a 3x30’ television series for BBC 3 which will be aired in late 2019 / early 2020. Michael and Oisín’s second play “The ALternative” was the winner of Fishamble’s “A Play for Ireland” initiative. As part of its 30th year in 2018, Ireland’s only Olivier winning theatre company set out to find one big, ambitious play, that bursts with humanity, and tackles a subject about which the playwright feels passionate - A PLAY FOR IRELAND. It premiers at the Dublin Theatre Festival in September 2019. 

Michael is one of 16 writers involved in BBC writers room’s “Belfast Voices”, developing talent in Northern Ireland. As an actor Michael has worked with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Abbey Theatre, The Lyric Theatre, Northern Ireland Opera and has appeared on Game of Thrones, Death and Nightingales, Krypton, The Keeper, Bernard Dunne’s Mythical Heroes and Soft Border Patrol.



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Television

Co-writer 

Director Paul Gay
Starring
  • Sinead Keenan
  • Co-writer ​Oisín Kearney

    Based on true events in Michael’s life. An adaptation of Michael and Oisín’s smash hit play.

    Rollem Productions for BBC 3
    In development

    Writer 

    Producer Marie McDonald & Marc Mcelroy
    Director Keri Collins

    Wrote various sketches for season 2 of this Northern Irish comedy. Created the character “Pastor John” for Welsh comedian Mick Bubbins.

    BBC Northern Ireland

    Theatre

    Performer & Co-writer 

    Co-writer Oisín Kearney

    Winner: Summerhall Lustrum Award. Edinburgh Fringe ‘18

    Selected: Best of the fringe lists by The Guardian & The Sunday Times. Edinburgh Fringe ‘18

    Nominated: Bewley’s Little Gem Award. Dublin Fringe ‘17

    Dublin Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Prime Cut Productions

    Co-writer 

    Director Jim Culleton
    Starring
  • Lorcan Cranitch
  • Rory Nolan
  • Arthur Riordan
  • Maeve Fitzgerald
  • Co-writer Oisín Kearney

    Winner of Fishamble’s “A Play for Ireland” initiative. As part of its 30th year in 2018, Ireland’s only Olivier winning theatre company set out to find one big, ambitious play, that bursts with humanity, and tackles a subject about which the playwright feels passionate

    Fishamble and The Dublin Theatre Festival