OPEN AUDITION for ‘Cuckoo’,

a new RTÉ Storyland drama ‘Cuckoo’ is a brand-new psychological thriller in four parts, written by Nikki Racklin and Danann Breathnach, commissioned by RTÉ for its renowned online drama series, Storyland.

On Saturday 26 November 2011, from 11am-6pm, Zanzibar Films will be hosting an open audition at The International Bar, Wicklow st, Dublin, to find the star of ‘Cuckoo’– the actress who will portray troubled red-haired teen NIAMH KEEGAN.

The casting panel will include well-known faces such as Writer/Director Danann Breathnach (of MTV/Hollyoaks fame) and Aidan Power (from 98fm/RTÉ’s The Café).

Niamh Keegan is a delicate Celtic beauty with copper hair and glasses. She is bored, restless and feels – has always felt – that she doesn’t belong in her family.

Casting the right actress to play Niamh is crucial.

Other roles being cast include MAUREEN KEEGAN (52), a buxom, motherly brunette harbouring a secret;

BRENDAN KEEGAN (54), a quiet family man with an excruciating sense of humour and an unexpected ‘Alpha Male’ side;

TINA VICKERS (37), a brassy, rough redhead who knows how to turn on the charm but is not above a bar-room brawl;

and SARAH MCCARTHY (17), Niamh’s mischievous partner-in-crime.

The first episode of ‘Cuckoo’ will be broadcast on 13 February 2012 on RTÉ’s You Tube site.

Public voting will begin the same day on the RTÉ Storyland Facebook page.

For casting, please submit CV & headshot or recent photo to:

Alex Davidson, Casting Director


Marie Caffrey, Producer, Zanzibar Films
Casting Location:
The International Bar, 2 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2