Originally from Northern Ireland, Bronagh moved to Liverpool to study a BA in Drama at John Moores. She then went on to train as a physical theatre performer at Hope Street Ltd – this is where she developed her passion for directing.
She has directed various pieces, Classical texts, Musicals, New Writing, Puppetry, Physical Theatre, Outdoor Theatre and Site-Specific. In 2011 Bronagh directed and produced Henry VI Part I at the excavation site of the Rose Theatre, Bankside. It was the first time a company had been allowed to perform on the actual ruins, the majority of which is submerged in water. The production was nominated for three off-West End Awards including Best Production and Best Director.
She has travelled worldwide with her theatre productions and often draws on her cultural experiences to influence her work. In 2006, she was elected Young Persons Theatre Representative of Britain through the British Arts Council and travelled to the Philippines as part of a culture exchange aimed at promoting cross cultural collaborations. She has also worked with Zambian theatre company Bare Feet and taken part in international festivals in Britain, Turkey, Ireland and the Philippines.
Recently, Bronagh directed Portia Coughlan by Marina Carr at the Old Red Lion Theatre the production received four off-West End Award nominations including Best Director. Her production of The Adventures of Pinocchio received 5* reviews at Greenwich Theatre this summer. Earlier this year she was also Associate Director on The History Boys No.1 UK Tour.
Director credits include: Rags – The Musical (Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue); Portia Coughlan (The Old Red Lion); The Adventures of Pinocchio (Greenwich Theatre); Girlfriends (Union Theatre); A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg (Greenwich Theatre); The Mistress Cycle (Landor Theatre); The Jewish Legacy (Regional Tour); Expectations (Arcola); Bat Boy (Berkoff Studio); Blood Wedding (Courtyard Theatre); Newsrevue (Canal Café); Henry VI Part 1 (Rose Theatre); Erris (Theatre 503); Julius Caesar (The Scoop); She (New End Theatre) and Contractions (Etcetera Theatre).
Associate Director credits include: History Boys (No.1 UK Tour – Sell A Door); Nothing Left to Lose and Company Collisions (Regional Tour and Purcell Rooms).
Assistant Direct credits include: Marry Me A Little (St James Theatre – Aria Entertainment, Directed by Hannah Chissick) and The Secret Garden (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – Chester Performs, Directed by Kate Saxon).