Born in Dublin, Christine trained in piano and voice at the Conservatory of Music & Drama and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and she holds a first-class MA in Theatre Studies from Dublin City University. She works all over Ireland as a director of plays and musicals, and is the artistic director of Red Alchemy Theatre Company.
In her private vocal coaching practice, Christine also nurtures those who wish to proceed into higher education and professional work within the theatre industry; many of her students are now working in London’s West End, the USA and in both professional and amateur Irish productions.
Christine has just directed La Bohème as part of Opera In The Park at Merrion Square for Dublin City Council, A Café Cabaret at Bewley’s Theatre Café and the iconic RENT at The Helix Theatre for DCU. Prior to this, she completed a sell-out run of Jedward and the Magic Lamp at the Olympia Theatre, An Evening with John Bucchino at the Cobalt Café, A Little Light Music at The Helix, Al Porter’s Take It From Me at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the Wexford Opera House and Beauty and the Beast for TMS.
Christine’s directing projects in 2014 include Kander & Ebb’s Chicago, ESB Madsoc’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at the National Concert Hall, Michael Collins – A Musical Drama at the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, and the Dublin Première of A Tale Of Two Cities at The Helix.
She has produced and directed an Irish tour of Martin McDonagh’s play The Lonesome West, the Irish premiere of The Producers for WLOS at Wexford Opera House, Mad About Musicals at the NCH, Hot Mikado, Cinderella at the Olympia Theatre, Ritual For Dolls at the Mill Theatre, Ragtime the Musical (WLOS Dun Mhuire), Starmaker, Robin Hood and Annie with Rebecca Storm at the Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House, and she was thrilled to once again welcome Broadway composer John Bucchino to Dublin to give a unique vocal masterclass to a selection of Ireland’s music theatre performers. Other directing credits include Bugsy Malone, Jedward and the Beanstalk, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinders (all at the Olympia Theatre), Moonlight and Music, with Rebecca Storm and Peter Corry, (Solstice Theatre), the Irish Première of High School Musical (The Forum, Waterford), West Side Story (Solstice Theatre), Don’t Stop Me Now! (The Helix), The Hired Man (LMVG), The June Rodgers Show (Dublin and Cork), One Voice (The Helix), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Premier Theatre, Thurles), Into The Woods (Draíocht and Theatre Royal, Waterford), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (LMVG), Godspell (WCMS & Core Productions), and Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Millbank Theatre).
Christine has worked professionally as an actor/singer at theatres and concert venues all over Ireland, playing widely diverse roles in both plays and musicals. She has played opposite international musical theatre stars such as John Barrowman, David Kernan, Millicent Martin, Dave Willetts and Lorna Luft – daughter of singing legend, Judy Garland. She has performed in concert at all the major Irish theatres, has been a regular soloist at the National Concert Hall - frequently broadcasting live performances for RTE - and has also performed in cabaret throughout Ireland and the USA.
Her television/radio credits include many appearances on The Late Late Show, The Gerry Ryan Show, Seoige and O’Shea, Open House, TX, Cursaí Ealaine, Theatre Nights, Kazoo, Café Live, Supercrew, Telethon (all for RTE) and Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC).