Abigail McGibbon, winner of best supporting actress in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2016, will plays the eponymous queen in the controversially titled play The C**t Of Queen Catherine.

We caught up with the actress to find out what Belfast means to her…

Home is…

With family

Tell us something your mum doesn’t know about you?

Actually, there’s nothing my mum doesn’t know about me! I’m closer to her than anyone in the world.

What would you do if you had the keys to the city for the day?

Open the door…

What’s the most interesting discovery you’ve made in Belfast?

The Upstairs gallery at the MAC, it’s beautiful. At the back of the upstairs gallery there is a big glass table in the Reading Room that no one knows about, it’s totally silent and is perfect for a quiet moment.

Which building would you most like to be locked in overnight?

I’d love to be locked in Stormont overnight and put whoopee cushions under everyone’s seats for a laugh!

Celebrity crush?


Describe your perfect day in the city?

Spring in Belfast – down in Victoria Park for a lovely walk and then lunch at the Dark Horse followed by a glass of rioja in the John Hewitt. Luxury!

Earliest Belfast memory?

Seeing the big prehistoric fish as you walked into the Ulster Museum. My mum used to take my brother and I there every day and then we’d go for a walk in Botanic Gardens.

What movie most closely resembles your life story and why?

Apocalypse Now, because the acting is so fab. It doesn’t resemble my life but I just love it.

Sum up Belfast in three words?

No more cuts!


The C**t Of Queen Catherine will be in The MAC From April 27-30

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