Clare Maguire - Director

Clare Maguire - Director

The Wickedness of Oz

By Kate Gilmore, developed with & directed by Clare Maguire | Fishamble Show In A Bag, Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016, Project Arts Centre 2019

A story of unfulfilled potential.  The Wickedness Of Oz follows a day in the life of a travel agent with a penchant for 1960’s musicals.  Debbie McInerney’s day spirals into a mire of self-doubt when she wakes up to a newsfeed clogged with expats having the time of their lives around the globe.

Convincing herself there’s no place like home, Debbie is forced to face the reality when her boyfriend tells her he has some news...


" .. forcefully intelligent direction"

The Independent

“Fast, funny, touching, tender. Wonderfully deceptive and engaging...Director Clare Maguire has to take a lot of credit”

The Arts Review

“Always theatrical, always brilliant… aided well by co-developer and director Clare Maguire”

Red Curtain Review

“Wonderfully wise in a kooky way… played with extraordinary subtlety.... With forcefully intelligent direction” - Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent.

The Irish Times

Cast Members

Writer- Kate Gilmore

Creative Team

Director- Clare Maguire, Movement Director- Kitty Randle, Set Design- Sinead Purcell, Lighting Design- Shane Gill, Sound Design- Denis Clohessy, Producers- Fishamble (SIAB - Dublin Fringe 2015), Breda Cashe (The Project - 2020)

WINNER: Zebbie Award for Best Radio Play for Radio Version on RTE Radio One directed by Gorretti Slavin