Shannon O’Neill

Shannon O’Neill mostly lives in her own head, but occasionally wanders the streets of Glasgow too. A poet, theatremaker and notorious nap-taker, she was part of the team that devised and performed both ‘A Matter of Time’ (PBH Free Fringe 2017, Hidden Door Festival) and ‘The 900 Club’ (Edinburgh Fringe, UNCON 2.0, UKYA Nottingham City Takeover, Festival of Audacity), the latter of which was recommended by The Huffington Post and received four and five star reviews. Her first solo show, ‘Gaff,’ was further developed as part of In Motion Theatre’s 2018 Residency Programme, and she has performed at Mugstock, Oxjam and Aberdeen’s Rebel Rising festival as part of the hip hop collective Apocalypse Theorists. She spends most of her days lately raising children who are gradually learning to outwit her with a partner who keeps her stocked in comics and coffee, and writing about beauty, love, mental illness, the interconnectedness of humanity and the importance of straining to see the stars from the gutter. Also space. She really, really loves space.