About Cada Performing Arts

At CADA Performing Arts, pupils will gain in self-confidence, self-esteem, strong team skills. These skills are taught in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and will benefit you throughout your life. We are a family.

Catherine Mahon-Buckley founder of Cada Performing Arts

Catherine Mahon-Buckley
Producer

A Teacher, Actress, Director and Student. She played Maggie in John B.. Keane’s play Big Maggie (Director Pat Talbot) which received standing ovations each night. Her other credits include “The Way of the World”, Odipus Rex, Man of La Mancha, Billy Liar, Plough and the Stars, Cass Maguire, The Trial of Jesus and many, many more. Catherine’s credits in directing includes Westside Story, Sound of Music, Calamity Jane, The King and I, Grease, Hairspray, the national premieres of Fame and Back to the 80’s, both shows played to standing ovations each night, CATS, Les Miserables and more recently The Little Mermaid. Her dramatic directions include Tinkers Wedding, Through the Wire, Battle of the Sexes and many more.

 

Artistic Director / Principal

Catherine Mahon-Buckley

Producer

A Teacher, Actress, Director and Student. She played Maggie in John B.. Keane’s play Big Maggie (Director Pat Talbot) which received standing ovations each night. Her other credits include “The Way of the World”, Odipus Rex, Man of La Mancha, Billy Liar, Plough and the Stars, Cass Maguire, The Trial of Jesus and many, many more. Catherine’s credits in directing includes Westside Story, Sound of Music, Calamity Jane, The King and I, Grease, Hairspray, the national premieres of Fame and Back to the 80’s, both shows played to standing ovations each night.

She is a teacher in Presentation Secondary School, Artistic director of CADA Performing Arts, Ireland’s progressive centre of Acting, Dancing, Filmwork, Singing and Business Communications. CADA Performing Arts is a centre where pupils reach their best potential under the guidance of a wonderful team. Catherine is on the executive Board of the Cork International Choral Festival,a member of Actors Equity, Drama League of Ireland and the Irish Film and Television Academy. This is Catherine’s 24th year directing and producing the pantomime at the Everyman Palace Theatre. Catherine is presently working on a PHD in Drumcondra College.

More recently, CATS, Les Miserables and The Little Mermaid. Her dramatic directions include Tinkers Wedding, Through the Wire, Battle of the Sexes and many more. She is a teacher in Presentation Secondary School, Artistic director of CADA Performing Arts, Ireland’s progressive centre of Acting, Dancing, Film work, Singing and Business Communications. CADA Performing Arts is a centre where pupils reach their best potential under the guidance of a wonderful team. Catherine is on the executive Board of the Cork International Choral Festival, a member of Actors Equity, Drama League of Ireland and the Irish Film and Television Academy. This is Catherine’s 21st year directing and producing the pantomime at the Everyman Palace Theatre.
Catherine is presently working on a PHD in Drumcondra College.

What makes the CADA / Everyman Pantomime special?
Their pantomime reaches the “child” within us all. Enjoy the show. In a year, Catherine has faced many challenges and to all the wonderful friends and team of this production, Catherine says “I can no other answer make, but, thanks and thanks” (William Shakespeare)

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