Belfast Telegraph

Solo show 'natural' for O'Reilly

Morgana O'Reilly says she finds it easy to channel different characters in her one-woman show.

The Neighbours actress, who plays all the characters in The Height Of The Eiffel Tower, says she happily takes on numerous alter-egos.

"I think the weirdest thing is it feels really natural to play lots of different people. I've been doing that for a long time," she said. "I've got lots of people stuck inside me so it's probably quite healthy to get them all out."

Morgana, best known for playing Naomi Canning in the Australian soap, started doing the show as a means of raising money.

"I did it initially to make money to go travelling and I figured if I did a solo show, then I wouldn't have to pay anybody else," she explained. "So it was more out of necessity that I did it myself. And now it's a wonderful thing. It's easy and low-maintenance - it just needs me and a chair."

The award-winning play, which she wrote, will show at Edinburgh from July 31 until August 25.

" Because it's a one-woman show, when it's a lovely warm audience, it's a total dream to do. When they're not so friendly, then I'm really happy to finish," Morgana joked.

" The more I do the show, the more I realise it has the potential to offend anybody so I'll trim and edit it, depending on whom I'm showing it to so they don't take it the wrong way."

The 28-year-old also joked about the invasion of New Zealand talent to the UK, such as Flights Of The Conchords stars Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie and Rhys Darby, saying: "I hope so! I think we've got a lot to offer and we are starting to realise that."


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