Eoin Cannon is thilled to share his performance of Jervis in the Irish Premier of Daddy Long Legs. Streaming on Stream.Theatre March 8th - 21st on demand Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale about Jerusha Abbott the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” and her mysterious benefactor who decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs.
Eoin began his training, like most young Irish children, by attending various speech and drama classes in his area. It wasn't until he attended the Gaiety School of Acting that he began to think of performing as a career option. At the time he was a familiar face on the amateur musical scene across Dublin.
In 2002 he won an AIMS award for Best Actor following his portrayal of Curly in the Teacher's Musical Society's "Oklahoma!". This was, and still is, one of the highlights of his acting career so far. As part of a singing group called "Rapport", he was a frequent face in The National Concert Hall with tributes to the music of such great singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. Also at the National Concert Hall, he played the role of Will Parker in Festival Productions'"Oklahoma!"
Following a couple of years training at the Gaiety School of Acting he decided to branch out into Musical Theatre training, so he crossed the water and went to train at the Guildford School of Acting.In his time in Guildford, Eoin played such roles as Rooster in "Annie", Fredrik in "A Little Night Music" and Todd in "Sweeney Todd".Following this Eoin began his Professional career.
Eoin originated the role of Frank McCourt in the World Premiere of Angela's Ashes the Musical in 2017, and reprised the role again in 2019. toured Ireland, Belfast and London to great critical acclaim.
Angela's Ashes The Musical is an emotional telling of a childhood in 1940s Limerick and beyond, following young Frank's escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape, in his defiant escape to a new life in America.
Eoin stared in the Irish Premier of Daddy Long Legs, which ran from March 20th-24th in Smock Alley
Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale about Jerusha Abbott the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” and her mysterious benefactor who decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs.
Eoin is delighted to have been part of The Bloody Irish, the brand new musical, written by Barry Devlin, produced by Ned O'Hanlon, and directed by Michael Barker Caven, with music arrangements by David Downes.
The Bloody Irish brings to life the events leading up to the execution of the 1916 leaders at Kilmainham jail with music, song and dance.
It was filmed for a two hour Public Broadcast Service (PBS) special which first aired in the US on 17 October 2015 and can be viewed on onboard some Aer Lingus transatlantic flights.
"As Frank, Eoin Cannon is a warm narrator, slipping with ease into the childhood representations of Frank, his acting and singing among the best I’ve seen this year.
BritishTheatre.com - Paul T. Davies - 2019
"Eoin Cannon reprises his role as Frank for this revival. It is not surprising because he gives a natural nuanced performance"
LondonBoxOffice.co.uk - John Yap - 2019
"In a masterful and beautifully sung performance, Eoin Cannon shows he can switch in an instant from the older Frank to the young boy playing with his little brother"
Sardines Magazine - Chris Abbott - 2019
"Eoin Cannon and Jacinta Whyte are absolute stars, with Cannon playing both child Frank and the narrator seamlessly"
Entertainment.ie - Deirdre Molumby - 2017
"Eoin Cannon as a solid and confident narrator (with great teeth) who slips easily into playing a displaced little boy who loves his dad"
Irish Daily Mail - Jenny Friel - 2017
"Frank, exuberantly played by Eoin Cannon, whose mellifluous voice is a joy"
Sunday Independent - Gemma Fullam - 2017