Barry McStay

Barry McStay

Actor and Writer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Irish actor, writer and immersive performer, currently a host of The Crystal Maze Live Experience in London, recently passing 650 shows in the role (August 2017). Also in 2017 appeared on BBC's Eastenders and in an ident for

As a writer, I had a staged reading of my new play 'Bir Tawil' with Druid Theatre at the Galway International Arts Festival in July 2017. 'Bir Tawil' was long-listed for a Theatre 503 Playwriting Award in 2016. My first play, 'Our Island', ran at the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2015, garnering five Fringe Award nominations and a Writer's Guild of Ireland Award nomination for Best Theatre Script. Another unproduced script, 'All These Maybes', was longlisted for the 2015 Bruntwood Prize.

Represented as an actor by Rachel Breeze at Second Skin and as a writer by Nick Quinn at The Agency.


Acting - MA - East 15 Acting School

Sep 2010 - Jul 2011

English Literature and History - BA - Trinity College Dublin

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009


  • Acting
  • Scriptwriting
  • Improvisation
  • Live Performance
  • Voice-over



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