Introducing Naomi O’Taylor

Introducing Naomi O’Taylor

Naomi is a German-Irish actress who has acted in film and television projects as well as on stage in German and English-language productions.


Born in Ireland, Naomi moved to Germany at the age of 3 and has lived in Hamburg since 1992, with a 3-year stint back in Ireland from 2006 to 2009.


She started acting at the age of 28 and made her English-language stage debut in a production of Jane Austen’s Persuasion in 2017. In 2018 she won the Best Acting Award for her performance as Bella Manningham in the stage adaption of psychological thriller Gaslight.


She has attended drama school at the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg and, during the pandemic, took part in several online courses doing Meisner-Training at the William Esper Studio New York.

We are delighted that she has the time in her now very busy acting career to play the role of Effie for Couch Theatre’s Hamburg Premiere Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen!

By the way, head over to our Couch Theatre YouTube channel to watch Naomi reading poetry in German and English as part of our Couchcast series.

Photo © Elena Zaucke

Premiere: Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris

Well, it’s been a long time since deciding to do this wonderful play, but all of us at Couch Theatre are so proud and happy to finally present to you the English-language German premiere of the staged reading of Zinnie Harris’s Further Than The Furthest Thing

Well, it’s been a long time since deciding to do this wonderful play, but all of us at Couch Theatre are so proud and happy to finally present to you the English-language German premiere of the staged reading of Zinnie Harris’s Further Than The Furthest Thing, tonight and tomorrow at Sprechwerk Theatre in Hamburg. Come with us to this magical island and listen to the inhabitants speak of things like Pinnawin H’eggs, H’England tea and The Patches and about the “H’outside warld” as if they were telling a fairy tale. But there are secrets buried on this island. And when the islanders find their world blown apart from within as well as from outside, who knows how long these secrets can remain buried.

Zinnie Harris has dedicated her multi award-winning play to the Island of Tristan da Cunha, on which it is loosely based.

When: 6th and 7th March 2020 at 8p.m.

Where: Sprechwerk Theatre, Klaus-Groth-Str. 23, Hamburg, which is a short walk from the train station Berliner Tor.

Tickets: http://www.sprechwerk.hamburg or at the theatre box office.

The play was first commissioned by Tron Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland and premiered by the Tron in a co-production with the Royal National Theatre (UK) at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival.

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