Who we are

One Two One Two is the new theatre and music company led by Zoe Ní Riordáin and Maud Lee. Together, they have been making bold, heartfelt and ambitious work for theatre audiences in Ireland and beyond since 2014. One Two One Two marks the continuation of their collaboration, which began in 2009 with the electro-pop band, Maud in Cahoots. After touring in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland, the band returned to Ireland and pioneered the ‘live concept album’ at Dublin Fringe 2014 (The Well Rested Terrorist).  The company’s work for theatre is what they describe as low concept, serious pop-they are driven by a need to communicate with strangers through art and live experiences and they use their pop sensibility as a guide. Ní Riordáin and Lee are sisters whose previous collaborations include critically acclaimed The Well Rested Terrorist  (**** Peter Crawley, Irish Times) and award winning Recovery (Romilly Walton Masters Award for Experimental Theatre, Toured to Paris December, 2017, National tour 2018). Everything I Do is their latest piece for theatre, receiving Best Performer at the Fringe awards in Dublin after a sold out run at Project Arts Centre. They are currently developing an Irish Language opera supported by The Arts Council, The Abbey Theatre and Project Arts Centre.

Anyone fresh from a bad breakup will recognise the sensations, oscillating between anguish and repudiation.
— **** Peter Crawley, Irish Times, Everything I Do
Mesmerising
— Chris McCormack, Musings in Intermissions, Everything I Do
If Beyonce patented the “visual album”, then leave it to Irish alt-pop ensemble Maud In Cahoots to pioneer the “Live Concept Album”
— Le Cool, Dublin, The Well Rested Terrorist
[Maud] Ní Riordáin is a striking presence with a pristine voice
— **** Peter Crawley Irish Times, The Well Rested Terrorist
Insane...Electrifying...Challenging
— Pure M Magazine, review of Recovery
 
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Zoe Ní Riordáin

Zoe is a musician and a theatre maker. She plays cello, guitar and piano and she trained as a theatre director. Zoe is an alumni of the Rough Magic SEEDS artist development scheme and the Irish Theatre Institute's Six In The Attic resource sharing.

As a director she has worked as an associate of Pan Pan Theatre, and continues to direct independent projects. She is a founding member of Maud in Cahoots, Irish band, and One Two One Two is the continuation of her work in collaboration with Maud Lee. 

 

Maud Lee


Maud is a singer, violinist, songwriter and theatre performer. Maud founded and fronted Maud in Cahoots in 2009 in New York City. She led the band to being awarded the Arthur Guinness Bursary for new music in 2011, which took them to London to record a critically acclaimed EP with Max Heyes (Primal Scream). Maud in Cahoots toured the US, Canada and the UK, as well as playing all the major Irish music Festivals.

Maud's theatre work includes The Well Rested Terrorist (performer, co-writer ), Recovery (performer, co-writer) and Brokentalkers' The Circus Animals' Desertion (violinist, performer)