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Connor Murphy

Conor Murphy



Conor trained at Wimbledon School of Art, London and subsequently gained an MA in scenography at the European Scenography Centre, Utrecht, Holland. Conor has had designs exhibited at World Stage Design, the Prague Quadrennial, the Transformation & Revelation and Make/Believe exhibitions at the V&A.

2017 Winner of the World Stage Design Bronze award for Performance Design.

2013 Winner of the World Stage Design Bronze award for Exceptional Achievement.

2006 Winner of the Irish Times Theatre Awards Best Opera Production.

Orphée et Eurydice

La Scala, Milan

Dir. John Fulljames

West Side Story

Artscape Opera House, Cape Town

Dir. Matthew Wild

Tristan und Isolde

Staatsoper Hannover

Dir. Stephen Langridge


Goteborg Operan

Dir. Stephen Langridge

West Side Story

Mandela Theatre, Johannesburg

Dir. Matthew Wild


Gate Theatre, Dublin

Dir. Oonagh Murphy

Ice Road

Raucous, Bristol

Dir. Kate Hewitt

Madame Bovary

Liverpool Playhouse, Peepolykus, Bristol Old Vic, Nuffield, Southampton, Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

Dir. Gemma Bodinetz


Cape Town Opera

Dir. Matthew Wild

Powder Her Face


Dir. Carlos Wagner


Korea Nationa Operal, Seoul

Dir. Carlos Wagner


Rambert Dance Company

Chor. Lucy Guerin

Orphée et Eurydice

Royal Opera, Covent Garden

Dir. John Fulljames

West Side Story Fugard Theatre at Artscape, Capetown, South Africa
Dir. Matthew Wild
Based on concept by Johan Engels

The Stick House


Raucous, Bristol
Dir. Anna Ledwich
Richard III West Yorkshire Playhouse
Dir. Mark Rosenblatt
Costume Des: Gabrielle Dalton
Educating Rita by Willy Russell

Liverpool Playhouse

Dir. Gemma Bodinetz

La clemenza di Tito (revival)

Opera National de Lorraine, France
Dir. John Fulljames

Juno and the Paycock

Liverpool Playhouse & Bristol Old Vic

Dir. Gemma Bodinetz

I Puritani Grange Park Opera
Dir. Stephen Langridge 

Siamsa Tire, Ireland

Dir. Joanne Barry

Labyrinth of Love (revival)

Rambert Dance Company

Chor. Marguerite Donlon

La clemenza di Tito Opera North
Dir. John Fulljames
Lohengrin Royal Swedish Opera
Dir. Stephen Langridge

Labyrinth of Love

Rambert Dance Company
Chor. Marguerite Donlon
The Rake's Progress (revival) L'opéra de Saint-Étienne
Dir. Carlos Wagner

Lyric Opera, Dublin

Dir. Vivian Coates

La boheme Nationale Reisopera, Holland
Dir. Stephen Langridge
The Rake's Progress (revival) Opera national de Lorraine
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Rape of Lucretia (revival) Angers-Nantes Opera 
Dir. Carlos Wagner
The Government Inspector

The Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Dir. Jimmy Fay



by Klaas de Vries

Nationale Reisopera, Ireland
Dir. Stephen Langridge
Resilience, echo of a disaster Exhibition at Twenteswelle Museum
Powder Her Face (revival) Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio 
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Gianni Schicci / L'Heure Espagnol Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
Dir. Carlos Wagner
The Magic Flute Korea National Opera
Dir. Mike Ashman


by Gregory Burke

The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 
Dir. Jimmy Fay
The Real Thing The Gate Theatre, Dublin
Dir. Alan Stanford
The Rape of Lucretia Flanders Opera
Dir. Carlos Wagner
The Rakes Progress Angers-Nantes Opera , France
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Powder her Face Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Salome (revival) Korea National Opera
Dir. Carlos Wagner
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui The Abbey Theatre, Dublin 
Dir. Jimmy Fay
Topless Mum The Tobacco Factory, Bristol
Dir. Caroline Hunt
Life is a Dream Rough Magic, Dublin
Dir. Tom Creed
The Crucible

The Abbey Theatre, Dublin 
Dir. Patrick Mason 

Lighting Des. Lucy Carter

Woman & Scarecrow The Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Dir. Selina Cartmell

Attempts On Her LIfe

by Martin Crimp

Rough Magic, Dublin 
Dir. Tom Creed
The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Dir. Jimmy Fay
Le Nozze di Figaro Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Dir. John Fulljames


Giselle Reloaded

Saarlandisches Staatstheater, Saarbrucken
Chor. Marguerite Donlon

Voted Best Premiere of 2006 by Dance Europe

The Fair Maid of Perth
Buxton Festival
Dir. Mike Ashman
The Barber of Seville Opera 2005, Cork
Dir. Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Pierrot Lunaire Almeida Opera
Dir. Mike Ashman
The Turn of the Screw (revival) Nationale Reisopera 
Dir. Stephen Langridge
The Birthday Party Bristol Old Vic
Dir. Simon Reade
Dream of Autumn Rough Magic, The Project Theatre Dublin
Dir. Tom Creed

2001 - 2005

Salome (Strauss)
Salome (Mariotte)

Opera national de Montpellier
Dir. Carlos Wagner

Powder Her Face Opera Vlaanderen
Dir. Carlos Wagner
The Flying Dutchman 

Opera Zuid 

Set Design
Dir. Mike Ashman

Un ballo in Maschera Opera Zuid
Dir. Mike Ashman
Turn of The Screw National Reisopera
Dir Stephen Langridge


Wexford Festival Opera
Dir. John Fulljames

Rape of Lucretia European Opera Centre, Budapest
Dir. Brian Brady
The Lighthouse Neue Oper Wien
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Il Trovatore  English National Opera
Set Design
Directors Nicholas Payne and Paul Daniels
The Four Seasons Birmingham Royal Ballet
Chor. Oliver Hindle
Zettels Sommernachtstraum Saarlandisches Staatstheater, Saarbrucken
Chor. Marguerite Donlon
Carmen Saarlandisches Staatstheater, Saarbrucken
Chor. Marguerite Donlon
Attempting Beauty Ballett des Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz, Munich
Chor. Philip Taylor
Sex, Chips and Rock 'n' Roll

Royal Exchange Theatre

Dir. Jonathan Moore

Major Barbara Royal Exchange Theatre
Dir. Greg Hersov
Playboy of the Western World Royal Exchange Theatre
Dir. Greg Hersov

1996 to 2000

by Mark-Anthony Turnage

Tour of UK / France

Dir. Clare Venables.

Facing Goya
by Michael Nyman

Tour of Spain / Italy

Dir. Jonathon Moore.

Die Versicherung

by Jan Muller Wieland

Staatstheater Darmstadt

Dir. Jonathon Moore

Figaro's Wedding

Grange Park Opera

Dir. Emma Jenkins

The Magic Flute

Opera Northern Ireland

Dir. Stephen Langridge,

Olav Tryggvason

Den Norske Opera

Dir. Ronald Rǿrvik

The Rape of Lucretia

Vlaamse Opera Studio

Dir. Carlos Wagner

The Medium Bergen National Opera
Dir. Stephen Medcalfe
La bohème

Theater Augsburg

Dir. Ludger Engels


by John Lund

Glyndebourne Festival

Dir. Stephen Langridge

The Country of the Blind

by Mark Antony Turnage

ENO at Aldeburgh Festival

Dir. Emma Jenkins

Pulse Shadows

Queen Elizabeth Hall

songs by Harrison Birtwhistle,

The Rivals

Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Dir. Brian Brady


Riverside Studios, London

Dir. Mick Gordon,

Measure for Measure

English Touring Theatre

Dir. Mick Gordon

Summer Begins

by David Eldridge

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Jonathon Lloyd



Ice Road (Raucous, Bristol)

The most awe-inspiring part is Conor Murphy's snow-coated set, particularly the ramshackle monument of scaffolding at one end of the hall...

*** The Stage



Tribes (Gate Theatre, Dublin)

Director Oonagh Murphy strikes every important note in this complex work, maintaining perfect clarity and communication. Everything is perfectly signed. Conor Murphy's set and costumes are slick and flash, using colour and its absence to excellent effect.

Irish Independent


Juno and The Paycock (Bristol Old Vic/Liverpool Playhouse)

Acclaimed as the height of naturalism when it was first see in 1924, Sean O'Casey's Dublin drama becomes an expressionist masterpiece in the hands of Gemma Bodinetz.

**** Sunday Times



La Clemenza di Tito (Opera North)

...eye-catching, minimalist sets and catwalk costumes by Conor Murphy...

Sunday Times

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