Conor Murphy

Awards

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.


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.


Ice Road - Raucous
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
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

Gallery


2019

Production

Company

Alceste Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Lisbon), Dir. Graham Vick
Chicago Staatstheater Braunschweig, Dir. Matthew Wild

2018

Production

Company

Orphée et Eurydice La Scala (Milan), Dirs. John Fulljames & Hofesh Shechter
West Side Story Artscape Opera House (Cape Town), Dir. Matthew Wild
Tristan und Isolde Staatsoper Hannover, Dir. Stephen Langridge
The Merry Widow Korea National Opera, Dir. Guy Joosten

2017

Production

Company

Elektra Göteborg Opera, Dir. Stephen Langridge
West Side Story Mandela Theatre (Johannesburg), Dir. Matthew Wild
Tribes Gate Theatre (Dublin), Dir. Oonagh Murphy
Ice Roads Raucous (Bristol), Dir. Kate Hewitt

2016

Production

Company

Madame Bovary Liverpool Playhouse & Bristol Old Vic, Dir. Gemma Bodinetz
Salomé Cape Town Opera, Dir. Matthew Wild
Lohengrin Korea Nationa Operal (Seoul), Dir. Carlos Wagner
Tomorrow Rambert Dance Company, Chor. Lucy Guerin
Madame Bovary Liverpool Everyman & Bristol Old Vic, Chor. Gemma Bodinetz

2015

Production

Company

Orphée et Eurydice The Royal Opera, Dir. John Fulljames
West Side Story Fugard Theatre at Artscape (Capetown), 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 Liverpool Playhouse, Dir. Gemma Bodinetz

2014

Production

Company

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