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Francis O'Connor

Francis trained at Wimbledon School of Art. His career in the last thirty years encompasses work across drama, musical theatre and opera. 
He has designed numerous productions for The National Theatre, The RSC and new work for the Royal Court and Hampstead Theatre. 
Internationally, designs include productions for Komische Opera Berlin, Opera Geneva, Spoleto Festival and Opera de Monte Carlo.

Productions

2022

LA GIOCONDA

Director: Stephen Medcalf
Grange Park Opera

THE ABDUCTION OF SERAGLIO

Director: Dieter Kaiegi
Opera de Marseilles

LADY OF LETTERS

Director: Joanna Read
National Tour

NOISES OFF

Director: Thom Smith Southerland
Theater Cottbus, Germany

THE LAST RETURN

Director: Sara Joyce
Druid Theatre, Galway

2021

THE SEAGULL
(and broadcast)

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre, Galway

IVAN THE TERRIBLE

Director: David Pountney
Grange Park Opera

SEAN O'CASEY THREE SHORT COMEDIES

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre, Galway

SARKA

Director: Dieter Kaiegi
Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn, Switzerland

FIDELIO

Director: Annabelle Comyn 
Irish National Opera

ONCE BEFORE I GO

Director: Selina Cartmell
Gate Theatre, Dublin

2020

BOLAND (A POET'S JOURNEY)
(broadcast)

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre, Galway

DRUID GREGORY (PLAYS OF AUGUSTA GREGORY)

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre, Galway

THE CHERRY ORCHARD
(and broadcast)

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre, Galway

BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE

Director: Dieter Kaiegi
Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn, Switzerland

STREET SCENE

Director: Matthew Ebberhardt
Opera North

MAGGIE MAY

Director: Jemima Levick
Leeds Playhouse

2019

GYPSY

Director: Jo Davies
Manchester Royal Exchange

THE BEACON

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre, Galway

PARADE
(broadcast)

Director: Martin Duncan
Chatelet Paris
EPIPHANY

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre, Galway

FANTASIO

Director: Martin Duncan
Garsington Opera

PORGY AND BESS

Director: Jean Pierre van der Spuy
Grange Park Opera

THE COUNTRY GIRL

Director: Graham McLaren
Abbey Theatre

THE TELL TALE HEART

Director: Anthony Nielson
National Theatre

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE

Director: Wilson Milam
Royal Shakespeare Company

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre/Royal Court/Broadway

THE LEENANE TRILOGY

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre/Royal Court

WRITTEN ON THE HEART

Director: Gregory Doran
Royal Shakespeare Company

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Director: Gregory Doran
Royal Shakespeare Company

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

Director: Gregory Doran
Royal Shakespeare Company

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Director: Gregory Doran
Royal Shakespeare Company

LA TRAVIATA

Director: Conall Morrison
English National Opera

WAITING FOR GODOT

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre/Lincoln Centre, NY

DRUID SHAKESPEARE

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre/Lincoln Centre, NY

DRUID SYNGE

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre/Lincoln Centre, NY

DRUID MURPHY

Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre/Lincoln Centre/Edinburgh Festival

KISS ME KATE

Director: Martin Duncan
Dortmund Opera/Bonn Opera

PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL 2019

Francis O’Connor was selected to represent unique achievement in Irish Stage Design. Work on Waiting for Godot was shown in fragments

PINOCCHIO
(and broadcast)

Director: Martin Duncan
Opera North

SILENT NIGHT
(broadcast)

Director: Eric Simonson
Premier Minnesota Opera

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Director: Daniel Slater
Ural State Opera

DON PASQUALE

Director: Daniel Slater
Opera de Geneva

ENLIGHTENMENT

Director: Edward Hall
Hampstead Theatre

SACRED HEART

Director: Edward Hall
Royal Court

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Director: David Lan
Young Vic

THE DAUGHTER IN LAW

Director: David Lan
Young Vic

LA CAVA

Director: Stephen Dexter
Piccadilly Theatre/Eon Entertainment

LOSERVILLE

Director: Stephen Dexter
West End

TARRY FLYNN

Director: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre/National Theatre

IPHIGENIA IN AULIS

Director: Katie Mitchell
Abbey Theatre

THE SHAUGHRAUN

Director: John McColgan
Abbey Theatre/West End

THE WAKE 

Director: Patrick Mason
Abbey Theatre

OVER TEN PRODUCTIONS

Gate Theatre, Dublin