Paul Keogan

Born in Ireland, Paul studied drama at Trinity College Dublin and at Glasgow University. After graduating he worked as Production Manager for Project Arts Centre before embarking on a freelance career as a set and lighting designer. Paul is an associate artist with Once Off Productions with whom he devised and directed Man of Aran, Re-imagined, and co-wrote the libretto for Quicksilver the Opera.

He designed The Wishing Well, an outdoor projection piece for Kilkenny Arts Festival 1999, and the lighting for the Irish Pavilion at the Architectural Biennale in Venice 2004 and 2006. He was the recipient of the Gerard Arnhold Bursary at Wexford Festival Opera 2006.

Awards

2015 UK Theatre Award for Best Design with Dick Bird and Timothy Bird for THE HUDSUCKER PROXY by Nuffield Theatre/Liverpool Everyman

2014 Knight of Illumination Award for NO MAN’S LAND by English National Ballet

2017

TRIBES
Director: Kate Hewitt
Crucible Studio, Sheffield
SINNERS
Director: Mick Gordon
Lyric Belfast
GISELLE
Choreographer: Ludovic Ondiviela
Ballet Ireland
NO MAN’S LAND
Choreographer: Liam Scarlett
Queensland Ballet
THE MISER
Director: Sean Foley
Theatre Royal Bath, Richmond & The Garrick Theatre (West End)

2016

A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Director: James Dacre
Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Touring Consortium
THE GAUL
Director: Mark Babych
Hull Truck
MALGORZATA DZIERZON COMMISSION
Ballet Rambert
Lowry, Salford
HERE COMES THE NIGHT
Director: Jimmy Fay
Lyric Belfast
POWDER HER FACE
Director: Carlos Wagner
Teatro Arriaga Bilbao
OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Headlong/ Abbey Theatre/ Glasgow Citizens/ Liverpool Co-Production
FALSTAFF
Director: David McVicar
Wiener Staatsoper
BREAKING DAD
Director: Jimmy Fay
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
CYPRUS AVENUE
Director: Vicky Featherstone
Royal Court Theatre and Abbey Theatre Co-Pruduction
THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
Director: Sean Holmes
Abbey Theatre Dublin and Tour
BIG MAGGIE Revival
Director: Garry Hynes
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

2015

SHIBBOLETH (Set and Light Designer)
Director: Hamish Pirie
Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre Dublin
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND THE BIG BAD WOLF
Paul Bosco McEneaney
Lyric Belfast
MATCH BOX
Joan Sheehy
Galway International Arts Festival
CHRISTMAS EVE CAN KILL YOU
Dan Gordon
Lyric Belfast
THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
Simon Dormandy/Toby Sedgwick
Nuffield Theatre/Liverpool Everyman
THE GIRL WHO BELIEVED IN MAGIC
Created by Julie Feeney
Project Arts Dublin
MACBETH
Director: Jatinder Verma
Tara Arts
LORD OF THE FLIES
Director: Timothy Sheader
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and tour
TUTU’S AND BEYOND
Director: Ludovic Ondievla
Ballet Ireland
LA BOHEME/EUGENE ONEGIN
Director: Stephen Medcalf
Grange Park Opera
SAMSON ET DELILA
Director: Patrick Mason
Grange Park Opera
BLASTED
Director: Richard Wilson
Sheffield Theatres
THE WALWORTH FARCE
Director:Sean Foley
Olympia Theatre/Landmark Productions
BREAKING DAD (Revival)
Director:Jimmy Fay
Cork/Dublin/Landmark Productions

2014

WUTHERING HEIGHTS
Director: Michael Barker-Caven
Gate Theatre, Dublin
BORSTAL BOY
Director: Connall Morrison
Gaeity Theatre, Dublin
OUR FEW AND EVIL DAYS
Director: Mark O’Rowe
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
SLEEPING BEAUTY
Director: Deborah Maguire
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
MISTLETOE & CRIME
Director: Dan Gordon
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
CASSANDRA
Choreographer: Ludovic Ondiviela
Royal Opera House, Linbury
TALE OF TWO CITIES
Director: James Dacre
Royal & Derngate
HEARTBREAK HOUSE
Director: Róisín McBrinn
Abbey Theatre
INTO THE WOODS
Director: Tom Creed
The Lir Academy, Dublin
FIREBIRD
Choreographer: George Williamson
English National Ballet, Barbican
NO MAN’S LAND
Choreographer: Liam Scarlett
English National Ballet, Barbican
BREAKING DAD
Director: Jimmy Fay
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
AFTERPLAY
Director: Róisín McBrinn
Sheffield Crucible Studio
THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Director: Peter Relton (Revival)
Anthony McDonald (Original)
Grange Park Opera 2014
DON QUICHOTTE
Director: Charles Edwards
Grange Park Opera 2014
TWELFTH NIGHT
Director: Gemma Bodinetz
Liverpool Everyman Playhouse
THE EPIC ADVENTURES OF NHAMO THE MANYIKA WARRIOR AND HIS SEXY WIFE CHIPO
Director: Lucian Msamati
Tiata Fahodzi UK Tour

2013

RISEN PEOPLE
Director: Jimmy Fay
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
BREAK
Director: Veronica Coburn
HotForTheatre/Dublin Festival Fringe
THE EPIC ADVENTURES OF NHAMO
THE MANYIKA WARRIOR AND HIS SEXY WIFE CHIPO
Director: Lucian Msamati
Tiata Fahodzi/Tricycle Theatre
MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES
Director: Conor Hanratty
Cork Opera House
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Director: Ethan McSweeny
Gate Theatre, Dublin
MIXED MARRIAGE
Director: Jimmy Fay
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
IL CAPPELLO DI PAGLIA DI FIRENZE/THERESE
LA NAVARRAISE/CHRISTINA, REGINA DI SVEZIA

 

Wexford Festival Opera
HANSEL AND GRETEL
Choreographer: Liam Scarlett
Royal Opera House, Linbury
THE MISANTHROPE
Director: Gemma Bodinetz
Liverpool Playhouse Theatre/ETT
DRUM BELLY
Director: Sean Holmes
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
EUGENE ONEGIN
Director: Stephen Medcalf
Grange Park Opera 2013
(Nevill Holt 2012)
CARMELITES
Director: John Doyle
Grange Park Opera 2013

Previous Theatre

ROMEO & JULIET
Director: Pat Kiernan
Cork Opera House/Corcadorca Theatre Company
CINDERELLA THE MIDNIGHT PRINCESS
Director: Rachel Kavanaugh
Rose Theatre Kingston
AIDA
Director: Vivian Coates
Lyric Opera at The Gaiety Theatre Dublin
THE LAST SUMMER
Director: Toby Frow
Gate Theatre, Dublin
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
Director: Patrick Mason
Gate Theatre, Dublin
BEFORE IT RAINS
Director: Roisin McBrinn
Bristol Old Vic
LA BOHÉME
Director: Stephen Langridge
Angers Nantes Opera  / Nationale Reisopera
DA
Director: Toby Frow
Gate Theatre, Dublin
BIG MAGGIE
Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre tour
SCHEHERAZADE & 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS
Director: Morgann Runacre-Temple
Ballet Ireland tour
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Director: Gemma Bodinetz
Liverpool Everyman Playhouse
B FOR BABY
Director: Mikel Murfi
Abbey Theatre Dublin and tour
THE WINTER’S TALE(Set and Lighting)
Director: Pat Kiernan
Cork Opera House/ Corcadorca Theatre Company co-production
MOLLY SWEENEY(Set and Lighting)
Director: Patrick Mason
Gate Theatre, Dublin
CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS
Director: Jimmy Fay
Abbey Theatre Dublin
REQUEST PROGRAMME(Set and Lighting)
Director: Pat Kiernan
Corcadorca Theatre Company
THE STOCK DA’WA
Director: Kathy Burke
Hampstead Theatre, Michael Frayn Space
BETWEEN FOXROCK AND A HARD PLACE
Director: Jimmy Fay
Landmark Productions
NO ROMANCE (Set and Lighting)
Director: Wayne Jordan
Peacock, Abbey Theatre
PENELOPE
Director: Mikel Murfi
Druid Theatre tour
GOD OF CARNAGE
Director: Alan Stanford
Gate Theatre, Dublin
YERMA
Director: Róisín McBrinn
West Yorkshire Playhouse
NOVECENTO
Director: Róisín McBrinn
Donmar Warehouse season at Trafalgar Studios

Opera and Dance

IDOMENEO
Director: Charles Edwards
Grange Park Opera (2012)
THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Director: Antony McDonald
Grange Park Opera (2012)
UNE EDUCATION MANQÉE/ LA CAMBIALE DI MATRIMONIO
Director: Roberto Recchia
Wexford Festival Opera
MARIA PADILLA
Director: Marco Gandini
Wexford Festival Opera

Theatre

BOSS GRADY’S BOYS
Director: Jim Culleton
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
Director: Joshua Edelman
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Landmark Productions
THE CRUCIBLE
Director: Timothy Sheader
Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park