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Paul Keogan is a set and lighting designer for Theatre, Opera and Dance performances. He studied drama at Trinity College Dublin and Glasgow University and is based in Belfast and Dublin.

Awards and Nominations

2019 Irish Times Theatre Award Best Lighting Design for The Big Chapel X (Asylum Productions), Blood in the Dirt (Landmark Productions) & The Glass Menagerie (Gate Theatre, Dublin)

2017 Irish Times Theatre Award Best Lighting Design for Far Away (Corcadorca) Shared with Aedín Cosgrove

2015 UK Theatre Award for Best Design with Dick Bird and Timothy Bird for The Hudsucker Proxy, Nuffield Theatre/Liverpool Everyman

2014 Knight of Illumination Award for No Man's Land by English National Ballet

2008 Irish Times Theatre Award Best Set Design for Dead Man Walking (Opera Ireland)

2006 Irish Times Theatre Award Best Lighting Design Tejas Verdes (B*Spoke Theatre Company) & Titus Andronicus (Siren Theatre Company)

1999 Irish Times Theatre Award Best Lighting Design for Quay West (Bedrock Theatre Company)

List Of Productions

2024

THE SUGAR WIFE | Director: Annabelle Comyn | Abbey Theatre, Ireland

AINADAMAR | Director: Deborah Colker | Metropolitan Opera New York

DANCING AT LUGHNASA | Director: Caroline Byrne | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Róisín McBrinn | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

FAITH HEALER | Director: Rachel O'Riordan | Lyric Theatre Hammersmith

JILLY MORGAN'S BIRTHDAY PARTY | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Joan Sheehy | Belltable, Limerick

NA PEIRSIGH/PERSIANS | Director: Connor Hanratty | Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE | Director: Vicky Featherstone | Landmark Productions, Dublin, Ireland

LA TRAVIATA | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Irish National Opera

2023

KING LEAR | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Wyndham's Theatre, West End

QUAKE | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Conall Morrison | Dublin Theatre Festival, Ireland / Mermaid Arts Centre

AINADAMAR | Director: Deborah Colker | Welsh National Opera

HAPPY DAYS | Director: Caitríona McLaughlin | Cork Opera House / 3Olympia, Dublin, Ireland / Birmingham Rep

LOBBY HERO | Director: Annabelle Comyn | The Lir Academy

MASTERCLASS | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Conor Hanratty | Smock Alley Theatre

FOUNTAIN OF TEARS (AINADAMAR) | Director: Deborah Colker | Detroit Opera

TALES FROM THE HOLYWELL | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Conor McPherson | Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2022

SEMELE | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Patrick Mason | Kilkenny Arts Festival/ Pavillion Theatre Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

GUESTS OF THE NATION | Set and Lighting Design | Corcadorca Theatre Company | Cork Opera House

MEASURE FOR MEASURE | Director: Joe Dowling | The Lir Academy

SCANDALTOWN | Director: Rachel O’Riordan | Lyric Hammersmith

THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM | Director: Louise Lowe | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

TRANSLATIONS | Director: Caitríona McLaughlin | Lyric Theatre Belfast & Abbey Theatre

PORTIA COUGHLAN | Director: Caroline Byrne | Abbey Theatre

AINADAMAR | Director: Deborah Colker | Scottish National Opera

DOUBT: A PARABLE | Director: Lia Williams | Chichester Festival Theatre

2021

THE TREATY | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Conall Morrison | Fishamble

DUCK DUCK GOOSE | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Jim Culleton | Fishamble

FIDELIO | Director: Annabelle Comyn | Irish National Opera

THE GONDOLIERS/UTOPIA LTD | Director: Stuart Maunder | Scottish National Opera/ D'Oyly Carte Opera/ State Opera South Australia

WALLS AND WINDOWS | Director: Jason Byrne | Abbey Theatre

THE NAKED HAND | Director: Amanda Coogan | Lyric Theatre, Belfast

ELEKTRA | Set, Ligtig and Video Design | Director: Conall Morrison | Irish National Opera

SEMELE | Set and Lighting | Director: Patrick Mason | Opera Collective Ireland

SADIE | Director: Conleth Hill | Lyric Theatre Belfast/ BBC Arts

HAPPY DAYS | Director: Caitríona McLaughlin | Landmark Productions

2020

20 SHOTS OF OPERA | Irish National Opera

SHIRLEY VALENTINE | Set and Lighting) | Director: Patrick J O'Reilly | Lyric Theatre Belfast

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE | Director: Rachel O’Riordan | Lyric Hammersmith

I THINK WE ARE ALONE | Director: Kathy Burke & Scott Graham | Frantic Assembly Tour

2019

BLOOD IN THE DIRT | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Caitríona McLaughlin | Landmark Productions

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | Director: Sean Kearns | The Mac, Belfast

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET | Director: Gemma Bodinetz | Liverpool Everyman

SAMA | Choreographer: Andrea Miller | Rambert

CITYSONG | Director: Caitríona McLaughlin | Abbey Theatre

LOST | Choreographer: Ludovic Ondiviela | Ballet Ireland

BIG CHAPEL X | Director: Donal Gallagher | Asylum Productions, Callan Co Kilkenny

REMOVED | Director: Emma Jordan | Prime Cut Productions

LAST ORDERS AT THE DOCKSIDE | Director: Graham McLaren | Abbey Theatre

THE GLASS MENAGERIE | Director: Tom Cairns | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

THE SNAPPER | Revival | Director: Róisín McBrinn | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

CYPRUS AVENUE | Director: Vicky Featherstone | Royal Court

POSTCARDS FROM THE LEDGE | Director: Jimmy Fay | Landmark Productions Tour

2018

HAMLET | Director: Yaël Farber | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

DOUBLE CROSS | Director: Jimmy Fay | Lyric Theatre, Belfast/ Abbey Theatre

CYPRUS AVENUE | Director: Vicky Featherstone | Abbey Theatre/ MAC Belfast/ Public Theater NY, US 

ON RAFTERY'S HILL | Director: Caitríona McLaughlin | Abbey Theatre

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS | Director: Sean Holmes | Lyric Theatre Hammersmith

THE SNAPPER | Director: Róisín McBrinn | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

THE RETURN OF ULYSSES | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Patrick Mason | Opera Collective Ireland

AIDA | Director: Michael Barker-Caven | Irish National Opera

PORCELAIN | Director: Cathal Cleary | Abbey Theatre

DE PROFUNDIS | Director: Mark Rosenblatt | Classic Spring Theatre Company

LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN | Director: Kathy Burke | Vaudeville Theatre, West End

MARRIAGE OF FIGARO | Director: Patrick Mason | Irish National Opera

2017

POSTCARDS FROM THE LEDGE | Director: Jimmy Fay | Landmark Productions

THE CARETAKER | Director: Christopher Haydon | Bristol Old Vic

KATIE ROCHE | Director: Caroline Byrne | Abbey Theatre

A SHORT HISTRY OF TRACTORS IN UKRAINIAN | Director: Mark Babych | Hull Truck

FAR AWAY | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Pat Kiernan | Corcadorca Theatre Company

TRIBES | Director: Kate Hewitt | Crucible Studio, Sheffield

SINNERS | Director: Mick Gordon | Lyric Belfast

GISELLE | Choreographer | Ludovico Ondivieia | Ballet Ireland

NO MAN'S LAND | Choreographer | Liam Scarlett | Queensland Ballet

THE MISER | Director: Sean Foley | Theatre Royal Bath/ 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

FLIGHT | Ballet Rambert | Lowry, Salford

HERE COMES THE NIGHT | Director: Jimmy Fay | Lyric Belfast

POWDER HER FACE | Director: Carlos Wagner | Teatro Arriaga Bilbao, Spain

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, Germany

BREAKING DAD | Director: Jimmy Fay | Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

CYPRUS AVENUE | Director: Vicky Featherstone | Royal Court Theatre & Abbey Theatre Co-Production

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS | Director: Sean Holmes | Abbey Theatre Dublin, Ireland/ UK Tour

BIG MAGGIE | Revival | Director: Garry Hynes | Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2015

SHIBBOLETH | Set and Lighting Designer | Director: Hamish Pirie | Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre Dublin, Ireland

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND THE BIG BAD WOLF | Set and Lighting Design | Paul Bosco McEneaney | Lyric Belfast

MATCH BOX | Set and Lighting Design | Joan Sheehy | Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland

CHRISTMAS EVE CAN KILL YOU | Set and Lighting Design | Dan Gordon | Lyric Belfast

THE HUDSUCKER PROXY | Simon Dormandy/Toby Sedgwick | Nuffield Theatre/ Liverpool Everyman

THE GIRL WHO BELIEVED IN MAGIC | Show Design | Created by Julie Feeney | Project Arts Dublin, Ireland

MACBETH | Director: Jatinder Verma | Tara Arts

LOST | 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, Ireland/ Landmark Productions

2014

WUTHERING HEIGHTS | Director: Michael Barker-Caven | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

BORSTAL BOY | Director: Connall Morrison | Gaeity Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

OUR FEW AND EVIL DAYS | Director: Mark O’Rowe | Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

CASSANDRA | Choreographer | Ludovic Ondiviela | Royal Opera House, Linbury

TALE OF TWO CITIES | Director: James Dacre | Royal & Derngate

HEARTBREAK HOUSE | Director: Róisín McBrinn | Abbey Theatre, Ireland

INTO THE WOODS | Director: Tom Creed | The Lir Academy, Dublin, Ireland

NO MAN’S LAND | Choreographer | Liam Scarlett | English National Ballet, Barbican

BREAKING DAD | Director: Jimmy Fay | Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

AFTERPLAY | Director: Róisín McBrinn | Sheffield Crucible Studio

THE QUEEN OF SPADES | Director: Peter Relton (Revival), Anthony McDonald (Original) | Grange Park Opera

DON QUICHOTTE | Director: Charles Edwards | Grange Park Opera

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

BREAK | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Veronica Coburn | HotForTheatre/ Dublin Festival Fringe, Ireland

THE EPIC ADVENTURES OF NHAMO | Director: Lucian Msamati

THE MANYIKA WARRIOR AND HIS SEXY WIFE CHIPO | Tiata Fahodzi/ Tricycle Theatre

MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES | Director: Conor Hanratty | Cork Opera House, Ireland

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE | Director: Ethan McSweeny | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

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/ Nevill Holt

CARMELITES | Director: John Doyle | Grange Park Opera

PREVIOUS THEATRE

ROMEO & JULIET | Director: Pat Kiernan | Cork Opera House, Ireland/ Corcadorca Theatre Company

CINDERELLA THE MIDNIGHT PRINCESS | Director: Rachel Kavanaugh | Rose Theatre Kingston

THE LAST SUMMER | Director: Toby Frow | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE | Director: Patrick Mason | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

BEFORE IT RAINS | Director: Roisin McBrinn | Bristol Old Vic

LA BOHÉME | Director: Stephen Langridge | Angers Nantes Opera, France/ Nationale Reisopera, The Netherlands

DA | Director: Toby Frow | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

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/ UK Tour

THE WINTER’S TALE | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Pat Kiernan | Cork Opera House, Ireland/ Corcadorca Theatre Company co-production

MOLLY SWEENEY | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Patrick Mason | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS | Director: Jimmy Fay | Abbey Theatre Dublin, Ireland

REQUEST PROGRAMME | Set and Lighting Design | Director: Pat Kiernan | Corcadorca Theatre Company, Ireland

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 Design | Director: Wayne Jordan | Peacock, Abbey Theatre

PENELOPE | Director: Mikel Murfi | Druid Theatre Tour

GOD OF CARNAGE | Director: Alan Stanford | Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

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

THE QUEEN OF SPADES | Director: Antony McDonald | Grange Park Opera

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 | Set and Lighting Design | 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