Conor Mitchell

Name

Conor Mitchell

Biography

Conor Mitchell is a musical dramatist. He trained with David Blake and Nicola LeFanu. He has written 13 music-plays including THE DUMMY TREE (Cottesloe Theatre), GEPETTO IN SPRING (Gotenberg, Sweden), DIARY OF A MADMAN (LAMDA, Drury Lane), THE MUSICIAN (Cahoots NI), THE ROSEN STREET PROTEST (NT Studio), MERRY CHRISTMAS BETTY FORD (Lyric Theatre), GOBLIN MARKET (NYMT), PESACH (Waterfront Hall) and others. He has written for the Ulster Youth Orchestra, twice been writer on attachment to the National Theatre, music adviser to YMT:UK and writer in residence at LAMDA. Awards include the Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for composition. His cycle of contemporary popular song, TEN PLAGUES was premiered at the Royal Court Theatre by the singer Marc Almond and will go on at the Traverse Theatre in Autumn 2011. He is working on the opera cycle THE HEADLESS SOLDIER with the playwright Mark Ravenhill – the first part of which premiered in London in August – as well as an oratorio for the London Gay Men’s Chorus and a new opera in London. His music-play THE DOUGHBOYS will premiere at the Belfast festival in 2012. He lives in Northern Ireland.

Writer Type

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer