oonagh murphy


"Director Oonagh Murphy, meanwhile, assuredly wrings the script's tension and commands convincing performances from her disciplined cast." – Broadway World on Shelter.

"Murphy’s direction is exceptionally good. This sustained look at a marginalised experience is a discovery in itself; I haven’t found that at the Gate Theatre before." Exeunt on Tribes.


Oonagh Murphy is a theatre director who has worked with companies such as the Gate Theatre, Druid and the Abbey in Ireland, and Donmar Warehouse, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Playful Productions in the U.K.

She recently directed Shelter by Cristín Kehoe for Druid as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.

Earlier in 2018, her collaboration with Maeve Stone, The Mouth of a Shark, premiered at Where We Live, a new festival by Thisispopbaby and St. Patrick's Day Festival.

Oonagh is Co-Founder of Change of Address, a collective which works with displaced people, asylum seekers and refugees. For her community work, Oonagh was awarded the inaugural Labour Party Jo Cox Award for a young Irish female campaigner. Click here for more information on Change of Address.


Plays | Participatory Performance | Community Projects



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