Stage Director

Conall Morrison

Selected credits

  • The United States vs UlyssesOnce Off Productions/ Pavilion Theatre
  • QUAKEOnce Off Productions/ Mermaid Arts Centre
  • Joyce's Women/ The Great HungerAbbey Theatre
  • Haughey | Gregory by Colin MurphyFishamble: The New Play Company
  • Woyzeck in WinterLandmark Productions/Barbican
  • The Old TuneSamuel Beckett Festival 2018
  • Donegal by Frank McGuinessThe Abbey Theatre, Dublin/ World Premiere


Conall Morrison is a highly respected director and writer based in Dublin who works across stage and screen.

Most recently he directed The United States vs Ulysses by Colin Murphy at Pavilion Theatre for Once Off Productions, QUAKE by Janet Moran at Mermaid Arts Centre, as well as directing Joyce’s Women at the Abbey Theatre, where previously he co-directed The Great Hunger with Caitriona McLaughlin.  He is a regular collaborator with writer Colin Murphy directing many of his plays.  Haughey | Gregory premiered at the Peacock Theatre followed by a sold out tour.

Conall’s adaptation of Woyzeck in Winter was a fusion of two masterpieces: Büchner’s Wozyeck and Schubert’s Die Winterreise.  Co-produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival opening in Ireland it transferred to the Barbican, London where it received 4* reviews.  As well as working for major Irish theatre comp[anies, he has directed in the UK at the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Lyric Theatre Belfast.

Featured work


Pavilion Theatre/ Town Hall, Galway
Written by Colin Murphy
Directed by Conall Morrison
Set Design by Liam Doona
Costume Design by Catherine Fay
Lighting Design by John Comiskey
Composition & Sound Design by Simon Kenny

‘skilfully brought to life by Morrison’s shape-shifting cast’
★★★★ The Irish Times


Once Off Productions/ Mermaid Arts Centre
Written by Janet Moran
Directed by Conall Morrison
Set & Lighting Design by Paul Keogan
Costume Design by Joan O’Clery
Composition & Sound Design by Denis Clohessy

‘Conall Morrison’s direction is ingenious’
★★★★ The Irish Times

‘director Conall Morrison crafts beautiful images’
★★★★ The Arts Review
★★★★ The Guardian 

Joyce's Women

Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Writer: Edna O'Brien
Director: Conall Morrison
Set Design: Sabine Dargent
Costume Design: Joan O'Clery
Lighting Design: Ben Ormerod
Composer: Conor Linehan

“Edna O’Brien’s powerful play is a fascinating portrait of a fellow writer” 
★★★★ The Guardian 

Haughey | Gregory

Fishamble: The New Play Company
Written by Colin Murphy
Costume Design: by Joan O’Clery
Sound: Ivan Birthistle & Vincent Doherty
Dramaturg: Gavin Kostick

Following a sold out tour of Haughey | Gregory in 2018 to the Abbey Theatre, Mountjoy Prison, Dáil Éireann and Croke Park, Fishamble toured the production nationally in 2019.

‘Extremely entertaining… wonderful… smashing ensemble… a rare political delight.’
★★★★​★ Mail on Sunday

Woyzeck in Winter

Lyrics by Stephen Clark, after Müller.
Musical Director/Pianist: Conor Linehan
Set Design: Jamie Vartan
Costume Design: Joan O'Clery
Lighting Design: Ben Ormerod
Choreographer: Liz Roche

“Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck is a play that has fascinated many …. I have seen a number of powerful productions, but none that has married that power to a sense of coherence. Until now…”
★★★★ The Financial Times 

‘Triumphant ……..brilliantly unites two works that are masterpieces in their own right’
★★★★ The Guardian 

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