Set & Costume Designer

Molly O’Cathain

Selected credits

  • BlackCatfishMuskateerMalaprop Theatre / Ireland & UK
  • RitualsBody & Soul 2019
  • It Was Easy (in the end)Abbey Theatre, Dublin
  • La Liberazione di AlcinaPeacock Theatre, Dublin
  • Everything Not SavedMalaprop Theatre / Ireland, Edinburgh, Paris, Australia

About

Molly is a Set and Costume Designer based in London and Dublin.

Upcoming projects include The Playboy of the Western World directed by Oonagh Murphy for The Lyric Belfast opening at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2019 and Ask Too Much of Me directed by Veronica Coburn for the Dublin Youth Theatre at the Peacock Theatre.  Other directors she has designed for include Ronan Phelan, Maisie Lee, Olwen Fouéré, Emma Martin, Zoe Ni Riordain, Louis Lovett, Janet Moran, Claire O’Reilly and Doireann Coady. She assisted Chloe Lamford on the Royal Court’s production of Road directed by John Tiffany and will be the Resident Assistant Designer at the National Theatre 2019 – 2020.

Molly has a first class honours degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin and participated in the prestigious Rough Magic SEEDs Artist Development program 2016 – 2017.  She is a founding member and Company Designer for award-winning Malaprop Theatre.

Featured work

BlackCatfishMuskateer

Malaprop Theatre
Written by Dylan Coburn Gray
Directed by Claire O’Reilly
Lighting Design by John Gunning
Sound Design by Brian Fallon

★★★★ Malaprop’s deeply layered meta-theatricality dances a step ahead of the audience, teasing and probing — The Guardian

★★★★ This is very intelligent and very neatly put together theatre. It knows exactly what it is doing, and it does it with an aesthetic swagger and style that can sometimes be lacking on the fringe — Lynn Gardner, The Independent

Rituals

Body & Soul 2019
Campaign Co-Directed by Kevin Freeny and Richard Seabrook
Photographs by Shantanu Starick
Make up by Paula McGylnn

Costumes designed, made and styled for Body and Soul 2019, working with Algorithm and Tenth Man. Made with amazing help from killer sewing/gluing team Sorcha Flynn, Julia Ritcher and Natasha Bertram.

The Ash Fire

by Gavin Kostick
The Lir Studio
Directed by: Maisie Lee
Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Sheils
Photo: Kevin Dixon

 

 

Everything Not Saved

Malaprop Theatre/Project Arts Centre
Devised by the company with Dylan Coburn Gray
Directed by Claire O’Reilly
Lighting Design by John Gunning

Malaprop’s deeply layered meta-theatricality dances a step ahead of the audience, teasing and probing
**** The Guardian

It Was Easy (in the end)

THEATREclub / Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Written by Grace Dyas
Directed by Doireann Coady
Lighting Design: Eoin Winning

 

 

Danse, Morob

The Emergency Room/Project Arts Centre
Written by Laurent Gaudé
Directed by Emma Martin and Olwen Fouéré
Costume Design by Molly O'Cathain
Lighting Design by Sinead Wallace

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