Conor Mitchell

Contemporary Music

Conor Mitchell is a musical dramatist, who 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 performed at the Traverse Theatre in 2011. He has worked on the opera cycle The Headless Soldier with the playwright Mark Ravenhill, as well as an oratorio for the London Gay Men’s Chorus and a new opera in London. His music-play The Doughboys premiered at the Belfast Festival in 2012.