Town is Dead

Sets for Theatre




Ellen thought she’d end her life where it began – in a rundown flat in Dublin’s north inner city.

Now her building is sold, and she’s being moved into a box room in her snooty sister’s house in the suburbs. When an unexpected visitor lands in her front room, Ellen is forced to delve into the past in order to lay some ghosts to rest.

From the writers of Alice in Funderland, Town is Dead is a play within music, an ode to Dublin and an exploration of how Ireland treats its people. It looks at the future of the city through the eyes of one older citizen.


Paul previously worked as set designer at the Abbey Theatre on Town is Dead, Hedda Gabler, Major Barbara, The House, Pygmalion, Macbeth, The Seafarer, Fool for Love, Saved and Blue/Orange. Other set designs include Wuthering Heights, The Vortex, An Enemy of the People, Little Women and Faith Healer (The Gate Theatre), Breaking Dad and Underneath the Lintel (Landmark Productions), The Talk of the Town (Hatch Theatre Company, Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival 2012), Love and Money, Further Than the Furthest Thing, Pyrenees, Blood and The Country (Hatch Theatre Company), Dancing at Lughnasa (Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and Dublin Theatre Festival 2015), A View From the Bridge (Everyman Playhouse, Liverpool), The Importance of Being Earnest, Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer, Is this About Sex? and Don Carlos (Rough Magic Theatre Company), The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly (The Ark/Theatre Lovett), Medea (Siren Productions), Pineapple (Calipo Theatre Company), Celebrity (Peer to Peer Theatre Company), Black Milk (Prime Cut Productions), Benefactors (b*spoke Theatre Company), This is Our Youth, Wedding Day at the Cro-Magnon’s, Roberto Zucco, This is Not a Life, Pale Angel, Self-Accusation (Bedrock Productions), Hades, The Two Houses, The Green Fool, Epic (Upstate Theatre Project), Buddleia, The Clearing (The Lir Academy), Dodgems (CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Dublin Theatre Festival 2008), Grease (Cork Opera House) and Rusalka (Lyric Opera). Paul trained at Dun Laoghaire IADT and the Motley Theatre Design Course, London.


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Dublin, Ireland
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