Recent opera productions include Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann (Irish National Opera), Britten’s Owen Wingrave (Opéra National de Paris and Opera Collective Ireland), Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Wolf-Ferrari’s Susanna’s Secret and Poulenc’s The Human Voice (Opera Theatre Company), and world premieres of Donnacha Dennehy’s The Hunger (BAM, New York), Annelies van Parys’s Private View (Opera Vlaanderen, Operadagen Rotterdam, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and on tour), and Jürgen Simpson’s air india [redacted] (Turning Point Ensemble, Vancouver). Other productions include Stravinsky’s Mavra and Walton’s The Bear (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and Stravinsky’s Mavra and Renard (Royal Irish Academy of Music).
Private View was awarded the inaugural FEDORA Rolf Liebermann Prize for Opera in 2014, Best Production at the Armel Opera Festival in Budapest in 2015 and was named by Music Theatre NOW in 2016 as one of 14 notable productions of the last three years, “which are aesthetically innovative and reflect new developments in this genre”.
In theatre he has worked with the Abbey Theatre, Gate Theatre, Rough Magic, Thisispopbaby, his own company Playgroup and other independent Irish companies, which have played in Ireland, the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia. He was nominated for Best Director at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in 2007. Most recently he created a new production of Beckett’s Watt with legendary Beckett interpreter Barry McGovern at Melbourne International Arts Festival and directed Sure Look It, Fuck It and I Am Tonie Walsh with THISISPOPBABY.
He was previously Festival Director of Cork Midsummer Festival and was nominated for an Irish Times Irish Theatre Award in 2012 "for original and dynamic use of local spaces".