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Joan O’Clery – Costume Designer

Recently Joan’s costume designs were seen at The Globe Theatre for Iqbal Khan’s production of Macbeth.

Joan’s work at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, includes OthelloYou Never Can TellShe Stoops to Conquer, SiveThe Hanging GardensMajor Barbara, Translations, The Plough and the StarsChrist Deliver Us!, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hamlet, A Doll’s House, The Wild Duck, Lolita (Irish Times Award Winner for Best Costume Design 2002), A Whistle in the Dark and The Colleen Bawn.  

Other theatre credits include: A View from the Bridge, Wuthering Heights, A Streetcar Named Desire, Arcadia, Boston Marriage, Endgame, Watt, Celebration, God of Carnage, Oleanna, Molly Sweeney, An Enemy of the People, The Pinter Festival (Irish Times Award Winner for Best Costume Design 1997) at the Gate Theatre; Peer Gynt (Irish Times Award Winner for Best Costume Design 2012. Rough Magic Theatre Company); The Girl Who Forgot To Sing Badly (The Ark/Theatre Lovett); DruidMurphy (Druid Theatre Company); The Crucible, Dancing at Lughnasa (Lyric Theatre Belfast) and The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford and West End).

Dance and opera work includes The Rite of Spring and Swept (CoisCeim Dance Theatre); Scheherezade (Ballet Ireland); Turandot and Dead Man Walking (Opera Ireland); Aida (Lyric Opera); La Traviata (English National Opera at the London Coliseum) and Moses (Theatre St Gallen, Switzerland).

Feature films include Snap and Swansong, The Story of Occi Byrne and King of The Travellers (both IFTA nominated for Best Costume Design), Out of Innocence, due for release later this year; and the TV3 Drama Trial of the Century