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Owen McCafferty

About Owen McCafferty

Agreement opened at The Lyric Theatre in Belfast in 2023 to stellar notices and has been revived there prior to its New York transfer at the Irish Arts Centre. Owen McCafferty’s work has been performed worldwide. Plays include Fire Below which premiered at the Lyric Belfast and The Abbey Theatre, Dublin in November 2017. Quietly received its US premiere in New York in July 2016. It was first produced at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin where it was nominated for Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards,  transferring to the Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh Festival and to the SOHO Theatre, London. Death of a Comedian was a co-production between The Abbey, The Lyric, Belfast and SOHO and was shown in Dublin, Belfast and London. Unfaithful was produced at The Traverse Theatre in 2014, to great acclaim and again in London in August 2016 starring Niamh Cusack and Sean Campion.

Other work includes Absence of Women, produced by the Lyric Theatre Belfast in February 2010 before transferring to the Tricycle Theatre in London. Owen directed his own version of Antigone for Prime Cut in Belfast in autumn 2008. Shoot the Crow, which was first staged at the Druid Theatre, Galway, has had a number of further productions including a London production at The Trafalgar Studio that was nominated for Best New Comedy at Olivier Awards. Owen’s version of JP Miller’s Days of Wine & Roses for Scamp Film and Theatre and RJK Productions, directed by Peter Gill and starring Anne Marie Duff and Peter MacDonald, had a highly successful first run at the Donmar Warehouse. His play Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry 1912) was the inaugural production at The MAC Belfast in 2012.

Other work includes Scenes From The Big Picture at the National Theatre which won the John Whiting Award, the Meyer Whitworth Award and the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for New Playwriting. The play was revived in Belfast by Prime Cut in 2007 and has had several international productions. Closing Time was produced for the National Theatre’s Loft Season. Further work includes a production of Cold Comfort which Owen directed himself and brought to the London fringe, an adaptation of Ionesco’s The ChairsNo Place Like Home and Court Room No 1 for Tinderbox Theatre Company in Belfast, and Mojo Mickybo for Kabosh Theatre Company, a play which has been revived many times at home and abroad. His plays for radio include The Elasticity of Supply and Demand and The Law of Diminished Returns.

Owen has written the libretti for 2 short operas – May Contain Flash Photography and lovegolglove.

Owen’s first feature film, Ordinary Love, starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville and directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn was released in December 2019 winning an IFTA award for Best Picture. Owen is working on an original feature, Breathing for producer Brian J. Falconer and a new feature adaptation for producer Brendan Byrne.

A film based on Mojo Mickybo has been produced by Working Title, directed by Terry Loane.

More information can be found at owenmccafferty.com

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In Development

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    • BREATHING
    • for producer Brian J. Falconer and a new feature adaptation for producer Brendan Byrne

Film

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    • ORDINARY LOVE
    • Bankside Films/ Out of Orbit
    • starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville and directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn was released in December 2019 winning an IFTA award for Best Picture.

Theatre

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    • AGREEMENT
    • The Lyric Belfast & NYC transfer
    • FIRE BELOW
    • The Lyric Belfast / The Abbey Theatre Dublin
    • QUIETLY
    • The Abbey Theatre Dublin
    • BEST NEW PLAY Irish Times Theatre Awards / transferred to NYC run in 2016
    • UNFAITHFUL
    • Produced in London and Edinburgh
    • Starring Niamh Cusack and Matthew Lewis
    • SHOOT THE CROW
    • Druid Theatre, Galway
    • Nominated for Best New Comedy at Olivier Awards
    • ABSENCE OF WOMEN
    • Lyric Theatre Belfast
    • ANTIGONE
    • Prime Cut in Belfast
    • Days of Wine & Roses ( a version of JP Miller’s)
    • Scamp Film and Theatre and RJK Productions
    • Dir. by Peter Gill / Starring Anne Marie Duff and Peter MacDonald
    • TITANIC (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry 1912)
    • The MAC Belfast
    • SCENES FROM THE BIG PICTURE
    • National Theatre
    • Won the John Whiting Award, the Meyer Whitworth Award and the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for New Playwriting
    • CLOSING TIME
    • Produced for the National Theatre’s Loft Season
    • COLD COMFORT
    • Owen directed himself and brought to the London fringe
    • adaptation of Ionesco’s THE CHAIRS
    • Tinderbox Theatre Company
    • NO PLACE LIKE HOME
    • Tinderbox Theatre Company
    • COURT ROOM NO 1
    • Tinderbox Theatre Company
    • MOJO MICKYBO
    • Kabosh Theatre Company

Audio

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