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Michael West


Michael West's work for the Corn Exchange includes A Play on Two Chairs, Car Show, Dublin By Lamplight, Everyday, Man of Valour and an adaptation of James Joyce's Dubliners. In collaboration with Team theatre he has written two plays for children: Forest Man and Jack Fell Down. Other work includes versions of The Marriage of Figaro (Abbey), Tartuffe (Gate), Moliere's Don Juan and The Tender Trap (an adaptation of La Double Inconstance by Marivaux), both for Pigsback. He has also translated or adapted work by Arrabel, de Musset, Bely and Brecht. Other plays include Monkey, Sardines, Snow, The Quirk Estate, and a piece for radio, The Death of Naturalism. His play Conservatory was produced by the Abbey Theatre at the Peacock in 2014.

Playwriting Credits

Play Title Playwright
A Play on Two Chairs Michael West
Conservatory Michael West
Dear Ireland I Una McKevitt Blindboy Boatclub Shaun Dunne Emmet Kirwan Manchán Magan Rosaleen McDonagh Eva O'Connor Edna O'Brien Carmel Winters David Ireland Jody O'Neill Aoife Martyn Enda Walsh Arthur Riordan Iseult Golden Andrea Molino Sarah Hanly John O'Donovan (2) John Connors Deirdre Kinahan Shane O'Reilly Zoe Ní Riordáin Nancy Harris Karen Cogan Owen McCafferty Jimmy Murphy Frank McGuinness Ursula Rani Sarma Feli Speaks Zhu Yi Gina Moxley Pom Boyd Abbie Spallen Stacey Gregg Michael West Thomas Kane Byrne Sinéad Burke Dermot Bolger Carys D. Coburn Meadhbh McHugh Colm Keegan (2) Phillip McMahon Darach Mac Con Iomaire Sonya Kelly Margaret Perry Joseph O'Connor (1) Kit de Waal Ciara Elizabeth Smyth Keith James Walker Mark O'Halloran
Death and the Ploughman Michael West
Dublin by Lamplight Michael West
Dublin by Lamplight Michael West
Everyday Michael West
Foley Michael West
Forest Man Michael West
Freefall Michael West
Jack Fell Down Michael West
Man of Valour Michael West
Monkey Michael West
Sardines Michael West
Scene Around Six Michael West
Snow Michael West
The Fall of the Second Republic Michael West
Tiny Plays for Ireland Rosaleen McDonagh Niamh Creely Evan Lee D'Alton Rachel Feehily Darren Donohue Mark Hennessy Joseph O'Connor (1) Adrienne Michel-Long Michael West Dermot Bolger Gregory Rosenstock Michelle Read Michael Cussen Deirdre Kinahan Ronan Geoghegan Karl O'Neill Ciara Ní Chuirc Rory Nolan Jesse Weaver Antonia Hart Ardal O'Hanlon Gerald Murphy Jody O'Neill Colin Murphy Sean McLoughlin