Nora at The Project Art’s Centre, Dublin Theatre Festival 2017

On Wednesday 27th September last I had the good fortune to meet Scenographer Paul O’Mahony before a preview of The Corn Exchange production of Nora. He was (as can be expected) a bit anxious but content about the set he had designed for this full on, edgy and gripping new work by author Belinda McKeon. The story being set in 2015 allows Paul O’Mahony’s imaginative, clean edged, minimalist and opulent set to be slightly futuristic
This is a feisty, robustly performed production. Inspired by Henric Ibsen’s “A Dolls House” , author Belinda McKeon in collaboration with Annie Ryan and directed by Eoghan Carrick Nora is a very entertaining, edgy, fresh and thought provoking Production.  The performance space is presented in an apt and visually satisfying set designed by scenographer Paul O’Mahony. I collaboration with Lighting Designer, Sara Jane Shiels, O’Mahony provides the performers and indeed the audience with an ambient  appropriate and appealing design solution, a setting that provides a focused and defined performance space for the actors and the characters they portray.
The production was directed by Eoghan Carrick, Scenography (Set Design) by Paul O’Mahony, Costumes Designed by Katie Crowley, Lighting Design by Sara Jane Shiels, Sound Design Philip Stewart
 The free programme gave the usual list of cast and crew,
Eoghan Carrick:          https://www.eoghancarrick.com/about   
Paul O’Mahony:          https://www.paulomahonysetdesign.com/
                                    http://stageandscreendesignireland.ie/designers/paul-omahony/
Katie Crowley:            https://katiecrowleycostume.carbonmade.com/
                                    http://stageandscreendesignireland.ie/designers/katie-crowley/
Sarah Jane Shiels:     http://sarahjaneshiels.com/
                                    http://stageandscreendesignireland.ie/designers/sarah-jane-shiels/
Philip Stewart:             http://stageandscreendesignireland.ie/designers/philip-stewart/
Belinda McKeon:         http://belindamckeon.com/
                                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belinda_McKeon
Annie Ryan                 http://www.cornexchange.ie/people/annie-ryan
                                    http://www.irishplayography.com/person.aspx?personid=30468
The Corn Exchange:  http://www.cornexchange.ie/
 
Project Arts Centre:    http://projectartscentre.ie/
 
Dublin Theatre Festival:          https://dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/default.asp