Conor Mitchell

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Conor Mitchell is a Northern Irish composer, librettist and theatre-maker.[1]

His play, The Dummy Tree, was commissioned by the Royal National Theatre for their 2009 New Connections series.[2]

Conor has been a great supporter of Youth Music Theatre: UK and has received several commissions from them including Missing Mel, Goblin Market and Eight.

He split first place in the Stephen Sondheim Society's Student Performer of the Year Competition for a song he wrote entitled What Kind of Life Is This, Masha?. He split the new song competition prize with Gwenyth Herbert's Lovely London Town.[3]

In 2012, he was commissioned by the London Gay Men's Chorus for a piece to mark the choir's 21st anniversary. With book written by Mark Ravenhill, the piece, entitled Shadow Time, explores the evolution of mentalities in respect of homosexuality in the lifetime of the Chorus. The piece will be premiered at the Royal Festival Hall, on 6 May 2012 during the Chorus' summer concert: A Band of Brothers.[4]


Music theatre[edit]


  • The Musician[9]
  • Our Day (2012) a short opera. Libretto by Mark Ravenhill


  • Pretty Face


  1. ^ "Conor Mitchell". Daily Express. 4 February 2005. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  2. ^ Royal National Theatre, New Connections Plays 2009 Archived 2009-04-16 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 2009-02-17.
  3. ^ "Ah, youth". The Sondheim Review. Sondheim Review, Inc. XVII (2): 5–6. 2010. ISSN 1076-450X. 
  4. ^ London Gay Men's Chorus turns 21, The Guardian, 3 May 2012
  5. ^ Cripps, Charlotte (27 May 2003). "Like to get to know you well". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  6. ^ "Hungry young Goblins". The Irish News. 16 August 2003. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  7. ^ Rudden, Liam (15 August 2008). "Mathilde makes it to the stage". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  8. ^ "Merry Christmas Betty Ford - Lyric Theatre, Belfast". The Irish Times. 15 December 2005. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  9. ^ "Classical Music". The Belfast Telegraph. 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 

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