Paddy is the Artistic Director of Tumult In The Clouds Theatre Company and has been Associate Director of Cheek By Jowl since 1990.
Upcoming work includes: THE PROVOKED WIFE (RSC) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Regent's Park).
Composer credits for Theatre include: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (UK Tour); CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Bunkamura, Tokyo); THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE (International Tour); SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (West End & Stratford Festival, Ontario); BLUE REMEMEBERED HILLS, CLOSER, ANGELS IN AMERICA I AND II, FUENTEOVEJUNA, PEER GYNT, THE SEA, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, OTHELLO, THE CRIPPLE OF INNISHMAN, THE RECRUITING OFFICER, GALILEO, FLIGHT, PRESIDENT OF AN EMPTY ROOM, CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING, BATTLE ROYAL, THE PILLOWMAN, FAIR LADIES AT POEM CARDS, THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLES, BURN/CHATROOM/CITIZENSHIP, PLAYING WITH FIRE (National Theatre); THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, HENRY IV PARTS I & 2, THE CHANGELING, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, THE PRISONER’S DILEMMA, SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, THE ALCHEMIST, RICHARD III, PAINTER OF DISHONOUR, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Royal Shakespeare Company); THE BLUE ROOM, TALES FROM HOLLYWOOD, THE MAIDS (Donmar Warehouse); AS YOU LIKE IT, HAMLET, LADY BETTY, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, SARA SAMPSON, THE TEMPEST, PHILOCTETES, THE THREE BLIND MEN, DON’T FOOL WITH LOVE (Cheek By Jowl); THE TREATMENT, PORTIA COUGHLAN, THE LEENANE TRILOGY (Royal Court); HINTERLAND, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, A LAUGHING MATTER (Out of Joint); CLOSER, BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, LONESOME WEST, THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE BLUE ROOM, THE PILLOWMAN (Broadway); PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT, VASSA, THE ICEMAN COMETH ( Almeida Theatre); KING OF THE CASTLE, JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, BIG MAGGIE, THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS (The Abbey, Dublin); THE SEAGULL, A DOLL’S HOUSE ( Gate Theatre, Dublin); SILVERLANDS, THE LEENANE TRILOGY, THE COUNTRY BOY, ON RAFTERY’S HILL, THE HACKNEY OFFICE (Druid Theatre, Galway); THE COLLEEN BAWN, THE ILLUSION, AN EXPERIENCED WOMAN (Royal Exchange Theatre); SCROOGE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, KING LEAR, SLEEPING BEAUTY (Citizen’s Theatre Glasgow); TWELFTH NIGHT, THE GRADUATE, THE VISIT, PEER GYNT (Dundee Rep); WIPING MY MOTHER’S ARSE, THE BALLAD OF CRAZY PAOLA (Traverse Theatre, Glasgow); ANTIGONE (Old Vic); THE MISANTHROPE (Young Vic); LADY FROM THE SEA (West Yorkshire Playhouse); RACING DEMON (Chichester Festival Theatre) ; POPCORN (Nottingham Playhouse); SHINING SOULS (Vamp Productions with Tron, Glasgow);
Composer credits for Film and TV include: BOY A (BAFTA nominated best score 2008); NAN, BITE, UNFINISHED BUSINESS, CRY WOLF, TWO ORANGES AND A MANGO, THE MAITLANDS, YOU DRIVE ME , GOLDEN WEDDING, BIG FISH, THE PAN LOAF, MEMORY MAN, AFTERLIFE
Composer credits for Radio include: CYMBELINE, SPIRITE, TAMBURLAINE, HENRY IV PARTS 1 AND 2, BURDALANE, MR WROE’S VIRGINS, THE JEW OF MALTA (all for Radio 4 drama)
Director credits include: CLOSER (National Theatre and Tour); THE CABARET OF IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS (National Theatre of Scotland); HIS LORDSHIP’S FANCY (The Gate, Notting Hill); THE PROMISE, LONESOME WEST, SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5, A MIDSUMMERNIGHT’S DREAM (Everyman Theatre, Liverpool); NOVA SCOTIA (Traverse Theatre); THE TEMPEST (Tron Theatre); PLAYBACK (Ankur Arts, Glasgow); THE BROTHERS KEEPER, VOICES, THE MURDER OF GEOFFREY ROBBINS, WIND IN THE PINES, THE SOAP HOUR, WEE ANDY, FLEETO, WALTZ OF THE COLD WIND, WATCHING THE DETECTIVE, MEDEA, KING LEAR, EYE OF THE NEEDLE, 54% ACRYLIC, MIDGIEBURGERS (Oran Mor , Glasgow);
Paddy has written plays for the stage (GRAVE UNDERTAKING, FLEETO, WEE ANDY, WALTZ OF THE COLD WIND, WATCHING THE DETECTIVE, SHAKESPEARE VS SHAKESPEARE) and for BBC Radio (SUNBURST FINISH and DISENCHANTMENT). He is a regular tutor for Glasgow University Playwriting Course, a mentor with Playwright’s Studio Scotland and contributes to freelance film script development workshops throughout Europe and in Australia, notably as part of SAFC award winning FilmLab.
- Sunburst Finish
- Shakespeare v Shakespeare
- Watching the Detective
- Waltz of the Cold Wind
- Wee Andy
- Grave Undertaking
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE delights audiences in Bath ahead of UK tour
This new touring version of Lee Hall’s 2014 stage adaptation features a Design by Max Jones and Music by Paddy Cunneen.
“a complete and utter invigorating joy”
“the evening’s pleasure resides, naturally enough, in its lusty theatricality… The timing is spot on, the scene enlivened (mellowed too) by period-faithful music and dance.”
“Max Jones's cleverly compact design also serves the atmosphere well… Though minimalist, it feels incredibly vibrant as the actors run, dance and duel their way through”
“Paddy Cunneen's score is by turns joyful and haunting”
“Max Jones' Elizabethan playhouse set revolves effectively into ballrooms and bedchambers and provides a Noises Off backstage tour-de-force moment as a prompt script is tossed to-and-fro as Romeo and Juliet play in the background.”
“a cracking love letter to theatre itself and strikes gold in its stage version."
“Max Jones` magnificent Shakespearean playhouse set cocoons a love story echoing that of Romeo and Juliet itself, most poignantly when their awakening from their first night together mirrors that of the play.”
“Composer Paddy Cunneen employs both lute and recorder for the lyrical Renaissance-style score”