Caption: Paul Boyd
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Writer and composer of original musical theatre for all audiences and writer/director of award-nominated stage productions across Ireland, the UK, Europe and Asia.
Paul Boyd is the multi award-nominated writer and composer of nineteen commissioned stage musicals that have been presented in professional productions around the world, the composer of dozens of original scores and soundtracks for professional theatre productions across Ireland and the UK, the co-creator and co-director of a series of internationally acclaimed water spectaculars, the writer of various plays that have toured nationally, and a stage director who has enjoyed successful collaborations with many of Ireland’s leading professional producers.
Paul’s musical comedy MOLLY WOBBLY'S TIT FACTORY previewed at the Lyric Theatre Belfast as a sell-out staged concert in 2011 and ran as a critically acclaimed festival-scale production at the Assembly Rooms during the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (produced in association with The Stand Comedy Club). The show is set to premiere at London’s Hackney Empire from 20th September 2013.
In 2011 one of the most popular of Paul’s family musicals ALICE THE MUSICAL opened in a new translation in Japan, and the stage comedy SPIKE MILLIGAN'S PUCKOON, which he co-wrote and for which he provided music and songs, travelled across Ireland on its second sell-out tour and ran in London’s West End. Also that year, Paul’s musical THE HAUNTING OF HELENA BLUNDEN was named as a finalist for the Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best Song From A New Musical and numbers from the show were performed in concert at Queen’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
In 2012 Paul’s nineteenth musical SLEEPING BEAUTY, commissioned to mark his twenty years of writing new musical theatre, premiered at The Castle Theatre Wellingborough (Northamptonshire) and he directed his 1997 musical HANSEL & GRETTEL for the Lyric Theatre Belfast in a new production that ran until 13th January 2013.
Paul is currently writing a number of new shows, including his 20th stage musical (details tba), and a new musical of Spike Milligan’s comic novel SIR NOBONK AND THE DRAGON.
- BA (Hons) Theatre Studies
- 1992 Greer Garson Theatre Award (Best Play 'All Wired Up')
1999 nominated Best Drama, Belfast Arts Awards ('Alice The Musical')
2006 selected as UK entry to the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in New York ('McCool')
2006 shortlisted for Eden Court Theatre's Highland Quest for a New Musical ('Molly Wobbly's Tit Factory')
2007 nominated Best Show For Children & Young People, TMA Theatre Awards ('Pinocchio')
2011 finalist for Stiles & Drewe Prize for Best Song from A New Musical ('The Haunting of Helena Blunden')
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- Paul Boyd's ALICE THE MUSICAL
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- Paul Boyd's THE TALE OF THE BEAUTY AND THE TAIL OF THE BEAST
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- Paul Boyd's PINOCCHIO
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- Spike Milligan's PUCKOON
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- Paul Boyd and Zoe Seaton's SINBAD