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Over the years since ALICE THE MUSICAL’s premiere the Lyric Theatre Belfast has produced many of Paul’s musicals including HANSEL & GRETTEL (first produced at Riverside Theatre Coleraine in 1997 and produced twice by the Lyric Theatre - in 1999 and 2012), the rock musical McCOOL (commissioned and co-produced with Big Telly Theatre Company), RED - THE RED RIDING HOOD MUSICAL (originally commissioned and first produced by An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny), the

In 1992, whilst a theatre student at Ulster University, Paul’s first musical comedy MACBETH THE MUSICAL was staged as a student production.  The show was spotted by a producer and remounted for a run at the Riverside Theatre Coleraine from where it transferred to Belfast’s Group Theatre for the 1992 Belfast International Festival.  Two years later the show toured Ireland in a professional production supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

 

MACBETH THE MUSICAL launched Paul’s career as a director, composer, and writer, and after graduation he formed award-winning theatre company Kabosh Productions and served as the company’s first Artistic Director.  During his time as head of the company Paul wrote and directed the musicals WHO FRAMED ESMERELDA?A CHRISTMAS CAROLTHE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKERTORCH SONG TRILOGY (adapted from the play by Harvey Fierstein), RUMPELSTILTSKINHANSEL & GRETTEL, and the plays ALL WIRED UP (winner of the Greer Garson Theatre Award for Best New Play) and MURDER MOST PROBABLY


Paul’s first freelance commission came in 1998 when Northern Ireland’s national producing theatre, the Lyric Theatre Belfast, approached him to write a new musical adaptation of ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’, titled ALICE THE MUSICAL. The show proved to be a big success and ALICE THE MUSICAL has gone on to enjoy regular productions across the UK and Ireland as well as in other countries around the globe, with major productions in Australia, Germany, Japan, and the USA.  In 2018 ALICE THE MUSICAL finally returned to the Lyric Theatre in an acclaimed updated 20th Anniversary production, which Paul directed.

Paul’s other original musicals include SMELLY WON’T BEHAVE! (for Replay Productions), THE SNOW QUEEN (for Mixed Peppers Children’s Theatre Company), THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES and SLEEPING BEAUTY (both commissioned by The Castle Theatre Wellingborough), HUNCHBACK THE MUSICAL and TINSELTOWN (both for Theatre At The Mill Newtownabbey) and THE HAUNTING OF HELENA (co-written with novelist Bernie McGill for Big Telly Theatre Company).  Two songs from THE HAUNTING OF HELENA were shortlisted for the Stiles & Drewe Prize for Best Song From A New Musical and were performed in 2010 at the Queen’s Theatre (now The Sondheim Theatre) in London’s West End.

 

One of Paul’s best-known musicals is the adult comedy MOLLY WOBBLY’S TIT FACTORY.  Written for the Lyric Theatre Belfast this comedy musical was based on Paul’s 2006 mini musical of the same name that was shortlisted for the Mackintosh Foundation’s Quest For A New Musical.  MOLLY WOBBLY’S TIT FACTORY premiered at the Lyric Theatre in a staged concert version in October 2011, was remounted for a critically acclaimed run at the Assembly Rooms throughout the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (co-produced with The Stand Comedy Club), and in 2014 ran in London as a staged concert at the Phoenix Artist Club garnering no fewer than five nominations at the BroadwayWorld West End Awards, including a nomination for Paul as ‘Best Director’.  MOLLY WOBBLY’S TIT FACTORY eventually opened in the West End at Leicester Square Theatre in January 2015.

 

As a composer Paul has written the original scores for Irish touring productions of the plays DOME SWEET DOMEBUSTER (also produced at The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh), A FAIRY’S TALETHE COLLEEN BAWNTHE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLDTHE THIEFFLAMING FABLES, and the children’s play THE MAGIC HAT which also toured the UK and Asia.  He scored the Grand Opera House Belfast’s production of the hit play LAY UP YOUR ENDS starring the show's Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated writer Marie Jones, and the acclaimed plays MARCHING ON and A WHISTLE IN THE DARK for the Lyric Theatre Belfast. Belfast City Council commissioned Paul to write an original score for the 2005 Belfast Lord Mayor’s Parade, a symphony called TITANIC: SONG OF THE HAMMERS to accompany an anniversary exhibition at the launch site of RMS Titanic in Belfast, and a special soundtrack written to celebrate Belfast City Hall’s 100th Anniversary in 2006.

 

Between 2005 and 2010 Paul co-created and co-directed the water spectaculars THE LITTLE MERMAID and SINBAD produced by Big Telly Theatre Company which toured Ireland and the UK before heading off on international tours that included shows in Taiwan, Serbia, and Denmark.
 
Paul was one of the writers of, and also appeared in, the hit national touring production of SPIKE MILLIGAN’S PUCKOON for which he also provided original music and songs.  The show toured Ireland and the UK three times - in 2009, 2011, and finally in 2016 - and enjoyed a critically acclaimed West End run at Leicester Square Theatre.

 

In 2016 Paul directed the variety show LIVE AT THE TOWER! at the Tower of London hosted by Sir David Suchet with a cast of stars from the West End and celebrities from stage and screen.  In the same year Paul directed the staged concert of the new Caro Emerald musical THAT MAN at London's Hippodrome Casino.  
 
Paul has directed several large-scale pantos at venues across the UK, including SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS starring Su Pollard (at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre in 2015 and at the Assembly Hall Theatre in Royal Tunbridge Wells in 2016).  Most recently he directed BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Sunderland Empire (2023) which was 
named one of the "15 Best Pantomimes To See Across the UK" by the Radio Times.  He directed Erin Murray Quinlan's acclaimed two-hander musical comedy BRAIN HEMINGWAY for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022 and again in 2023, and the show also ran in London at both Etcetera Theatre Camden and Canal Cafe Theatre.
  
The Stage 100 Award-winning Creation Theatre Company presented an exciting new production of Paul's THE TALE OF THE BEAUTY AND THE TAIL OF THE BEAST at The North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford which ran from December 2022 to January 2023.  Also in 2023 Paul directed Su Pollard in her one-woman touring show AN EVENING WITH SU POLLARD and 
he was Entertainment Director for the Responsible Business Awards ceremony held at the Belfast International Conference Centre.

 

Creation Theatre Company is currently preparing to stage a much-anticipated revival of Paul's HANSEL & GRETTEL at The North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford from December 2024.  Meanwhile, BRAIN HEMINGWAY is in pre-production for a run Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre NYC in May 2024 prior to a triumphant return visit to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.
 
The best-selling original cast recordings of ALICE THE MUSICALTHE SNOW QUEENPETER PAN THE MUSICAL, and MOLLY WOBBLY’S TIT FACTORY, the special compilation ONE NIGHT STAND - THE BEST OF PAUL BOYD VOL 1, and the all-star demo recording of PINOCCHIO THE GREATEST WONDER OF THE AGE (with songs performed by a cast including Su Pollard, Fra Fee, Sabrina Aloueche, Jodie Jacobs, and Mark Dugdale) are available by mail order or for digital download from all major online stores.
 
Paul lives in London and is represented by Keddie Scott Associates.

2006 TMA Theatre Award-nominated PINOCCHIO (originally commissioned and first produced by The Marketplace Theatre Armagh), THE TALE OF THE BEAUTY AND THE TAIL OF THE BEAST (originally commissioned and first produced by The Castle Theatre Wellingborough), the cult hit MOLLY WOBBLY’S TIT FACTORY, and in recent years the Lyric Theatre commissioned a series of original musicals from Paul including PINOCCHIO THE GREATEST WONDER OF THE AGE, PETER PAN THE MUSICAL, and THE SNOW QUEEN.  PINOCCHIO THE GREATEST WONDER OF THE AGE and THE SNOW QUEEN were both named as one of the "25 Best Shows To Book For Christmas in the UK" by The Guardian, and THE SNOW QUEEN received 13 nominations across 10 categories in the 2023 BroadwayWorld Ireland Awards, eventually winning the award for "Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production".

HANSEL & GRETTEL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

revised version commissioned by Creation Theatre 2024

originally commissioned by Kabosh Productions Belfast 1997

original version premiered at Riverside Theatre Coleraine from December 1997

produced at Lyric Theatre Belfast from November 1999

produced at An Grianán Theatre Letterkenny from November 2001

produced at Market Place Theatre Armagh December 2002

produced at Pavilion Theatre Dublin from December 2005

produced at Broward Center Fort Lauderdale February 2008

produced at Miramar Cultural Center Florida November 2009

produced at New Wimbledon Theatre Studio London May 2010

produced at Lyric Theatre Belfast from December 2012

 

THE SNOW QUEEN

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

* nominated for 13 BROADWAY WORLD IRELAND AWARDS 2023

* winner BEST THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES (BROADWAY WORLD IRELAND AWARDS 2023)

* named ONE OF THE 25 BEST UK SHOWS THIS CHRISTMAS (The Guardian)

* named ONE OF THE 10 MUST-SEE SHOWS IN IRELAND THIS CHRISTMAS (RTE)

* named ONE OF THE UK'S BEST FESTIVE SHOWS THIS CHRISTMAS (NetMums.com)

commissioned by Lyric Theatre Belfast 2022

premiered at Lyric Theatre Belfast November 2022

 

PINOCCHIO THE GREATEST WONDER OF THE AGE

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

* named ONE OF THE 25 BEST SHOWS TO BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS IN THE UK (The Guardian)

commissioned by Lyric Theatre Belfast 2020

premiered at Lyric Theatre Belfast November 2021

 

PETER PAN THE MUSICAL

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Lyric Theatre Belfast 2019

premiered at Lyric Theatre Belfast November 2019

 

TINSELTOWN

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Theatre at The Mill Newtownabbey 2014

premiered at Theatre at The Mill Newtownabbey December 2014

 

HUNCHBACK THE MUSICAL

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

from ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ by Victor Hugo

commissioned by Theatre at The Mill Newtownabbey 2013

premiered at Theatre at The Mill Newtownabbey December 2013

                                                                     

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

with additonal material by Russell Morton

commissioned by Castle Theatre Wellingborough 2012

premiered at Castle Theatre Wellingborough December 2012

 

MOLLY WOBBLY'S TIT FACTORY

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

* shortlisted for Mackintosh's HIGHLAND QUEST FOR A NEW MUSICAL 2006

* nominated for 5 BROADWAY WORLD WEST END AWARDS 2014

commissioned by Lyric Theatre Belfast 2010

premiered at Lyric Theatre Belfast October 2011

produced at Lyric Theatre Belfast July 2012

produced at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh August 2012

produced at Phoenix Artists Club London from March 2014

produced at Leicester Square Theatre from January 2015

 

THE HAUNTING OF HELENA

music and lyrics by Paul Boyd • script and lyrics by Bernie McGill

* finalist for STILES & DREWE PRIZE FOR BEST SONG FROM A NEW MUSICAL 2010

commissioned by Big Telly Theatre Company 2009

premiered on Ireland Tour 2009

 

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

music and lyrics by Paul Boyd • script by Rosanna Lowe

commissioned by Castle Wellingborough 2008

premiered at Castle Wellingborough July 2008

 

THE TALE OF THE BEAUTY

AND THE TAIL OF THE BEAST

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Castle Theatre Wellingborough 2007

premiered at Castle Theatre Wellingborough December 2007

produced at Lyric Theatre Belfast from December 2009

produced at The North Wall Arts Centre from December 2022

 

PINOCCHIO

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

* nominated for BEST SHOW FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE TMA (UK THEATRE) Awards 2007

* named Sunday Life's BEST MUSICAL 2003

commissioned by Purpose Built Musicals 2003

premiered at Market Place Theatre Armagh from December 2003

produced at An Grianán Theatre Letterkenny from December 2004

produced at Civic Theatre Dublin from January 2005

produced at Lyric Theatre Belfast from November 2006

produced at Source Arts Centre Tipperary from December 2006

produced at Pavilion Theatre Dublin from December 2006

produced at Perth Theatre Perthshire from December 2009

 

McCOOL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

* shortlisted as a UK entry to the NAMT FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS 2006

commissioned by Big Telly Theatre Company 2001

premiered on Ireland Tour 2002

 

TEACHER'S NOTES

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Lisburn Borough Council Arts Office 2001

premiered at Island Arts Centre Lisburn 2001

 

THE SNOW QUEEN

music and lyrics by Paul Boyd • script by Brenda Winter

commissioned by The Mixed Peppers Theatre Company 2001

premiered at Belvoir Players Studio 2001

 

SMELLY WON'T BEHAVE!

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Replay Productions Ltd. 2001

premiered on Ireland Tour 2001

 

RED - THE RIDING HOOD MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

commissioned by An Grianan Theatre 2000

premiered at An Grianán Theatre Letterkenny December 2000

produced at Lyric Theatre Belfast from November 2001

 

THE NUTCRACKER MUSICAL

music adapted by Paul Boyd • script by Ian Billings

commissioned by Stagecoach Theatre Arts 1999

premiered at Stagecoach Theatre Arts July 1999

 

THE PIRATES OF PLANET ZANCE

music adapted by Paul Boyd • script by Ian Billings

commissioned by Stagecoach Theatre Arts 1998

premiered at Stagecoach Theatre Arts July 1998

 

ALICE THE MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

* nominated as BEST DRAMA 1999 Belfast Arts Awards

commissioned by Lyric Theatre Belfast 1998

premiered at Lyric Theatre Belfast from November 1998

produced at An Grianán Theatre Letterkenny December 1999

produced at An Grianán Theatre Letterkenny August 2000

produced at Civic Theatre Dublin from December 2000

produced at Market Place Theatre Armagh December 2004

produced at Pavilion Theatre Dublin January 2005

produced at Castle Theatre Wellingborough December 2008

produced at Actor's Playhouse Miracle Theatre Miami from March 2009

produced at Actor's Playhouse Miracle Theatre Miami from October 2009

produced at Higashi Playhouse Nagoya (Japan) August 2011

produced at Actor's Playhouse Miracle Theatre Miami from January 2015

produced at Roxy Performing Arts Centre Miami April 2016

produced at Lyric Theatre Belfast from November 2018

produced at Nagoya University of Arts, Japan March 2021

produced at Actors’ Playhouse, Miami FL from October 2021

 

RUMPELSTILTSKIN

music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

script by Paul Boyd with Orla McKeagney and Emily Thomas

commissioned by Kabosh Productions Belfast 1996

premiered at Riverside Theatre Coleraine 1996

produced on Ireland Tour 1997

 

TORCH SONG TRILOGY

music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

adapted from the play by Harvey Fierstein

commissioned by Kabosh Productions Belfast 1996

premiered on Ireland Tour 1996

 

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER

music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

script by Orla McKeagney and Emily Thomas

commissioned by Kabosh Productions Belfast 1995

premiered on Ireland Tour 1995

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

script by Orla McKeagney and Emily Thomas

commissioned by Kabosh Productions Belfast 1994

premiered on Ireland Tour 1994

 

WHO FRAMED ESMERELDA?

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

written for The Decidedly Average Theatre Company 1993

premiered on Ireland Tour 1993

 

MACBETH THE MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

written for The Decidedly Average Theatre Company 1992

premiered at University of Ulster February 1992

produced at Riverside Theatre Coleraine September 1992

produced at Group Theatre Belfast November 1992

produced on Ireland Tour 1994

BRAIN HEMINGWAY

by Erin Murray Quinlan

Canal Cafe Theatre, London March 2024

The Players Theatre (Off-Broadway) NYC May 2024

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

for UK Productions Ltd.

at Sunderland Empire 2023

 

BRAIN HEMINGWAY

by Erin Murray Quinlan

Greenside @ Nicolson Square Fern Studio, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

Etcetera Theatre Camden, London September 2023

 

AN EVENING WITH SU POLLARD

written by Su Pollard and various

first presented at El Piano, Sitges, Spain May 2023

 

THE SNOW QUEEN

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

at Lyric Theatre Belfast November 2022

 

BRAIN HEMINGWAY

by Erin Murray Quinlan

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022

 

PINOCCHIO THE GREATEST WONDER OF THE AGE

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

at Lyric Theatre Belfast November 2021

 

PETER PAN THE MUSICAL

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

at Lyric Theatre Belfast November 2019

 

ALICE THE MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

at Lyric Theatre Belfast, 2018

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

original book by Derek O'Connor

songs by Katie Richardson

at Lyric Theatre Belfast, 2017

 

MUSICAL BITES

new musical theatre showcase

"Flower Cutters" and "Once Upon A Time in Narcissia"

for The Other Palace, Mercury Musical Developments,

and Robb Hartmann

at The Other Palace, 2017

 

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

for UK Productions Ltd.

at Assembly Hall Theatre Royal Tunbridge Wells 2016

 

THAT MAN

original book by Wendy Gill

featuring the music of Caro Emerald

at Hippodrome Casino, London 2016

 

LIVE AT THE TOWER

for Historic Royal Palaces

at Tower of London 2016

 

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

for UK Productions Ltd.

at Grand Theatre Blackpool 2015

 

MOLLY WOBBLY'S TIT FACTORY

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

for London International Arts Theatre Ltd.

at Leicester Square Theatre London 2015

 

TINSELTOWN

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Theatre At The Mill Newtownabbey 2014

 

THAT MAN

original book by Wendy Gill

featuring the music of Caro Emerald

for London Theatre Workshop 2014

 

MOLLY WOBBLY'S TIT FACTORY

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

nominated for 5 BROADWAY WORLD WEST END AWARDS 2014

(including BEST DIRECTOR)

for Jamie Chapman Dixon

at Phoenix Artist Club London 2014

 

HUNCHBACK THE MUSICAL

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

from ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ by Victor Hugo

for Theatre At The Mill Newtownabbey 2013

 

HANSEL & GRETTEL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

at Lyric Theatre Belfast 2012 - 2013

 

MOLLY WOBBLY'S TIT FACTORY

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Lyric Theatre Belfast and Salt 'n' Sauce Promotions Ltd.

at Lyric Theatre Belfast and Assembly Rooms Edinburgh 2012

 

MOLLY WOBBLY'S TIT FACTORY

original book, music and lyrics by Paul Boyd

shortlisted for Mackintosh's HIGHLAND QUEST FOR A NEW MUSICAL 2006

for Lyric Theatre Belfast 2011

 

HANSEL & GRETTEL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Paul Boyd Music

at New Wimbledon Studio London 2010

 

SINBAD (The Water Spectacular)

created by Paul Boyd and Zoë Seaton

for Big Telly Theatre Company

UK & Ireland Tour 2008

 

PINOCCHIO

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

nominated for BEST SHOW FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE TMA Awards 2007

for Lyric Theatre Belfast 2006 – 2007

 

McCOOL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

shortlisted as a UK entry to the NAMT FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS 2006

for Market Place Theatre Armagh 2006

 

HANSEL & GRETTEL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Pavilion Theatre Dublin 2005 – 2006

 

THE LITTLE MERMAID (The Water Spectacular)

created by Paul Boyd and Zoë Seaton

for Big Telly Theatre Company

International Tour 2005 - 2006

 

RED - THE RIDING HOOD MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for An Grianán Theatre Donegal August 2005

 

ALICE THE MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Pavilion Theatre Dublin 2004 – 2005

 

ALICE THE MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Market Place Theatre Armagh 2004

 

PINOCCHIO

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

named Sunday Life's BEST MUSICAL 2003

for Market Place Theatre Armagh 2003

 

HANSEL & GRETTEL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Market Place Theatre Armagh 2002

 

TORCH SONG TRILOGY

original score and songs by Paul Boyd

adapted from the play by Harvey Fierstein

for Kabosh Productions Belfast

Ireland Tour 1996

 

MURDER MOST PROBABLY

script by Paul Boyd and Ian Billings

for Kabosh Productions Belfast

Ireland Tour and P&O European Ferries 1995

 

TALKING HEADS

script by Alan Bennett

for P&O European Ferries 1995

 

MACBETH THE MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Kabosh Productions Belfast

Ireland Tour 1994

 

ALL WIRED UP

script by Paul Boyd

for Decidedly Average Theatre Company

at Village Theatre Cricklewood London 1993

 

WHO FRAMED ESMERELDA?

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Decidedly Average Theatre Company

Ireland Tour 1993

 

ALL WIRED UP

script by Paul Boyd

for Decidedly Average Theatre Company

Ireland Tour 1993

 

MACBETH THE MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Group Theatre Belfast 1992

 

MACBETH THE MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for Riverside Theatre Coleraine 1992

 

ALL WIRED UP

script by Paul Boyd

for University of Ulster Coleraine 1992

 

MACBETH THE MUSICAL

original book, music & lyrics by Paul Boyd

for University of Ulster Coleraine 1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADOLF HITLER: MY PART IN HIS DOWNFALL

from the book by Spike Milligan

adapted by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Creation Theatre 2020

UK Tour postponed 2020 - new dates tba

 

IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT

original score by Paul Boyd

script by Claudio Macor

commissioned by LWL Investments and Entertainment

at Landor Theatre, London 2015

 

SPIKE MILLIGAN’S PUCKOON

original score and songs by Paul Boyd

script adapted by Paul Boyd and the company

from a dramatisation by Vincent Higgins 

of the book by Spike Milligan

commissioned by Big Telly Theatre Company 2009

Ireland Tour 2009 • West End 2011 • UK & Ireland Tour 2016

 

THE CHRONICLES OF LONG KESH

music arranged by Paul Boyd

script by Martin Lynch

named ‘Best Ensemble’ Edinburgh Festival 2009 / The Stage Awards

commissioned by Greenshoot Productions 2009

Ireland Tour 2009 • World Tour from 2010

 

HOWL!

music arranged by Paul Boyd

script by Conor Grimes and Alan McKee

commissioned by Lyric Theatre Belfast 2009

 

LAY UP YOUR ENDS

original score by Paul Boyd

script by Marie Jones and Martin Lynch

commissioned by GBL Productions

at Grand Opera House Belfast 2009

 

SINBAD (The Water Spectacular)

original score by Paul Boyd

created by Paul Boyd and Zoë Seaton

commissioned by Big Telly Theatre Company 2008

UK Tour 2008

 

BELFAST CITY HALL CENTENARY

original score by Paul Boyd (exhibition)

commissioned by Belfast City Council 2006

 

THE LITTLE MERMAID (The Water Spectacular)

original score by Paul Boyd

created by Paul Boyd and Zoë Seaton

commissioned by Big Telly Theatre Company 2005

World Tour from 2005

 

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA 

(Belfast Lord Mayor’s Parade)

original score by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Belfast City Council 2005

 

FLAMING FABLES

original score by Paul Boyd

script by Mary McNally

commissioned by Replay Productions 2004

Ireland Tour 2004

 

THE MAGIC HAT

original score by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Cahoots NI 2004

Ireland, UK and Asia Tour 2004

 

THE PIED PIPER (street parade)

original score by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Beat Initiative Carnival Company 2004

 

THE THIEF

original score by Paul Boyd

script by Zoë Seaton, Paul Boyd and Paul McEneaney

commissioned by Big Telly Theatre Company 2004

Ireland Tour 2004

 

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

original score by Paul Boyd

script by J.M. Synge

commissioned by Big Telly Theatre Company 2003

Ireland Tour 2003

 

THE COLLEEN BAWN

original score by Paul Boyd

script by Dion Boucicault

commissioned by Big Telly Theatre Company 2003

Ireland Tour 2003

 

A FAIRY'S TALE

original score by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Cahoots NI 2003

Ireland Tour 2003

 

BUSTER

original score by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Cahoots NI 2002

Ireland Tour 2002

 

TITANIC: SONG OF THE HAMMERS (exhibition)

original score by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Belfast City Council 2002

 

PUPPET MAGIC

original score by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Young At Art

International Children’s Festival 2001

Ireland Tour 2001

 

DOME SWEET DOME

original score and songs by Paul Boyd

script by John McClelland

commissioned by Replay Productions 2000

Ireland Tour 2000

 

A MID ULSTER MYSTERY

original score and songs by Paul Boyd

script by Brenda Winter

commissioned by The Mixed Peppers Theatre Company 2000

 

MARCHING ON

original score by Paul Boyd

script by Gary Mitchell

commissioned by Lyric Theatre Belfast 2000

 

JAMES YOUNG LIVES!

original score and songs by Paul Boyd

script by Paddy Scully

commissioned by Belfast Theatre Company 1999

Ireland Tour 1999

 

THE LITTLE WEE MARTIAN

original score and songs by Paul Boyd

script by Brenda Winter

commissioned by Replay Productions 1999

Ireland Tour 1999

 

A WHISTLE IN THE DARK

original score by Paul Boyd

script by Tom Murphy

commissioned by Lyric Theatre Belfast 1999

 

DUNCAN THE DRAGON

original score and songs by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Replay Productions 1998

Ireland Tour 1998

 

HOLLYWOOD BLUES

music arranged by Paul Boyd

script by Paddy Scully

commissioned by Belfast Theatre Company 1997

Ireland Tour 1997

 

TORCH SONG TRILOGY

original score and songs by Paul Boyd

based on the play by Harvey Fierstein

commissioned by Kabosh Productions Belfast 1996

Ireland Tour 1996

 

STRANGE!

original score and songs by Paul Boyd

devised by Karl Wallace and Rachel O’Riordan

commissioned by Kabosh Productions Belfast 1995

at Crescent Arts Centre Belfast 1995

 

MURDER MOST PROBABLY

original score by Paul Boyd

script by Paul Boyd and Ian Billings

named BEST ONLINE SERIAL Bloscars 2006

commissioned by Kabosh Productions Belfast 1995

Ireland Tour 1995

 

THE ADVENTURES OF ALICE

original score and songs by Paul Boyd

commissioned by Decidedly Average Theatre Company 1993

Ireland Tour 1993

 

ALL WIRED UP

script by Paul Boyd

winner GREER GARSON THEATRE AWARD (BEST PLAY) 1992

written for University of Ulster 1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

Paul Boyd is a multi-award-nominated stage director who has worked with many industry-leading theatre producers and venues including Grand Theatre Blackpool, Sunderland Empire, Leicester Square Theatre, Grand Opera House Belfast, The Hippodrome Casino London, New Wimbledon Theatre Studio, Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells, the Tower of London, and the Lyric Theatre Belfast.
 

He is also the writer and composer of 26 original 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, and the writer of various plays that have toured nationally.

PAUL BOYD