Monica Frawley (1954-2020) was one of Ireland's best-loved and most respected theatre designers.
For more than three decades her set and costume designs illuminated and defined new directions in Irish theatre, opera and dance. She worked with all the major Irish playwrights, directors and theatre artists, with the leading Irish theatre, dance and opera companies, and with many theatres in England, Scotland, Germany and the U.S.
This book celebrates Monica Frawley the artist and designer, featuring a number of iconic productions she designed including By the Bog of Cats (1998 and 2015) at the Abbey Theatre, Orfeo ed Euridice for Opera Ireland, At the Black Pig's Dyke for Druid and The Wolf and Peter for CoisCéim Dance Theatre.
The book contains over 40 character drawings, sketches, and photographs from the stage. Insightful texts contextualising Monica’s outstanding career include a forward by Marina Carr, excerpts from interviews with Monica, and a biography of work dating from 1978 – 2019.
The concept and format for this book was created by Monica Frawley in 2019 and realised by Katy West and Vincent Woods in 2020. The book is bound in hardback with 120 full colour pages and embossed with silver. The book was designed by Neil McGuire (After the News Ltd.) and is printed in a limited edition of 500.