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A Boy called nedd: Projects


"A Boy Called Nedd" tells the story of sixteen-year-old Nedd, trying to stay the course after his brother's suicide. In an ever moving world, where relationships go from awkward silences to quick fire insults at the speed of light.

Step into a world where your last mistake goes viral in the blink of an eye and where the darkest lures of the world are only a mouse-click away.

First performed in Theatre Upstairs 2015. 

Performed as a Druid Debut for The Galway International Arts Festival. 

Shortlisted for The Stewart Parker Trust Award.

Creative Team:

Written by Emily Gillmor Murphy,

Directed by Karl Shiels,

Set and Lighting By Laura Honan,

Co-produced by Laura Honan & Emily Gillmor Murphy.


Amilia Stewart,

Aislinn O’Byrne,

Jasmine Brady,

Conall Keating

Liam Heslin.

‘Gillmor Murphy’s treatment is clear-eyed and compassionate… The economy of young male expression is heart-rending, and Gillmor Murphy is good at capturing the emotional toll of a teenage pose.’  The Irish Times.

Originally Co Produced by Theatre Upstairs and Bitter Like a Lemon Productions

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Poster design by Ste Murray


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