Catherine Fay

Costume Designer

Catherine Fay’s work can be subtle or flamboyant, but it is always seamlessly connected to the work of the other designers, highlighting her deeply collaborative nature. She creates work for theatre, opera and dance, some of which was brought to life for the film by dancer Justine Cooper. 

Catherine Fay’s costume designs most recently include: Näher… nearer, closer, sooner (Liz Roche Company). Orfeo ed Euridici  (Irish National Opera), The Return of Ulysses (Opera Collective Ireland). The Plough and the Stars (Lyric Hammersmith / Abbey Theatre).
In 2017, Girl Song (United Fall), 12 Minute Dances & Totems (Liz Roche Company), Owen Wingrave (Opera Collective Ireland), Acis and Galatea (Opera Theatre Company), The Importance of Nothing (Pan Pan Theatre), and Owen Wingrave (Opera Bastille, Paris, 2016). She has designed many productions for the Abbey Theatre including The Plough and the Stars (Irish Times Theatre Award nomination 2017), Our Few and Evil Days (Irish Times Theatre Award nomination 2015), Henry IV Part I (Irish Times/ESB Theatre Award nomination 2007). For The Gate she has designed Romeo and Juliet (Irish Times Theatre Award nomination 2016) and The Threepenny Opera. Other work includes Breaking Dad (Landmark Productions, Irish Times Theatre Award nomination 2015), and DOGS (Emma Martin Dance, Winner Best Production and Best Design for ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012).

PQ2019 Productions

Choreography and concept Liz Roche
Set Designer Paul Wills 
Lighting Designer Lee Curran 
Music Composition Ray Harman  
Costume Designer Catherine Fay 
Musicians Zoe Conway Ireland), John McIntyre Ireland), Bryan O’Connell (Ireland) 
Performers Henry Montes, Helene Cathala, Katherine O’Malley, Sarah Cerneaux, Marc Stevenson, Liz Roche, Liv O’Donoghue, Alexandre Iseli 

Photography Luca Truffarelli

Orfeo ed Euridice

Irish National Opera and United Fall
Produced in association with The Galway International Arts Festival and Irish Baroque Orchestra

Conductor Peter Whelan
Director Emma Martin
Assistant Director Emmanuel Obeya
Set Designer Sabine Dargent
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Lighting Designer Stephen Dodd

Orfeo Sharon Carty
Euridice Sarah Power
Amore Emma Nash

Soprano Emma Nash
Mezzo Soprano Dominica Williams
Tenor Fearghal Curtis
Bass Matthew Mannion

United Fall Dancers Robyn Byrne, Stephanie Dufresne, Javier Ferrer, Sophia Preidel

Photography Patrick Redmond

Conductor Christian Curnyn
Director Patrick Mason
Set & Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costume Designer Catherine Fay

Human Frailty/Peisander Eoin Conway
Time Antinous Brendan Collins
Fortune Juno Rachel Goode
Love Minerva Emma Morwood
Jove/Amphinous Andrew Boushell
Neptune Alan Ewing
Ulysses Gyula Nagy
Penelope Raphaela Mangan
Telemachus Andrew Gavin
Eurymachus Peter Harris
Eumaeus Rory Musgrave
Euryclea Bríd Ní Ghruagáin
Irus Ross Scanlon
Melantho Margaret Bridge

Photography © Marshall Light Studio

Choreographer Liz Roche
Performers Henry Montes, Glòria Ros Abellana, Miguel Do Vale, Marc Stevenson, Liv O’Donoghue, Katherine O’Malley
Music composition and performance Ray Harman, Mary Barnecutt, Doug Sheridan
Costume Designer Catherine Fay

Photography Luca Truffarelli