Mel Mercier nominated for Irish Times Theatre Award
Head of UCC School of Music and Theatre, Dr Mel Mercier has been nominated
for a prestigious Irish Time Theatre Award in the category Best Designer:
Sound, for music he composed for Sétanta (written and directed by Paul
Mercier for Fíbín and the Abbey Theatre).
Mel has been writing music for theatre for 15 years. He has composed the
music for many critically acclaimed, award-winning productions that have
been presented on the stages of the national theatres of Ireland, the UK and
France, the West End and Broadway. He collaborates often with two of the
world’s most respected theatre practitioners - director Deborah Warner and
actor Fiona Shaw - and he has also composed music for several productions
by the Cork theatre company, Corcadorca.