Dublin Theatre Festival


Michael Pavelka

Michael trained at Wimbledon School of Art, where he has since returned to lead the Design for Performance course.

Michael has designed some 150 productions, most of which have been new plays or new musicals. His work includes two shows for the late Lindsey Anderson: The Fishing Trip and Holiday, Old Vic Theatre. Also The Life of Galileo (Best Design Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards), A Midsummer Night's Dream  (winner Best Production MEN Awards) also The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Library Theatre Manchester.

His ongoing work with Edward Hall and the Propeller Company includes productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry V and the adaptation of Henry VI plays, Rose Rage, at the Watermill Theatre, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and new production at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre which transferred to New York and earned him Best Costume Design nomination at Chicago's Jeff Awards. Other productions in the West End include; The Constant Wife, How the Other Loves, Other People's Money, Leonardo, Blues in the Night performed in Dublin, New York, Tokyo after two West End seasons and Macbeth.

Michael co-produced a Young People's Shakespeare Festival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and has since designed the first African language Mother Courage and Her Children in Kampala, at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC and Grahamstown Festival, South Africa. 

Designs for the Royal Shakespeare Company include, The Odyssey, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry V and Julius Caesar.


The Winter's Tale

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