Costume Designer

Catherine Fay

Selected credits

  • Bastard AmberLiz Roche Dance Company
  • The Plough & The StarsAbbey Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith
  • Orfeo and EuridiceIrish National Opera
  • SavedPeacock Theatre
  • The Threepenny OperaGate Theatre


Catherine is an award winning Costume Designer for theatre, dance and opera.  She has designed for many of Ireland’s major companies including Abbey Theatre,  Liz Roche Dance Company, Irish National Opera,  Gate Theatre, Landmark Productions and Emma Martin Dance.  DOGS for Emma Martin Dance was the Winner for Best Production and Best Design at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.

Her recent credits include Näher……closer, nearer, sooner (Liz Roche Dance Company),Orfeo and Euridice ( Irish National Opera), The Return of Ulysses ( Opera Collective Ireland) and  The Plough and the Stars ( Lyric Hammersmith / Abbey Theatre).

Featured work

Bastard Amber

Liz Roche Company
Choreography and concept: Liz Roche
Set Design: Paul Wills
Lighting Design: Lee Curran
Music Composition: Ray Harman

Co-commissioned by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin Dance Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival the work’s premiere at Dublin Dance Festival in May 2015 was a historic moment for dance in Ireland, the first time ever for an Irish choreographer to be commissioned to create a full length dance work for the main stage of Ireland’s National Theatre.


The Threepenny Opera

Gate Theatre, Dublin
Director: Wayne Jordan
Music Director: Cathal Synnott
Set Design: Ciarán O'Melia
Lighting Designer: Simon Mills
Choreographer: Philip Connaughton

The Return of Ulysses

Opera Collective Ireland/Kilkenny Arts Festival
Conductor: Christian Curnyn
Director: Patrick Mason
Set & Lighting Design: Paul Keogan

“… a Ulysses to remember, which is unlikely to be equalled on these shores for some time” ***** Financial Times

“The musical equivalent of the world’s best chef using just a clutch of the finest ingredients” The Irish Times

“A multiplicity of elements that made for a rare and memorable night of music and drama” **** Irish Examiner


Emma Martin Dance Company
Dublin Dance Festival/Samuel Beckett Theatre
Created by Emma Martin
Producer: Jen Coppinger
Lighting: Sarah Ann Shiels
Set: Sarah Jane Shiels & Emma Martin
Music and live performance: Nick Roth, Francesco Turrisi, Olesya Zdorovetska, Oleg Ponomarev

Performed by and created in collaboration with: Neil Brown, Justine Cooper, Oona Doherty, Simon Jaymes Humphrey, Raymond Keane.

Photography: Luca Truffarelli and Ros Kavanagh

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