The Horror Writer

he Horror Writer is a new play by playwright/novelist Emily Gillmor Murphy and directed by Ciaran Gallagher. It tells the story of Theodore Burn, an ageing best selling writer, who reveals to Dani, a young nurse, his final tale of horror. But unlike his other stories, this gruesome tale of murder and fantasy may just be real.

If you like a ghost story full of intrigue and surprise then The Horror Writer is an evening that will promise a good scare. 

Suitable for age 12+.


Emily Gillmor Murphy is an Irish novelist/playwright. 

Her debut novel You and I was published with Random House in 2012, and in it’s first week reached no.2 in the best sellers chart. In 2014 her second novel One Chance was published. Both books received high critical acclaim and have been published in Ireland, UK and Germany.  

Her plays include A Boy called Nedd showcased with Druid Theatre Company, as part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2014 and then produced with Theatre Upstairs, directed by Karl Shiels and nominated for the Stewart Park Trust Award 2015. ALL TALK part of New Theatre Dublin New Writer’s week 2016, directed by Ciaran Gallgher. Monster? produced with Theatre Upstairs 2017, directed by Karl Shiels. Her Fingernails produced with Writer’s Avenue London Theatre Company 2017, directed by Sandra Thompson-Quartey. And then his face became his scar commissioned by EU Collective Plays, produced in Italy for the Quartieri dell’Arte Festival 2018. Emily is an alumni of Irish Theatre Institute’s ‘Six in the Attic’ program.

In school Emily struggled with dyslexia, but her love of literature and the arts helped her overcome it. 


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