Raymond Scannell is a Writer, Performer & Musician from Ireland.

 His solo play Deep won ‘Best Male Performer’ and was nominated for the ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ at the Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2013. Previous solo show Mimic (a monologue on a Piano) toured Nationally and Internationally at cities including Galway, Kilkenny, Dublin (‘Best Male Performer’ Dublin Fringe Festival 2008’), PS122, New York (COIL festival), the Irish Arts Center, New York 2011, the Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris, and Electric Picnic 2011.

 As an Actor, Ray has worked with The Gate Theatre, Dublin (The Great Gatsby, The Red Shoes), Rough Magic (Digging For Fire, Famished Castle), has toured internationally with Druid’s The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh and played ‘Barney Bagnal’ in Druid’s Production of The Silver Tassie, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival 2011, New York.

 As Composer Ray was commissioned by thisispopbaby Theatre Co. to write original music for the Musical Alice in Funderland, (presented and Co-Produced at the Abbey Theatre, March 2012, Nominated for ‘Best Production’, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013), and composed music for the Award-winning* Abbey Production of Phillip MacMahon’s Town is Dead (*Best Sound Design, Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2017).




The team behind Deep

Deep premiered at the Cork Midsummer Festival on June 21st, 2013 and was produced by the following team:

  • Writer & Performer Raymond Scannell
  • Director Louise Lowe
  • Designer Ciaran O’Melia
  • Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
  • AV Designer Craig Cox
  • Producer Maura O’Keeffe & Irene O’Meara


This current production of Deep is produced by the following team:

  • Writer & Performer Raymond Scannell
  • Director Tom Creed
  • Designer Ciaran O’Melia
  • Sound Consultant Peter Power
  • AV Designer Craig Cox
  • Producer Jen Coppinger
  • Stage Manager Lucie Ryan Donnelly
  • Sound Engineer Benny Lynch


Tom Creed, Director

From 2011-2013 Tom was Festival Director of Cork Midsummer Festival, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts festivals. He was nominated for an Irish Times Irish Theatre Award “for original and dynamic use of local spaces at Cork Midsummer Festival”.

He has directed productions for the Abbey Theatre, Gate Theatre, Rough Magic, his own company Playgroup and many independent Irish companies, which have played in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA. He was nominated for Best Director at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in 2007.

His production of Watt by Samuel Beckett with acclaimed Irish actor Barry McGovern has been presented at the Dublin Theatre Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Perth International Festival, the Barbican Centre in London, the Public Theatre in New York and on tour in the USA.

He has studied directing at the National Theatre Studio and Royal Opera House in London, and participated in the Jerwood Opera Writing Programme at Aldeburgh Music.

Previously, he was Theatre and Dance Curator of Kilkenny Arts Festival and Associate Director of Rough Magic Theatre Company. He is currently developing new music theatre projects for 2015 with Musiektheater Transparant in Belgium and Alarm Will Sound in the USA.

Peter Power, Sound Consultant

Peter is a composer and director with Eat My Noise – a collaborative music group based in Cork.

In the last year Eat My Noise performed new electro-percussive work Moiety at Cork Midsummer Festival and FIERCE Festival in Birmingham, presented an outdoor operetta entitled The Spindle for Big House Festival in Kildare and created a bespoke performance for HOME Festival in Cork about electronic music entitled AnyRoom Producer.

Peter has just returned from a 2 month residency with the Atelier at Hotel Pro Forma in Denmark, where he developed his new work for 2015 Versations.​

His most current project is the sound design for Broken Crow’s Enter Juliet in the Everyman Cork and the large-scale choral event Inquyre as part of Eat My Noise.

Ciaran O’Melia, Designer

Ciarán is a freelance designer, theatre maker and sometime performer based in Dublin.  He studied at the Samuel Beckett Centre, TCD. He was a finalist exhibitor at World Stage Design 2013 Cardiff where he shortlisted Top 3 in the Performance Design category.  Recent designs include Pains of Youth (The Lir), Twelfth Night (Abbey Theatre), The Threepenny Opera (Gate Theatre), Jezebel (Rough Magic), Dolls (Sorcha Kenny), The Year of Magical Wanking, TradeWERK, Woman in Progress (THISISPOPBABY), Cure (Feargus Ó Conchúir), Live Collision Festival 2013 (Live Collision), Death of the Tradesmen, I am a Homebird (It’s Very Hard) (Shaun Dunne/Talking Shop Ensemble), THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON: Vol IIIHungry Tender – nominated Best design ABSOLUT Fringe ‘12, Shane Byrne Left his Sleeping Bag in the Car AgainGroup Therapy for One, THEATREclub stole your CLOCK RADIO what the FUCK you gonna do about it? (THEATREclub), Straight to DVDpony panto (ponydance), PolitikAs you are now so once were we – nominated Best Design ABSOLUT Fringe ‘10, Who is Fergus Kilpatrick? (The Company), IAliceI (HotForTheatre), City of Clowns (Barabbas), 565+, Victor & Gord (Una McKevitt), Una Santa Oscura (Playgroup/ProjectArtsCentre), SilverStars (Brokentalkers), All Over Town (Calipo), The Piggyback ProjectPhaedra’s Love – Winner Best Production Irish Times Theatre Awards 2008 (Loose Canon).

Craig Cox, AV Designer

Craig is a designer working in sound and video. For video, he has been involved in projects such as Come Into The Gardens (Outlandish Theatre Platform), The Far Side (Upstate Theatre), Abacus (Upstate Theatre/Broken Talkers), Pageant (CoisCéim), Dubliners (Corn Exchange), The Lulu House and Anglo The Musical. For sound, he is involved in an ongoing, informal collaboration with Paper Dolls, having worked on their 2013 show Bunk, collaborated with Karen Andersen on a performance work and is now working with member Elaine McCague on her new touring show Behind The Dark. He graduated from IADT Dun Laoghaire in 2012 with a BA in Visual Arts Practice.

Jen Coppinger, Producer

Jen is Producer for Dylan Tighe, TheEmergencyRoom, Emma Martin Dance, HotForTheatre and Sean MacErlaine. Most recently she produced Tundra by Emma Martin Dance that opened the 2014 Dublin Dance Festival.

In 2013, for HotForTheatre, she produced Break by Amy Conroy as well as a national and international tour of HotFortheatre – HotForTouring. She also produced riverrun by Olwen Fouéré that was presented at the Galway International Arts Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival & The National Theatre, London. Later this year it tours to Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, (BAM) Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York and the Lewis Center for the Arts in Princeton, New Jersey.

She is currently Project Manager for the Irish Laureate for Fiction. Previously Jen worked with Arts Audiences, Irish Theatre Institute, City Arts Centre, Dublin Writers Festival, RADE (Recovery through Art, Drama and Education), and The Abbey Theatre. She sits on the board of RADE, Dublin Fringe Festival and NAYD (the National Association of Youth Drama).

Jen is an Independent Producer in Residence at Rough Magic Theatre Company.

Lucie Ryan Donnelly, Stage Manager

Lucie is a graduate of UCC’s Drama and Theatre Studies degree course. Work includes (as ASM): My Cousin Rachel adapted by Joseph O’Connor, The Last Summer by Declan Hughes and Little Women adapted by Anne-Marie Casey (Gate Theatre), Fame (Robert C Kelly/RTE), an international tour of Making History by Brian Friel (Ouroboros) and Danti Dan by Gina Moxley (Galloglass). As stage-manager: Trade by Mark O’Halloran (THISISPOPBABY), Pondlife Angels by Enda Walsh (Asylum), One Is Not A Number by Billy Roche (Meridian) and Corsetless by Catherine Eaton (Stir Productions NYC).

As production manager: The Good Father by Christian O’Reilly (Meantime Theatre Company, of which Lucie is a founding member) and Mimic by Raymond Scannell (Cork Midsummer Festival). Lucie moved to Toronto in 2013. Stage-management work in Canada includes Fort Isabel by Sarah Miller-Garvin (Toronto Fringe) and The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn (Soulpepper).

Benny Lynch, Sound Engineer

Benny has been working in the music and theatre industry for several years. Most recently he has worked on Tundra (Emma Martin Dance), riverrun (TheEmergencyRoom and Galway International Arts Festival) in association with Cusack Projects Limited, Assassins (Rough Magic Seeds), Dogs (Emma Martin Dance), The Trailer of Bridget Dinnigan (Dylan Tighe and the Irish Traveller Movement),  and No Worst There Is None (The Stomach Box) .


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