Tommy Murphy


Tommy Murphy is a playwright and screenwriter.

Tommy wrote the feature film Holding The Man (Goalpost Films) directed by Neil Armfield which premiered at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival. Tommy was also an Associate Producer on the film. Tommy's long association with Tim Conigrave's memoir Holding The Man began with his 2006 stage adaptation for Griffin Theatre Company. This very successful production returned in 2007 to Griffin, then onto the Sydney Opera House, Company B Belvoir, Brisbane Powerhouse and Melbourne Theatre Company presentations. There have been separate productions on the West End (Trafalgar Studios), San Francisco, Auckland and Los Angeles. Tommy's adaptation won the NSW Premier's Literary Award and Australian Writers' Guild award for Best Play.

Tommy's other screenwriting credits include writing for the award winning television series Devil's Playground (Matchbox Pictures/ Foxtel), Offspring, and Spirited (both for Southern Star Entertainment).  

Tommy's other stage works include: Peter Pan (Belvoir Street, including Broadway presentation at New Victory Theatre); Gwen in Purgatory (Belvoir Street and La Boite, directed by Neil Armfield); Saturn's Return (Sydney Theatre Company); Blood Wedding (Adaptation of Lorca's play for Royal and Derngate Northampton Theatre, UK);  Strangers in Between (Griffin, Winner NSW Premier's Award); and Troy's House (ATYP). His new play Mark Colvin’s Kidney premiered at Belvoir Street in February, 2017.  

Tommy is currently developing plays for the Sydney Theatre Company, writing episodes of new one hour dramas for Goalpost Pictures and Matchbox Pictures (both for Foxtel) and he’s created a new television series for Goalpost Pictures and SBS.

 For enquiries regarding Tommy Murphy please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199.