Tommy Murphy


Tommy is a playwright and screenwriter. 

He is currently writing an episode of television for Playmaker Media, developing a new original television series idea for Fremantle Media, writing plays under commission for the Sydney Theatre Company and Belvoir Street Theatre and adapting his play Mark Colvin’s Kidney for screen. 

His most recent credit of produced television is the penultimate episode of the series Fighting Season (Goalpost Pictures/Foxtel Showcase). His play, Packer & Sons, will be produced at Belvoir St Theatre later this year, following his 2017 play Mark Colvin's Kidney which premiered at the same theatre (and was nominated for an AWGIE and NSW Premier's Award).

Tommy wrote and was associate producer the feature film Holding The Man (Goalpost Films) directed by Neil Armfield. Tommy script won the AWGIE Award for Best Writing in a Feature Film Adaptation. 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 MTC presentations. There also have been many separate productions internationally, including the West End. The play won the NSW Premier's Award and an AWGIE Award. Tommy's other stage works include: Peter Pan (Belvoir St, including Broadway presentation at New Victory Theatre); Gwen in Purgatory (Belvoir St and La Boite); Saturn's Return (STC); Blood Wedding (Royal and Derngate Northampton Theatre, UK); Troy's House (ATYP); Strangers in Between (Griffin, Winner NSW Premier's Award).

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

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