Tommy Murphy


Tommy Murphy is a playwright and screenwriter.

Most recently Tommy wrote the penultimate episode of the TV series Fighting Season (Goalpost Pictures) which went to air on Foxtel Showcase in 2018. His play, Packer & Sons, has been commissioned and programmed as part of the 2019 season at Belvoir St. His hit play Mark Colvin's Kidney premiered at Belvoir Street in 2017. The play was nominated for an AWGIE Award and the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting at the 2018 NSW Premier's Awards. 

Tommy wrote the feature film Holding The Man (Goalpost Films) directed by Neil Armfield which premiered at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival. Tommy’s script won the AWGIE Award for Best Writing in a Feature Film – Adaptation. He 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 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); Troy's House (ATYP); Strangers in Between (Griffin, Winner NSW Premier's Award). Strangers In Between has enjoyed success in 2018 with a Melbourne & Sydney revival and a production at Kings Head Theatre in London.

Tommy is currently developing a play for Sydney Theatre Company.

Tommy's screenwriting credits include writing for the award winning television series Devil's Playground (Matchbox Pictures/ Foxtel), Offspring, and Spirited (both for Southern Star Entertainment).  He is developing a new television series with Goalpost Pictures;

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