Conrad Murray is a theatre maker, director, musician, writer and composer. As artistic director, he has led the BAC Beatbox Academy for the last decade, innovating and pioneering hip hop/ beatbox theatre.
His last major production Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster got 5 star reviews from The Stage, The Guardian and others and won the Off West End award, Total theatre award, and pick of the fringe at the Adelaide fringe festival. It was adapted into a BBC film in 2020.
Pilots’ Crongton Knights (Musical Director / composer) was picked as one of the top theatre shows of the year by the Guardian in 2020.
He was chosen as part of The Stage’s top 100 people in their 2020 list which highlighted his show High rise eState Of Mind with his theatre company Beats & Elements, and a finalist in The Arts Foundations theatre makers category.
Current projects include - new BAC Beatbox Academy hip hop theatre show for kids based on the Pied Piper for Battersea Arts Centre 2023. He was recently Beatbox Coach on Giles Terera’s The Meaning Of Zong for the Bristol Old Vic.
In 2022, his first published works were published by Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama, Making hip hop theatre and three original texts Beatbox & Elements – A Hip Hop Theatre Trilogy.
He has collaborated and/ or made work for various venues and institutions including Battersea Arts Centre, The National Theatre Studio, The Lyric Hammersmith, Mountview School of Theatre Arts, The Tate, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Camden People’s Theatre, Roundhouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East, UCL, and The Courtyard Theatre.