The death has been announced of the award-winning theatre designer Monica Frawley.

Dublin-based Monica Frawley, who was 65, designed the premiere productions for many Irish dramatists including Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Frank McGuiness, and Marina Carr.

The Abbey Theatre described her today as fearless, inspirational, and groundbreaking.

Frawley trained at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the Central School of Art and Design, London. She worked as a designer with a number of major theatres, including the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, Druid Theatre Company, Galway, The Lyric, Belfast, The Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis), Opera Ireland and many theatres in the U.K., including the National Theatre, London, the Tricycle Theatre, London and the Traverse in Edinburgh.

She received multiple awards for her work and was last year presented with the Judges Special Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, in acknowledgement of her innovative and illustrious career.

Watch: Monica Frawley on inspiration

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She won a London Time Out Theatre Award for At The Black Pigs Dyke for Druid Theatre Company, an Irish Times Best Costume Design award for The Taming of the Shrew for Rough Magic Theatre Company and an Irish Times Best Set Design award for Heavenly Bodies, for the Abbey Theatre. 

She is survived by her husband, Vincent Woods, and extended family.