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Des Kennedy

Current and upcoming work includes: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (as associate to John Tiffany, West End and Broadway); New Playwrights Programme (Lyric Theatre, Belfast).

Theatre Credits include: Once The Musical (Dublin); Gulliver's Travels (YMT); Party Lines (Ardent Theatre, Westminster Reference Library); Teenage Kicks, A Punk Musical (Millennium Forum, Derry City of Culture); White Star of the North (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); How The World Began (Out of Joint); The Prophet Of Monto (Axis Theatre, Dublin); God’s Country (Tinderbox Theatre Company, Audience Choice Award for Best Production at Belfast Festival, Queen’s); The Prophet Of Monto (Flea Theatre, New York); Between Life And Nowhere (3LD, New York for Old Vic New Voices Arden Project); Safety (Arcola); Johnny Meister +The Stitch (Mead Theatre Lab, Washington DC); The Great Ramshackle Heart (Public Theatre, New York for Old Vic New Voices); Dying City (Project Arts Centre, Dublin); Salaam Mr Bush (Royal Court, Rehearsed Reading); Scenes From The Big Picture (Named “One of the Best 10 Theatre Productions of a Decade”) and Woman And Scarecrow (both for Solas Nua Theatre Company, Washington DC); Vernon God Little, Seven Jewish Children and The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot (Brian Friel Theatre, Belfast); and The Laramie Project (Awarded Bush Theatre Directing Award and Judges Award for Ensemble, NSDF).

Credits as Associate Director Include: The Glass Menagerie; The Nether (West End); Once (West End & Dublin); Our Country’s Good, Top Girls, Bang Bang Bang and A Dish Of Tea With Dr Johnson (Out of Joint).

Credits as Assistant Director: Now Or Later and Paradise Regained (Royal Court); Pentecost/ Spokesong (Rough Magic); Crooked (Bush Theatre); and Elixir Of Love (Welsh National Opera).

Des was the Trainee Director on 6 DEGREES a BBC Northern Ireland/ Sterling Film and TV production in 2012.