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Des Kennedy

Credits as Resident and Associate Director include: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2 (West End), The Nether (West End); Once The Musical (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); Elixir of Love (Welsh National Opera).

Theatre credits include: 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); The Laramie Project (Bush Theatre Directing Award and Judges Award For Ensemble, NSDF).

Des was the Trainee Director on 6 Degrees, a BBC Northern Ireland/Stirling Film & Television Production in 2012.