Des Kennedy

Des Kennedy Portrait

Agent: Davina Shah


Current work includes: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (as associate to John Tiffany, West End) 

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); 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); 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.