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Des Kennedy – Director and Co-Creator

Des is part of the original creative team of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, and is the Associate Director for the Palace Theatre production and International Associate Director on both the Broadway and Australian productions.

Theatre Credits include: Good Vibrations (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); New Playwrights Programme (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); 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 Bigger 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).