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Kirsty Patrick Ward

Director

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Jonathan Kinnersley
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Simon Blakey

KIRSTY PATRICK WARD

Theatre Director

Kirsty is currently the Tour Director on THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY (Mischief Theatre/Kenny Wax Productions) and is Associate Director on the same play at the Criterion Theatre in the West End.

Kirsty’s most recent production is Joy Wilkinson’s new play THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING, at the Southwark Playhouse. It received four stars from The Times and five stars from The Daily Express, and has been nominated for an Off West End Award for Best New Play.

Previously her production of EXACTLY LIKE YOU received four stars from The Scotsman at last year’s Edinburgh festival. It then transferred to the Vault Festival 2017 in London, where it won the Festival Spirit Award. Prior to that her show CHEF, written by Sabrina Mahfouz ran at the Soho Theatre in June and July with Just For Laughs Theatre Productions starring Jade Anouka. During its run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014, it was announced as one of the first six winners of a Scotsman Fringe First Awards.

Kirsty is Artistic Director of ‘Waifs + Strays’ theatre company and an Associate Director for nabokov Theatre & Theatre Uncut. She was recently selected for the National Theatre Studio Directors Course ‘15, was shortlisted for the JP Morgan Emerging Directors award in 2013 and was selected as a 2012 finalist for the JMK Young Directors Award.  She also took part in the Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot US/UK Exchange in 2011.

Projects include:

THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING by Joy Wilkinson – 2018
Director
Southwark Playhouse
★★★★ The Times  ★★★★★ The Daily Express

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY (UK & IRELAND TOUR)
by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer – 2018 till 2019
Director
Co-production with Birmingham Rep & Kenny Wax Ltd, Touring the UK & Ireland

TABLE by Tanya Ronder – 2017
Director
3rd Year Acting Company / Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts / Sennheiser Studio Theatre

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer -2017/2018
Associate Director
Criterion Theatre, West End

EXACTLY LIKE YOU by Lotte Rice – 2016/2017
Director
Winner: Festival Spirit Award, Vaults Festival
Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe 2016 / The Cage, Vaults Festival
★★★★ The Scotsman

SNOW WHITE by Lee Sutton – 2012 & 2016
Co-Devisor & Director
The Old Vic Theatre / Educational Schools Tour 2012 & 2016

 CHEF by Sabrina Mahfouz – 15th June – 4th July 2015
Director
Winner: Fringe First 2014
Soho Theatre
A nuanced, deeply moving story…vigorous, subtly political work.’ ★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Scotsman      ★★★★★ The Independent

NFTS 3rd YEAR SCREENWRITERS GRADUATION & FIRST YEAR PLAYS – 2015 – 2017
Director
The National Film and Television School / Soho Theatre

PRESENT LAUGHTER by Noel Coward – 2016
Associate Director to Stephen Unwin
Bath Theatre Royal / Regional Tour

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Bryony Lavery – 2016
Associate Director to Damian Cruden
York Theatre Royal / Regional Tour

COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Ayckbourn  – May 2015
Associate Director to Lindsay Posner
Menier Chocolate Factory

ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard – 2015
Assistant Director to Blanche McIntyre
English Touring Theatre & ATG, UK Tour

OTHELLO by William Shakespeare – March 2015
Assistant Director to Bill Buckhurst on the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production.
Shakespeare’s Globe

COMETS BY Miriam Battye  (Winner of the Ideastap SUMMER 2014 BRIEF) – 2014
Director     
Undeb Theatre, Latitude Festival / Festival No 6
 
KING LEAR by William Shakespeare – 2013 / 14
Assistant Director to Bill Buckhurst
Shakespeare’s Globe 

EVITA music by Andrew Lloyd Webber & lyrics by Tim Rice – 2014
Co-Director
MT4uth, T13, Belfast
 
PEOPLE LIKE US by Jake Brunger – 2012
Director
Pleasance Theatre, London
 
A WRITERS RESPONSE TO ‘CHAVS’ BY OWEN JONES – 2012
Director & Producer
‘Waifs + Strays’, Lyric Hammersmith/ Latitude Festival
 
OUR NEW GIRL by Nancy Harris – 2012
Assistant Director to Charlotte Gwinner
The Bush Theatre, London

24 HOUR PLAYS: CELEBRITY GALA – 2011/ 2013
Assistant Director to Michael Buffong & Simon Godwin
Old Vic Theatre, London
 
YOUNG PRETENDER by E. V Crowe – 2011
Associate Director
Underbelly / Hull Truck / Watford Palace / Mercury Theatre

BUNNY by Jack Thorne –  2010 / 2011
Assistant Director to Joe Murphy
Winner: Fringe First Award 2010              
Underbelly Edinburgh / Soho Upstairs / 59E59 Theatre, New York / Regional Tour

 

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