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Kieran Hurley

About Kieran Hurley

Kieran is an award winning writer, performer, and theatre maker based in Glasgow.

He is currently working on a number of projects across film, TV and theatre.

Kieran’s work is published by Methuen and can be found here.

TV

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Film

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    • BEATS
    • Rosetta Productions/Sixteen Films/Wild Bunch/Altitude/BFI/ Creative Scotland.
    • Based on Kieran’s play of the same name / Co-written and directed by Brian Welsh / BIFA Nominated for Best Debut Screenplay, WGGB nominated for Best Screenplay. “BEATS is more than just a big-screen rave: it’s funny and euphoric, heartfelt and harrowing” The Sunday Times **** The Guardian, ****, The Times ****, Evening Standard ****, Time Out, **** The Scotsman

Theatre

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    • THE ENEMY
    • National Theatre of Scotland
    • Directed by Finn Den Hertog / ***** Theatre Scotland **** The Guardian **** The Observer **** The Scotsman
    • MOUTHPIECE
    • Soho Theatre
    • “Gripping, truthful and engaged … Mouthpiece reaffirms Kieran Hurley’s place as a hugely talented playwright for today” ***** The Stage
    • MOUTHPIECE
    • Traverse Theatre
    • **** The Guardian, The Scotsman, The Herald
    • SQUARE GO
    • Paines Plough Roundabout Theatre, Edinburgh Festival
    • Co-written with Gary McNair / FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER 2018 / “funniest show of the festival… Hilarious and human high-school two-hander that’s just brilliant fun” The Stage *****
    • A SIX-INCH LAYER OF TOPSOIL AND THE FACT IT RAINS
    • Verbatim Theatre / Perth Theatre tour
    • “Fascinating verbatim play” The Stage “Kieran Hurley’s new touring show for Perth Theatre has that special quality of listening to the voices of a community, and reflecting it back to itself” **** Scotsman
    • HEADS UP
    • Edinburgh Fringe Festival & UK Tour
    • FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER / CATS BEST NEW PLAY AWARD WINNER / CATS BEST NEW PLAY AWARD WINNER
    • AN INJURY
    • Ovalhouse Theatre
    • BEATS
    • Soho Theatre
    • BEATS
    • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    • Written and performed by Kieran Hurley / CATS BEST NEW PLAY AWARD WINNER 2012 “A tremendous piece of storytelling that takes us back to 1994… One of the best shows of the Edinburgh Festival last year” The Guardian **** ‘An impressive piece of storytelling’ The Times ****
    • RANTIN
    • National Theatre of Scotland & Scotland Tour
    • **** The Guardian
    • CHALK FARM
    • Òran Mór / International tour 2014 – produced by ThickSkin
    • "Brilliant, sharp, poetic, passionate, full of searing insight into the politics of blame" **** The Scotsman
    • HITCH
    • Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Audio

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    • BBC Radio 4
    • Written and performed by Kieran Hurley