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A projected image of Amanda Hadingue as Janina and Tamzin Griffin as Mother

Kirsty Housley is an award winning director, writer and dramaturg. 


Recent directing includes Cutting The Tightrope: Arcola Theatre (various writers);Jekyll and Hyde for the National Theatre; Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead for Complicite (co director); The Horse with Matthew Herbert and Imogen Knight for The Edinburgh International Festival and Barbican Centre; Hope, a short film for Clean Break;  Extinct for Theatre Royal Stratford East; The Long Goodbye Livestream for Manchester International Festival and Wetransfer; Tao of Glass at The Royal Exchange for Manchester International Festival (co-director with Phelim McDermott); Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran at Sundance Film Festival, BAC and The Traverse, Edinburgh (co-created with Javaad Alipoor); I’m a Phoenix, Bitch (co-director with Bryony Kimmings) and Mephisto (A Rhapsody) at The Gate; The Encounter for Complicite (co-director with Simon McBurney), The Believers are but Brothers at the Bush, Ovalhouse, West Yorkshire Playhouse Transform17 Season and Northern Stage Edinburgh; Myth at the Royal Shakespeare Co.

Recent Dramaturgy: ECHO by Nassim Soleimanpour at The Royal Court, Can I Live? by Fehinti Balogun for Complicite; Avalanche: A Love Story at The Barbican and Sydney Theatre (Dramaturg); Misty at The Bush and in the West End

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