Kieran Hurley

Contact:

Emily Hickman, The Agency

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t: +44(0)20 7727 1346
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Playwrights' Studio

RCS MA CCT Writer

Former Writers Project

Kieran Hurley

Kieran is a writer, performer, and theatre maker based in Glasgow. Basically means that sometimes he writes stuff that he's in, sometimes he writes stuff that other people are in too; sometimes he does this on his own, sometimes he does it in a way that involves other people.

Past work includes Rantin, a ceilidh-play with music created for the National Theatre of Scotland and the Arches; Beats, a monologue performed with a DJ created with Arches Platform 18 Award; Hitch, an autobiographical story with a live band; Chalk Farm, co-written with AJ Taudevin originally for Oran Mor and subsequently touring internationally in a production by ThickSkin; and a number of short plays including Belcoo and Bruises (Royal Court); and Close, Amanda, and London 2012: Glasgow (Theatre Uncut). Beats won Best New Play at the Critics' Awards For Theatre in Scotland, which Hitch had been nominated for previously.

Kieran's work is published by Oberon and can be found here.

Theatre

Grit: The Martyn Bennett Story
Pachamama Productions / Tramway /Mull - June 2014
Written by Kieran Hurley
Directed by Cora Bissett


Rantin
National Theatre of Scotland / The Arches, Scottish tour - January - March 2014
Written and directed by Kieran Hurley


Chalk Farm
OranMor, September 2012
Written by Kieran Hurley and AJ Taudevin
Directed by Liz Carruthers
Restaged by ThickSkin, Made in Scotland Fringe Showcase 2013 and international tour
Directed by Neil Bettle.

 

Beats
The Arches, April 2012
Traverse Theatre, August 2012
Bush Theatre, October 2012
Soho Theatre andUKtour produced by Show And Tell, October to December 2013
Written by Kieran Hurley
Co-directed by Kieran Hurley and Julia Taudevin

 

Hitch
The Arches, September 2009
Forest Fringe, August 2010, andUKand international tour dates 2010 to 2012
Written by Kieran Hurley
Co-directed by Kieran Hurley, Julia Taudevin, Dick Bonham, Jamie Fletcher

 

Short Plays

Belcoo
Royal Court Open Court Season (PIIGS), June 2013
Written by Kieran Hurley
Directed by Richard Twyman



London 2012: Glasgow
Theatre Uncut, Traverse, August 2012
Written by Kieran Hurley
Directed by Emma Callander

 

Amanda
Theatre Uncut, Traverse, August 2013
Written by Kieran Hurley
Directed by Hannah Price


Close
Theatre Uncut, Traverse, August 2014
Written by Kieran Hurley
Directed by Hannah Price

 

Collaborations


The Deficit Show
OranMor, November 2013
Written by multiple writers, including Kieran Hurley
Directed by Gary McNair


Demons
Oran Mor, October 2012
Written by multiple writers, including Kieran Hurley
Directed by Catrin Evans

 

Whatever Gets You Through The Night
The Arches, June 2012
Written by multiple writers, including Kieran Hurley
Directed by Cora Bissett

 

The Jean Jacques Rousseau Show
Oran Mor, February 2012
Written by multiple writers, including Kieran Hurley
Directed by David MacLennan and Catrin Evans

 

Awards

Winner: Critics' Awards for Theatre inScotland, Best New Play forBeats

Winner: Arches Platform 18 New Work Award for Beats

Nominated: Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, Best New Play for Hitch

Nominated: Stage Awards, Best Solo Performance forBeats

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