Ben Kidd

Director

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Ben Kidd

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Ben is a freelance director, and is also co-artistic director of Dead Centre, based in Dublin, who, to date, have made three shows, CHEKHOV'S FIRST PLAY, SOUVENIR and LIPPY. All three shows have toured throughout the world.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Nottingham University, (English with Philosophy, 2:1)
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (Professional Acting, 3 years)
NT Studio Directing Course 2011

LINKS
http://cargocollective.com/BenKidd    
For information on Dead Centre, please see www.deadcentre.org  

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

HAMNET

2016

Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Co-directed with Bush Moukarzel

SHAKESPEARE’S LAST PLAY

2018

Schaubuhne Berlin

Co-directed with Bush Moukarzel

IN THE NIGHT TIME (BEFORE THE SUN RISES)

2016

Gate Theatre

By Nina Segal

CHEKHOV'S FIRST PLAY

2015

Dublin Theatre Festival / Schaubuhne, Berlin / Brisbane Festival

Co-directed with Bush Moukarzel

SPRING AWAKENING

2014

Headlong Theatre / UK Tour

By Frank Wedekind in a new version by Anya Reiss

LIPPY

2013

The Lir (Dublin) / Traverse / Young Vic

Co-directed with Bush Moukarzel
*Winner: Irish Times Best Production / Fringe First / OBIE

THE COLLISION OF THINGS

2013

Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh)

THE SHAWL

2012

Young Vic (London)

SOUVENIR

2012

New Theatre (Dublin) / The Yard (London) / Abrons Art Center (New York)

ANNE AND ZEF

2012

Salisbury Playhouse / Company of Angels

RICHARD III

2010

Riverside Studios / UK Tour

APART FROM GEORGE

2009

Finborough Thetare

HAMNET

This fascinating production takes us into a child’s view of the world, without any sentimentality.★★★★ (The Guardian)

An extraordinarily fascinating and moving disposition on the meaning of life and particularly of death (Irish Independent)

IN THE NIGHT TIME

"Witty, bold and confrontational" ★★★★ (Georgia Snow, The Stage)

“Ben Kidd’s production is full of visionary hilarity…a piece of such insight, humour and darkness” ★★★★ (Tessie Johnson, Time Out)

CHEKHOV’S FIRST PLAY

"An essay on Chekhov, theatre and life. Deeply moving.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Berlin)

“An iconoclastic and joyful version of Platonov. Returns us to the essence of theatre.” (Le Monde, Paris)

SPRING AWAKENING

"The most thrilling adaptation of Spring Awakening I have ever seen" ★★★★★ (Financial Times) 

"In Headlong’s searing update, Wedekind’s 1891 “children’s tragedy” seems crazy fresh and old as time" ★★★★★ (Sunday Times)

"Ben Kidd's ingenious production makes this often censored play newly wild and newly convincing" ★★★★  (Observer)

LIPPY

"Lippy is like nothing else you’ll see" ★★★★★ (Irish Times)

"Magnificent and chilling… a stunning piece of theatre" ★★★★★ (The Scotsman)