by John Patrick Shanley
13 March - 22 April 2017
Ken trained as a director with Joan Knight at Perth Repertory Theatre in Scotland. He has worked in theatres throughout the UK and is really delighted to be returning to Vienna’s English Theatre, having directed Dial M for Murder in 2014.
His recent work includes Jack and the Beanstalk (Nottingham Theatre Royal), the premiere of Miss Veitch’s Roses by Jane Livingstone (Oran Mor Glasgow/Lemon Tree Aberdeen), 9 to 5, the Dolly Parton musical (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Thark by Ben Travers in a new adaptation by Clive Francis (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), the premieres of Special Measures, Sex and the Suburbs, and his own stage adaptation of Laurel and Hardy’s Sons of the Desert (Royal Court Theatre Liverpool). Other work includes The Steamie, Two, Dr Angelus, Bus Stop, Noises Off, Stepping Out, The Grapes of Wrath, Outlying Islands and the premiere of Whisky Galore – A Musical (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Oliver!, Macbeth, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, The Deep Blue Sea, Little Shop of Horrors (Perth Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, The Secret Garden, Master Class, Into the Woods, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Slab Boys, The Glass Menagerie (Byre Theatre St Andrews), Sex in Suburbia, Bondagers, The Odd Couple, Hormonal Housewives, Tally’s Blood, A Happy Medium, Parking Lot in Pittsburgh (UK Tours), the premieres of Clinton – The Musical (Kings Head, London) and Follow (Finborough Theatre, London), and Night Mother, Closer Than Ever, Suddenly Last Summer (Freed Center, Ohio, USA).
Future work includes the premiere of a new musical called The Sunshine Ghost by Andy Cannon and Richard Lewis, which will tour in Scotland later this year.