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Kieran Riddell

Director Southampton

Preferred pronoun: He/Him

I'm a director currently living and working in Southampton. Important aspects of my identity are that I am gay and working-class so, while they might not necessarily be the focus of all my work, they do inevitably influence it. I am experienced in dramaturgy and developing new writing through R&D workshops, and highly skilled in comedy and text analysis. I am involved in various regional groups across the South (Chichester, Southampton and Salisbury), and am originally from the Midlands.


DIRECTOR, Sweet Cherry Ripe (Rehearsed Reading), Nuffield Southampton Theatres, 1 performance, 2018
OBSERVING DIRECTOR, Women in Power, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, 4 weeks, 2018
SCRIPT READER, Various, Salisbury Playhouse, 3 months, 2017
DIRECTOR, Timothy, Touring - Burdall's Yard (Bath) / The Egg (Bath) / Taipei National University of the Arts / The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, 2-3 days in each venue, 2015/16


Springboard 2019, facilitated by Nadia Latif
Dramaturgy in British Theatre workshop, led by Zoe Svendsen
Assistant Directing, Directing Contemporary and Classic Plays workshop, led by Max Lindsay, Tinuke Craig and Jonathan Munby
Directing Ensemble Theatre workshop, led by Simon Harvey (o-region and Kneehigh)
Developing New Writing workshop, led by Ria Parry and Jen Tang
Directing Translated Plays workshop, led by Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry
Approaches to Directing Text workshop, led by Adam Penford
BA (Hons) Acting, 1st Class, Bath Spa University


2-5 years


Dialect / Voice Direction
TV / Film


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