Fin
Kennedy

Playwright

Fin Kennedy is an award winning playwright whose play How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found, was the first unproduced play to win the John Whiting Award in forty years. It was produced to critical acclaim at the Sheffield Crucible and transferred to the Southwark Playhouse, London.

Fin's new play Life Raft opened at the Bristol Old Vic.

Fin has also written numerous plays for young people. The Unravelling, which he wrote in partnership with Mulberry School in East London, won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival. This was followed by a retrospective of Fin's work with Mulberry school at Southwark Theatre called Silkworks, which featured The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping. 

Fin was chosen as one of nine writers selected for the 30th Anniversary celebration of the Pearson Playwrights' Scheme at the National Theatre in 2003 and has been a Writer in Residence at the Soho Theatre and at Half Moon YPT. He is the artistic director of the Tamasha Theatre company.

CV

Theatre

Writer 

Producer Lucy Hunt
Director Melly Still
Starring
  • Oscar Adams
  • Kai Ball
  • Tilly Bennett
  • In a mysterious dystopia, against a backdrop of war, a lifeboat filled with children is adrift at sea - their passenger liner sunk by an unknown enemy. 

    Bristol Old Vic
    Creator Fin Kennedy

    A new site specific play for Hydrocracker Theatre Company and the Brighton Festival. A future, just one notch away from our present. Economic chaos, food riots and blackouts are an everyday reality. An embattled NHS is forced to make harsh choices about who to treat. But one maverick consultant, in one pioneering hospital, thinks he has an answer. A new drug. A drug so revolutionary that it won’t just cure you – it might actually herald the next stage in human evolution … but at a terrible cost.

    Hydrocracker
    Director Luke Kernaghan
    A new play for Mulberry School
    Southwark Theatre
    Director Chris Meads
    Live Theatre, Newcastle and The Gate, London
    National Theatre Studio reading
    Theatre & Beyond, Brighton
    Director Abigail Morris
    Starring
  • Joe Armstrong
  • Corinne Skinner Carter
  • Lucy Davenport
  • Matthew Delamere
  • A behind the scenes look at a team of social workers and their clients
    Soho Theatre
    Locked In
    Runner Up prize at 2008 Brian Way Awards
    Director Angela Michaels
    Original play for Half Moon Young Peoples Theatre
    Half Moon Young People's Theatre
    Director Anna Linstrum
    Monologue for I Confess at Hoxton Hall
    Tricycle Theatre commission
    Director Ellie Jones
    Sheffield Crucible
    Director Julia Voce
    An original play for The Mulberry School
    Edinburgh Festival play for Mulberry School
    Director Angela Michaels
    An original play for Half Moon Young People's Theatre
    Half Moon Young People's Theatre
    Director Topher Campbell
    An original play for Red Room looking at issues of immigration
    Southwark Playhouse and UK tour
    An original play for Mulberry School
    Edinburgh Festival play for Mulberry School
    The Unravelling
    Winner of a Fringe First
    An original play about three daughters competing in storytelling, written for The Mulberry School
    Edinburgh Festival 2009

    Radio

    Writer 

    Director Nadia Molinari
    Starring
  • Emma Cunliffe
  • Lee Engleby
  • Joanne Mitchell
  • Conrad Nelson
  • Original afternoon play for BBC Radio 4
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster Radio 4