About Luke Kernaghan
Directing credits include: How To Fall Flat On Your Face (Garter Lane Arts Centre, Ireland); La Ronde, Treasure Island (Lighthouse Theatre, Poole); Disney’s Freaky Friday (Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre – European premiere); From Morning To Midnight (Rose Theatre, Rose Bruford); Chaika: First Woman In Space (Edinburgh Festival); Magpies (Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin) Blood And Ice (Shelley Theatre); Sunday In The Park With George (Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre); Clockwork Canaries (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Let The Right One In (Abbey Theatre Dublin/National Theatre of Scotland – original production directed by John Tiffany); Unplugged (National Theatre of Scotland); Códice Ténoch (National Theatre of Mexico/Royal Shakespeare Company); Redcrosse (Royal Shakespeare Company); HeartbreakBeautiful (Theatre Royal Plymouth); The Urban Girl’s Guide To Camping, No Way Out: Huis Clos (Southwark Playhouse); Vantastic&Lobster (Oval House).
Associate or Assistant Director credits include: What Shadows, Winnie & Wilbur (Birmingham Rep); The James Plays, Dunsinane (National Theatre of Scotland); TheHomecoming (Jamie Lloyd Company); Richard III, A Soldier In Every Son (Royal Shakespeare Company); Novecento (Donmar Warehouse).
Luke is an Associate Director of the multi-award winning Australian company Big hART, collaborating on Namatjira (Southbank Centre, London); Hipbone Sticking Out (Canberra Centenary Theatre/Melbourne Festival); Blue Angel (Tasmanian International Arts Festival) and To A Different Drum (WHS).
Luke received an MA in Directing from the Central School of Speech and Drama, and trained at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris, as well as on the National Theatre of Great Britain Director’s Course. He was a finalist for the JMK Young Director’s Award.