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John Kerr

John Kerr trained as screenwriter with the National Film and Television School. Theatre includes: Creditors, Mechanical Piano and The Jury. Film and television includes: The Riveter, Flying Colours, Capital City, The Volunteer, Night Shift. Radio includes: Stranger in the Bed. Books include: The Red Hog of Colima and Tic and Toc.


Sara Kestelman

Sara Kestelman is a British actress, best known for her extensive work in theatre where she has performed frequently at the National Theatre, as well as with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her television roles include Fräulein Schneider in Cabaret (1993), for which she won an Olivier Award; Countess Vronskaya in Anna Karenina (2000) and roles in Casualty, Holby City and Midsummer Murders.

Sara Kestelman
Sara Kestelman on Hippolyta and Titania

Ismail Khalidi

Ismail Khalidi is a Palestinian-American poet and playwright. His plays include Tennis in Nablus, Truth Serum Blues and Sabra Falling. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and received his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in Chile.

Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora

Kamal Khalladi

Kamal Khalladi is a playwright, director, university course director and founding member of the Théâtre de l'Atelier in Meknes, Morocco.


Arzé Khodr

Arzé Khodr was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1976 just a year after the beginning of the civil war. She has worked as a theatre teacher and as an actress. She writes for television.

The House

Deirdre Kinahan

Deirdre Kinahan is an award-winning playwright and a member of Aosdána, Ireland's elected body of outstanding artists.

Her plays include: An Old Song, Half Forgotten (Abbey Theatre, 2023); Outrage (Fishamble, 2022); The Visit (Draiocht, Dublin Theatre Festival 2021); The Saviour (Landmark Productions, 2021); In the Middle of the Fields (Solas Nua DC, 2021); Embargo (Fishamble 2020); Dear Ireland (Abbey Theatre, 2020); The Bloodied Field (Abbey Theatre 2020); Rathmines Road (Fishamble and Abbey Theatre, 2018); Crossings (Pentabus Theatre, 2018); The Unmanageable Sisters, an adaptation of Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2018); Wild Sky (Dublin, 2016); Spinning (Fishamble, 2014); Halcyon Days (Solstice Arts Centre, Co. Meath, and Dublin Theatre Festival, 2012); and Moment (Solstice Arts Centre, Co. Meath, 2009; Bush Theatre, London, 2011).

In 2024, she and actor Bryan Murray were jointly awarded the inaugural Pratchett Prize for challenging the stigma of Alzheimer's Disease, for Kinahan's play An Old Song, Half Forgotten.

Halcyon Days
Salad Day
The Unmanageable Sisters
Rathmines Road
The Saviour
Raging: Three Plays/Seven Years of Warfare in Ireland
Raging: Outrage
Raging: Wild Sky
Raging: Embargo

Dawn King

Dawn King is an award-winning writer working in theatre, film, TV, VR and radio.

Her work for the stage includes: The Trials (Donmar Warehouse, London, 2022); Dystopia987 (Manchester International Festival, 2019); Salt (National Theatre Connections, 2019); an adaptation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (Royal and Derngate Theatre and the Touring Consortium, 2015); Ciphers (Out of Joint, Bush Theatre and Exeter Northcott, 2013/14); and Foxfinder (winner of the 2011 Papatango New Writing Competition, and first staged at Finborough Theatre, London, 2011; revived in the West End in 2018).

For Foxfinder, Dawn also won the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright award 2013. She won Most Promising Playwright at the Off West End awards 2012 and was shortlisted for Best New Play at the Off West End awards 2012, the Susan Smith Blackburn prize 2012 and the James Tait Black drama prize 2011/2012.


Dawn King
Foxfinder (original edition)
The Trials

Rory Kinnear

Rory Kinnear is an actor and playwright. He has played Hamlet and Iago at the National Theatre, Angelo in Measure for Measure at the Almeida, and Bolingbroke in Richard II for the BBC. He won the Critics' Circle Most Promising Playwright Award in 2014 with his first play, The Herd.

The Herd

Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), Just So Stories (1902), and many short stories. His poems include 'Gunga Din' (1890) and 'If–' (1910).

His relationship with his son, who was killed during the First World War, is explored in David Haig's play My Boy Jack (1997), published by Nick Hern Books.

Rudyard Kipling
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book

Lucy Kirkwood

Lucy Kirkwood is a British playwright and screenwriter whose plays include: The Human Body (Donmar Warehouse, London, 2024); Rapture (promoted as That Is Not Who I Am, Royal Court Theatre, London, 2022); The Welkin (National Theatre, London 2020); Mosquitoes (National Theatre, 2017); The Children (Royal Court Theatre, 2016); Chimerica (Almeida Theatre & West End, 2013; winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2013 Evening Standard Best Play Award, the 2014 Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award); NSFW (Royal Court, 2012); small hours (co-written with Ed Hime; Hampstead Theatre, 2011); Beauty and the Beast (with Katie Mitchell; National Theatre, 2010); Bloody Wimmin, as part of Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle Theatre, 2010); it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now (Clean Break & Arcola Theatre, 2009; winner of the 2012 John Whiting Award); Hedda (Gate Theatre, London, 2008); and Tinderbox (Bush Theatre, 2008).

She won the inaugural Berwin Lee UK Playwrights Award in 2013.

Lucy Kirkwood
it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now
Women, Power and Politics: Then
Beauty and the Beast
Bloody Wimmin
#LoveTheatre Day bundle
The Children
Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One