Patrick Kealey - Artistic Director
Patrick has been a Director, Actor, Writer, Dramaturg & Lecturer in Theatre for over forty years.
He studied English Literature at St Catherine's College, Cambridge, where he specialised in Modern European Drama.
After twenty years as a professional actor he founded Group K Theatre with Designer Bruno Santini - with past work viewable here. Major projects included an adaptation of Kafka's Amerika (Southwark Playhouse: Time Out's Critic's Choice), Kristendom (based on Medieval Catalan war epic Tirant lo Blanc: Bridewell Theatre), Shrew'd (an adaptation of Shakepeare's The Taming of the Shrew and John Fletcher's The Tamer Tamed: Arcola Theatre) and Presto (Or the Secret Life of Swift and Gulliver) (Arts Council-funded national tour, and Riverside Studios).
Most recent work includes:
Dramaturg for Lucidity Suitcase Incontinental's Seventeen Border Crossings (Bogata Colombia, Philadelphia USA, Edinburgh Fringe and Manchester Lowry).
Associate Artist with Hallucinating Angels.
Projects include: Co-Director & Devisor of We Are For Sale (DLWP, 2012), Director of Band of Gold (Coastal Currents & DLWP, 2013).
Writer & Director of Seven Seconds (Hastings Fringe Festival, 2017).
Recent return to performing in Hitleria Pizzeria for Its Not Us theatre company.
Writer (book) & Director for Paris Snow Musical (Kino-Teatr, March 2017).
His one-man show The Life and Times of Archie & Mehitabel is currently touring.