Kirrie Wratten - Biog
Kirrie has been directing plays, ranging from Shakespeare to new writing via Chekhov and Noel Coward, for the past fourteen years.
Kirrie previously worked with Earwig Arts on Sally’s play, Edward’s Presents, which was produced at the Union Theatre, Southwark in 2004.
Other directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Les Liaisons Dangeureuses, The Cherry Orchard, Present Laughter, The Dresser by Ronald Harwood and Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker, all at the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells.
On the London fringe, in addition to Edward’s Presents, favourite productions have included Drinking to Remember by David Varela, Wit by Margaret Edson and Romeo and Juliet, in a promenade performance in the crypt of St Andrew's Church, Holborn.
She has directed two new plays by Jason Charles, Rupture and Counterfeit Skin, and two one woman shows; Eleanor Bennet’s Off her Trolley for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Essentially Ethel, by Gill Stoker, about the composer and suffragette, Ethel Smyth.
She has also directed three plays by Judy Upton; Undone for the Arundel Theatre Festival, a new play, Gaby Goes Global, which was part of the Fresh Ideas Season at the New Wimbledon Studio in 2009, and The Ballad of a Thin Man at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham. Also in 2009 she directed Ellen, by Alison Mead, for the Henley Fringe Festival. Last year she directed The Crucible for The Wateryard Group in Mayfield, East Sussex, and In Remembrance, an evening of poetry, prose and songs for Remembrance Day. She is currently planning a production of Twelfth Night with the same company.
Kirrie won the Best Director Award at the Lion and Unicorn’s Solo Festival in 2008.
Kirrie trained as a director with Mike Alfreds, Elen Bowman, Katie Mitchell, Tatiana Olear and Ian Rickson (Living Pictures Productions). She is a member of the Young Vic Genesis Directors project.