Kirsty Bushell

Guest Director



Kirsty is an actress, director, writer and teacher.  She studied English Literature at QMW, and trained to be an actress at LAMDA.

Kirsty has worked extensively in theatre and television, playing lead roles at the RSC, National Theatre, The Globe Theatre, The Royal Court, The Bush and many other British Theatres. She has worked internationally with Ivo Van Hove and Out of Joint, as well as working with many prominent directors that include: Peter Gill, Michael Grandage, Daniel Kramer, Josie Rouke, Lyndsey Turner, Sean Holmes, Maria Aberg and Jonathan Munby.

Kirsty has also had the good fortune to work alongside exceptional writers such as: Caryl Churchill, Simon Stephens, Ayad Akhtar, David Elridge, David Grieg, Dennis Kelly, Sam Holcroft and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm.

On leaving drama school, Kirsty was trained to lead Shakespeare workshops at the National Theatre and it was here that her desire to teach was born. She has worked at LAMDA for the past 13 years and has directed many productions. Laurent de Montalembert was one of her first students at LAMDA, and she was delighted when he asked her to join the Fonact staff.  Kirsty has been teaching at Fonact regularly for the last 4 years.