Vicky Featherstone

Artistic Director 2013 – present. Featherstone was Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland since its foundation in 2006 – 2012, touring work to venues large and small all around Scotland. One of her first commissions was the hit production Black Watch by Gregory Burke, directed by John Tiffany, which attracted international acclaim, winning multiple awards and touring all over the world.

For the National Theatre of Scotland

Her credits include Enquirer (co-directed with John Tiffany), Appointment with The Wicker Man by Greg Hemphill and Donald McLeary, 27 by Abi Morgan, The Wheel by Zinnie Harris, Somersaults by Iain Finlay MacLeod, Wall of Death: A Way of Life (co-directed with Stephen Skrynka), The Miracle Man by Douglas Maxwell, Empty by Cathy Forde, Long Gone Lonesome by Duncan McLean, Cockroach by Sam Holcroft (a co-production with the Traverse Theatre), 365 (a co-production with the Edinburgh International Festival), Mary Stuart (Citizens, Glasgow and Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh) and co-directed The Wolves In The Walls (Tramway, Lyric Hammersmith, UK tour and New Victory Theater, New York).

For Paines Plough Theatre Company

From 1997-2005, under her directorship, Paines Plough toured extensively across Britain and internationally, garnering many awards for her work as a director and a reputation for discovering and developing the best writing talent. Her credits there include The Small Things by Enda Walsh, Pyrenees by David Greig, On Blindness by Glyn Cannon, The Drowned World by Gary Owen, Tiny Dynamite by Abi Morgan, Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco by Gary Owen, Splendour by Abi Morgan, Riddance by Linda McLean, The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union by David Greig and Crave by Sarah Kane,

Prior to this Vicky worked in television as drama executive for the BBC, Granada TV and Central TV. She created several original drama series, including Where the Heart is and Silent Witness. She started out her career at the Royal Court as an Assistant Director.