Director for Theatre and Writer/Director for TV

Des trained with Rough Magic Theatre Company (SEEDS Programme) and on the National Theatre Director's Course. He was Associate Director at Out Of Joint between 2010-2012.

Des' credits as director include Good Vibrations at the Lyric Theatre Belfast, Teenage Kicks at the Millennium Forum Derry, White Star Of The North at Lyric Theatre Belfast / Theatre Clwyd Cymru, How The World Began with Out Of Joint at The Arcola Theatre, God's Country with Tinderbox Theatre Company Belfast, The Prophet Of Monto at The Flea Theatre Off Broadway, Johnny Meister + The Stitch at Mead Theatre Lab Washington D.C, Dying City at Project Arts Centre Dublin and Scenes From The Big Picture at Callan Theatre, Washington D.C.

Currently Des is working as the Associate Director on the international tour of Harry Potter & The Cursed Child. Des is also a writer and his original script Tribute is in development with Playground Entertainment and his short film The Girl At The Window for the Splendid Isolation series was produced by Lyric Theatre Belfast/BBC Arts NI in 2020.




Writer Colin Carberry & Glenn Patterson
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Writer Colin Bateman
Millennium Forum, Derry
Writer Rosemary Jenkinson
Lyric Theatre Belfast / Theatre Clwyd Cmyru
Producer Out Of Joint
Writer Catherine Trieschmann
Arcola Theatre
Writer Colin Bell

Audience Choice Awards - Best Production 2010

Tinderbox Theatre Company, Belfast
Producer Solas Nua
Writer JP Murphy
Flea Theater, Off Broadway NY
Producer Solas Nua
Writer Rosemary Jenkinson
Mead Theatre lab, Washington D.C
Producer Rough Magic Theatre Company
Writer Christopher Shinn
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Producer Solas Nua
Writer Owen McCafferty
Callan Theatre, Washington D.C

Associate Director 

West End, Broadway & International tour - Australia, USA, Germany, Japan amongst others.

Palace Theatre, West End
Dublin & West End
Duke Of York's Theatre
Duke Of York's Theatre



Original series.

Playground Entertainment
In development


Part of the Splendid Isolation series.

Lyric Theatre Belfast / BBC Arts NI for BBC 2