Vicky Featherstone joined the Royal Court as Artistic Director in January 2013. Currently her Royal Court/Abbey Theatre co-production of David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue is running at The Public Theater, New York. At the Court she has recently co-directed My Mum’s a Twat by Anoushka Warden and directed Gundog by Simon Longman and Bad Roads by Natal’ya Vorozhbit in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs along with Victory Condition by Chris Thorpe in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Vicky first directed Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs & the Abbey Theatre Dublin in 2016. Previous directing at the Royal Court includes Alistair McDowall’s X; Zinnie Harris’s How to Hold Your Breath; Molly Davies’s award-winning God Bless the Child; Maidan: Voices from the Uprising; Abi Morgan’s The Mistress Contract; Dennis Kelly’s The Ritual Slaughter of George Mastromas; Ali McDowell’s Talk Show; Nicole Beckwith’s Untitled Matriach Play and The President Has Come to See You by Georgian playwright Lasha Bugadze. Vicky was Artistic Director of Paines Plough 1997-2005 and was the founding Artistic Director of The National Theatre of Scotland 2005-2012. She began her career at West Yorkshire Playhouse and in television.