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About the director

Director Prasanna Puwanarajah is a writer, actor and director. His debut play Nightwatchman premiered at the National Theatre in 2011, where he has also worked extensively as an actor and is currently appearing in Absolute Hell. He directed Moth at the HighTide Festival and Bush Theatre, where it was a 2013 Time Out Critics’ Choice.

For television he has directed the acclaimed Spoof or Die for Channel 4, which received special screenings at the Belfast Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and the London Short Film Festival. His other short films include BOY, written in response to the London 2012 Olympic Games and The Half-Light. He is an Associate of Wilton’s Music Hall, a Trustee of the National Youth Theatre, the Criterion Theatre and Headlong, and a Patron of The Theatrical Guild. Last year he directed A Bitter Herb at RADA. He trained in medicine and worked as a doctor in the NHS.