Kent Remembers Theatre Director Adam Brace

It is with great sadness that the University of Kent learned of the recent death of Theatre Director Adam Brace.

Adam graduated from the University in 2002 with a BA(Hons) in Drama and Theatre Studies specialising in Directing in his final year.  He went on to continue his postgraduate studies in writing for performance at Goldsmith’s University in London and established himself as a talented new playwright with StovePipe in 2009 and later They Drink it in the Congo in 2016 and Midnight Your Time (2011) revived in the 2020 online production during lockdown.  In 2016 he joined the creative team at the Soho Theatre in London as an Associate Dramaturg before becoming the Associate Director where he  established a reputation for directing theatre and stand-up.

Dr Oliver Double, Head of the School of Arts, says: ‘I taught Adam on a couple of modules and an independent creative project in which a group of students adapted Withnail and I for the stage. He also used to perform in student-led extracurricular comedy shows which I remember being incredibly inventive and interesting.

‘Adam had built a fantastic reputation in the British comedy industry as a director of stand-up comedy shows. In a comparatively new field, he was one of the leading lights.

‘He kept in touch over the years, showing an interest in and looking out for our graduates. He will be missed by many at the University. Our thoughts are with his partner, family and friends.’