Dublin Theatre Festival


David Farr

David Farr is Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith. He was previously Joint Artistic
Director of Bristol Old Vic, 2003-05 and Artistic Director of Gate Theatre,
For the Lyric Hammersmith, as Writer/Director:Ramayana; Metamorphosis; The
Odyssey and The Magic Carpet.
For the Lyric Hammersmith, as Director: The Birthday Party; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; Water (Filter/Lyric Hammersmith/Warwick Arts Centre) and Julius Caesar (Royal
Shakespeare Company/Lyric Hammersmith).
Other theatre, as Writer/Director: Tamburlaine (Bristol Old Vic/ Barbican
BITE); The UN Inspector (National Theatre); The Odyssey (Bristol Old
Vic/West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Nativity (Young Vic); Crime and
Punishment in Dalston (Arcola); The Thoughts of Joan of Arc on the English
As She Burns at the Stake (Young Vic); Night of the Soul (Royal Shakespeare
Company) and Max Klapper – a Life in Pictures (Electric Cinema).
Other theatre, as Director: Coriolanus (Royal Shakespeare Company/Old Vic);
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (winner Best Director TMA Awards 2003); The
Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and Paradise Lost (Bristol Old Vic); Leonce
and Lena, Candide, Barbarous Comedies and The Boat Plays (Gate Theatre); Hove (National Theatre); The Winter’s Tale (Gavella Theatre, Zagreb)
and The Taming of the Shrew (Nottingham Playhouse).
Other theatre, as Writer: Elton John’s Glasses (Watford Palace/West
End/Tour, winner Best Regional Play, 1999 Writer’s Guild awards); The Danny
Crowe Show (Bush Theatre); The Queen Must Die and Ruckus in the
Garden (National Theatre Connections) and Great Expectations (Bristol Old Vic).
Opera includes: Powder Her Face and Snatched by the Gods (Almeida).
TV includes: Regular writer for BBC’s Spooks.
Radio includes: Crime and Punishment in Dalston (writer/director Radio 3).



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