David Farley

David has a BA (Hons) Degree in Theatre Design from Wimbledon School of Art and left in 1999 with a 1st class in Technical Arts Design. He also has a BTEC Foundation Studies in Art and Design from the Oxfordshire School of Art and Design.

Awards

Sunday in the Park with George  (New York) with Timothy Bird

Nominated for the Tony Award for Costume Design (2008) at the Roundabout Theatre.
Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Set Design (2008) at the Roundabout Theatre.
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
Nominated for Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)

Sunday in the Park with George  (West End) with Timothy Bird
Olivier Award for Best Design at the Wyndhams (and Olivier Best Musical production)
Evening Standard Best Design Award at the Wyndhams
Critics Circle Award for Best Design at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Daddy Long Legs
Nominated for LA Ovation Award for Best Scenic Design (Large Theatre)

2017

FLOOD
Director: Alan Lane
Slung Low, Hull

2016

LA BOHÉME
Director: John Caird
San Francisco Opera
THE FAIRY PORTAL CAMP
Director: Alan Lane
Slung Low/ RSC
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Director: Ian Talbot
UK Tour
THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY
Director: Mark Bell
Criterion Theatre

2015

DADDY LONG LEGS
Director: John Caird
Davenport Theatre, New York
SNAPSHOTS
Director: Daniel Goldstein
US Tour
CRUSH
Director: Anna Linstrum
Belgrade Theatre/UK Tour
CAMELOT: THE SHINING CITY
Director: Alan Lane
Sheffield Crucible/Slung Low Productions
McQUEEN
Director: John Caird
St. James Theatre and West End

2014

ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Director: Sam Buntrock
German Tour/BB Group GmbH
LA BOHÉME
Director: John Caird
San Francisco Opera
THE WHITE WHALE
Director: Alan Lane
Slung Low/Leeds (Site-specific)
LITTLE MISS SCROOGE
Director: John & Sam Caird
Rubicon Theatre, CA
DADDY LONG LEGS
Director: John Caird
Florida Studio Theatre/Gompertz Theatre

2013

SNAPSHOTS
Director: Daniel Goldstein
Goodspeed Musicals/Norma Terris Theatre, USA
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Director: Sam Buntrock
New York City Opera/BAM
LA BOHEME
Director: John Caird
Houston Grand Opera/Canadian Opera co-production
DADDY LONG LEGS
Director: John Caird
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canada

Previous Theatre

DADDY LONG LEGS
Director: John Caird
St. James Theatre
TRAVESTIES
Director: Sam Buntrock
McCarter Theatre, New Jersey
ARE YOU THERE McPHEE
Director: Sam Buntrock
McCarter Theatre, New Jersey
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Director: Sam Buntrock
European tour, previously Admiralspalast Berlin/ Tour
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Director: Trevor Nunn(Hungary production recreated by Tom Littler)
Hungary / Broadway, Menier Chocolate Factory / Garrick Theatre productions
TERRIBLE ADVICE
Director: Frank Oz
Menier Chocolate Factory
DADDY LONG LEGS
Director: John Caird
Laguna Theatre, California, Northlight Theatre Chicago, previously Rubicon Theatre, TheatreWorks California, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
ROMEO AND JULIET
Director: John Caird
The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm
THE TEMPEST
Director: John Caird
The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm
KISS ME KATE
Director: John Doyle
Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Ontario
TAKE FLIGHT
Director: Sam Buntrock
McCarter Theatre, Princeton
ASPECTS OF LOVE
Director: Trevor Nunn
Menier Chocolate Factory
tick, tick, BOOM!
Director: Scott Schwartz
Connecticut, USA. Previously Menier Chocolate Factory and Rubicon and Coronet Theatres, Los Angeles.
OKLAHOMA!
Director: John Doyle
Chichester Festival Theatre
JOSH GROBAN
STRAIGHT TO YOU
International live music tour

Opera

LA BOHEME
Director: John Caird
Brown Theater, Houston: Houston Grand Opera Association / Canadian Opera co-production
DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES
Director: Stephen Barlow
Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Other Theatre

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Director: Matthew White
Menier Chocolate Factory / West End & UK tour
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (see above for Awards and Nominations)
Director: Sam Buntrock
5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle / Roundabout Theatre, New York / Menier Chocolate Factory
13
Director: Jeremy Sams
Broadway and Goodspeed Musicals, USA
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (set)
Director: Terry Johnson
Menier Chocolate Factory
SWEENEY TODD
Director: Selina Cartmell
Gate Theatre, Dublin
TAKE FLIGHT
Director: Sam Buntrock
Menier Chocolate Factory
CORPSE!
Director: Philip Wilson
Salisbury Playhouse
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Director: Matthew White
Menier Chocolate Factory
THE LEMON PRINCESS
Director: Ruth Carney
The Caird Company at West Yorkshire Playhouse
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
Director: James Phillips
Kit productions at Sound Theatre
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
Director: James Phillips
Kit productions at Sound Theatre
CROSSINGS
Director: Simon Harris
Script Cymri on tour (including Arcola & Edinburgh Traverse)
A LITTLE FIR TREE
Director: James Phillips
Sheffield Crucible
ZERO DEGREES AND DRIFTING
Director: Jon Spooner
Unlimited Theatre – tour
QUARTERMAINE’S TERMS
Director: Simon Godwin
Northampton/Salisbury Playhouse
MACBETH
Director: James Phillips
Sheffield Crucible Studio
COULD IT BE MAGIC
Director: Jon Spooner
Unlimited Theatre at the Crucible
JUST SO
Arts Educational
DEALER’S CHOICE
Director: Angus Jackson
Theatr Clwyd
THE SEAGULL
Director: Simon Godwin
Theatre Royal Northampton
SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO
Director: Angus Jackson
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME
Director: James Phillips
Jericho Productions at the Pleasance

Set design only

WORKS ON CANVAS and HERE LIE HEDWIG AND STOLLER
Shunt at Arch 12A, Bethnal Green
THE DYBBUK Winner of James Menzies-Kitchen Memorial Trust Award
Director: Mark Rosenblatt
BAC
TAMING OF THE SHREW and MACBETH
Oxford Uni Drama Society’s Japan tour including The Maytheatre, Osaka and The Globe Theatre, Tokyo

As Design Assistant

As Assistant to Peter McKintosh on THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (Duchess); JUST SO (Chichester); BRAND (Haymarket); PERICLES (RSC); BOSTON MARRIAGE (Donmar); THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, HALF A SIXPENCE (WYP); HONK! (UK tour); GUYS AND DOLLS (Sheffield Crucible); HONK – THE UGLY DUCKLING (RNT – Olivier) and THE HANDMAIDEN’S TALE (Royal Danish Opera House).

As Assistant to Christopher Oram on RICHARD III, EDWARD II, THE COUNTRY WIFE (Sheffield Crucible); THE MARRIAGE PLAY/FINDING THE SUN (RNT); ANATOL (Nottingham Playhouse); MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Donmar) and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Bristol Old Vic).

As Assistant to Hildegard Bechtler on DIE WALKURE (Scottish Opera); THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (film for the RNT).

As Assistant to William Dudley ALL MY SONS (RNT) and BLUE/ORANGE (RNT).