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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 and nominations

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).

Productions

2017

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Director: Sam Buntrock
BB Promotion, Germany

FLOOD PART I, II & III

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

International live music tour

STRAIGHT TO YOU

 

 

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 University 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).

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