David Farr is a playwright, screenwriter and stage director, whose
plays have been performed all over the world. In recent years he has
moved into film and television, working on the long running
BBC show Spooks and completing his first feature film, Hanna, for Focus Features in 2009.
David's theatre career began when he became Artistic Director of the
Gate Theatre, London, in 1995. His work at The Gate earned him a
reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in British theatre,
a reputation that he built on when he left The Gate to become Artistic
Director of Bristol Old Vic in 2002. His time at Bristol earned him a
TMA Award for Best Director for his production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
In 2005, David left Bristol and took up the post of Artistic
Director of the London's Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. David's tenure at
the theatre established it as a driving force in high quality visual
theatre. During his time there, he wrote and directed a hugely
successful adaptation of Kafka's Metamorphosis, as well as directing the acclaimed devised piece Water with Filter Theatre.
In 2009, David left The Lyric to become Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His first productions, The Winter's Tale, King Lear and The Homecoming all opened to critical acclaim.