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David Farley
David Farley Greater London
Based in: Greater London
Member Of: SBTD
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Credits as Designer include Sunday in the Park with George in New York and the West End, which won Olivier Awards for best design and best musical production at the Wyndhams and was nominated for costume design and set design at the 2008 Tony Award

His credits in the West End include; The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, McQueen, Daddy Long Legs, A Little Night Music and Little Shop of Horrors, and A Little Night Music and 13 on Broadway.  

Other theatre credits include; Flood (Slung Low, Hull); Million Dollar Quartet (U.K. Tour); The Fairy Portal Camp (RSC Stratford Avonbank Gardens, with Slung Low); Crush (U.K. Tour); Camelot, The Shining City (Slung Low for Sheffield Crucible); The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); The White Whale (Slung Low, Leeds).

Opera credits include La Bohéme  (San Francisco Opera/Houston Grand Opera/Canadian Opera Company) and The Turn of the Screw (New York City Opera/BAM).

Image credit: James Phillips

Featured Work


Company: Slung Low
Space: : Victoria Dock, Hull
Year of Production Opening: September 2017
Role/Title: Designer
Designing a Slung Low show is never a simple creative challenge. Flood particularly so, as this was to be a 4-part epic, performed over a year.

Part 1 was a short film shot in the North Sea; Part 2 a large scale open-air live show performed on water; Part 3 a piece of theatre filmed for television; and Part 4 a concluding large scale open-air on water live show. Each show has its own community performance company of 100.

This was the second show I have designed on/in water, which comes with its unique challenges though this was at a much larger scale. The ambition of the shows are only possible because the creative team, crew and cast operate as a creative gang, everyone pitches in on all duties and it is a much richer creative experience as a result.

Image credit: James Phillips
Image credit: James Phillips
Image credit: James Phillips
Image credit: James Phillips


Director: Alan Lane
Writer: James Phillips
Lighting Designer: Katharine Williams
Sound Designer: Matt Angove
AV Designer: Brett Chapman
Design Assistant: Heledd Rees
Composer: Heather Fenoughty
Movement Director: Lucy Hind
Fight Director: Liam Evans-Ford
Pyrotechnics:: Doug Nicholson of External Combustion