Daniel joined the Mercury Theatre, Colchester as Artistic Director in 2013 and has since directed THE HIRED MAN, THE HISTORY BOYS and THE BUTTERFLY LION there. Current projects include the regional premiere of BETTY BLUE EYES (a co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse, and Salisbury Playhouse) and a new production of MACBETH.
Previously he was Artistic Director of New Perspectives Theatre Company (2003-2012); Associate Director of the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton (1996-2003); Artistic Director of Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company (1992-1996); and Community & Education Director of the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester (1988-1992).
He has adapted THE BUTTERFLY LION, FARM BOY, FRIEND OR FOE AND THE IRON MAN for stage.
For New Perspectives directing includes: THE BUTTERFLY LION, FARM BOY (which transferred to New York), LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD ; DOLLY; THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN; THE FALLING SKY; FAITH HEALER; SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT; THE FARM; IN SEARCH OF PONTIFLUNK; THE HIRED MAN (which also transferred to New York); ON SATURDAYS THIS BED IS POLAND; SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING; THE IRON MAN; THE ALLOTMENT; NOT NOW, BERNARD & OTHER MONSTER STORIES; THE EVIDENCE; THE GHOST DOWNSTAIRS and THE LONG WAY HOME.
Other directing includes: the first ever staging of Seamus Heaney’s BEOWULF; a tour of BILL’S NEW FROCK that included the National’s Olivier Theatre; Freddie Jones as Charles Dickens; Yeat’s KING OEDIPUS; the original stage production of QUADROPHENIA; Roger Lloyd Pack in THE CARETAKER; PETER PAN at Polka Theatre; and FRIEND OR FOE for Scamp Theatre & Watford Palace.
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