Sunday, April 19, 2015


David Farmer is a freelance writer, director and drama consultant. After training as a primary school teacher he founded and was Artistic Director of Tiebreak Theatre Company, which performed plays and workshops to over half a million young people in schools, theatres and festivals across the UK and abroad. He runs courses in London and delivers training for schools, arts organisations and language schools in the UK and internationally.

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David is the author of three books on drama, including 101 Drama Games and Activities and Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years as well as numerolus plays and articles. In 2014 he is directing The Legend of the Rood, a series of four Mystery Plays to be performed in the rural Norfolk village of Bergh Apton by local people.

Other recent work includes managing educational arts projects for Creative Partnerships, advising Shakespeare Schools’ Festival on their teacher training programme and working as Writer in Residence at Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth. He has recently trained teachers and students in schools, conferences and universities in Switzerland, Portugal and Turkey. As well as visiting schools across the UK to deliver INSET and CPD sessions, he is a guest tutor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a training consultant at the Norwich Institute of Language Education. David contributes regular articles to Teaching Drama Magazine.

'David Farmer's direction encourages a sense of wonder and wit'  - Sunday Telegraph

Contact Details:
David Farmer, 24 Glebe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 3JG, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)797 321 7876
Email here

Recent and Forthcoming Work


European Council of International Schools, Nice, France: Keynote Speaker
The Legend of the Rood (Mystery Play Cycle), Bergh Apton, Norfolk: Director
Girls' Day School Trust, London: Trainer, National Training Day
Rockmount Primary School, London: INSET Twilight Session
Perform Show, Olympia, London: Workshop Leader
Redbridge Primary School, Ilford, London: INSET Day


Charles Primary School, Paisley, Scotland: INSET Day
Camrose Primary School, Harrow, London: INSET Day
Preston Manor All-Through School, Wembley, London: INSET Day
Norwich Institute for Language Education: Using Drama for TEFL
St Augustine's Priory, Ealing: Twilight INSET session
Dicle University, Turkey: Guest Lecturer
Shakespeare Schools' Festival: Associate Artist/Deviser
Central School of Speech and Drama:
Guest Lecturer
Perform Show, Olympia, London:
Workshop Leader
Toynbee Studios, London:
Primary Drama INSET Day
Eastside Educational Trust, London: 
Practitioner Training Workshop
Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth:
Writer in Residence


Other Recent Work:

Ashfold School, Buckinghamshire: INSET Day
Olympic Drama: Workshop Leader (18 schools across London and East Anglia)
Oporto British School, Porto, Portugal: INSET Day
Harleston Players: Mentoring for Youth Theatre
English Teachers' Association of Switzerland, Yverdon: Workshop Leader
St John's Primary School, Bethnal Green, London: INSET Day
Anglia Ruskin University: Guest Lecturer
Shakespeare Youth Festival: Mentor for young people
Creative Partnerships: Creative Agent 
Drama for Learning and Creativity (D4LC): Mentor for teachers
Norfolk County Council: Norfolk Arts Partnership Manager 

Drama Books


"One of the handiest things to have around" - Teaching Drama magazine

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"...bubbles over with imaginative ideas which could be used to good effect by non-specialist as well as seasoned drama teachers." - Teaching Drama Magazine.

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"A must-have for those serious about the teaching of drama in primary school settings" - Teaching Drama magazine

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This brand new collection of eight short plays for children and young people is supported by inspirational drama games designed to bring creativity and fun to the rehearsal room.

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