David Farmer is a freelance writer, theatre director and drama consultant. After training as a primary school teacher he founded 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 for a period of twenty-five years. He runs courses in London and delivers training for schools, arts organisations and language schools in the UK and internationally.
‘David Farmer’s direction encourages a sense of wonder and wit’ – Sunday Telegraph
David is the author of several books on drama, including ‘101 Drama Games and Activities’ and ‘Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years’ as well as numerous plays and articles. In 2014 he directed ‘The Legend of the Rood’, a series of four Mystery Plays performed by the villagers of Bergh Apton in Norfolk. In 2013 he was Writer in Residence at Time and Tide Museum, Great Yarmouth. David contributes regular articles to Teaching Drama Magazine.
David Farmer works worldwide with teachers, students and drama practitioners. He has trained teachers in international schools, conferences and universities in France, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey and toured his theatre productions and workshops to New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Colorado Springs, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon. He is currently developing a training project for an Erasmus+ project linked with Portuguese schools.
David has managed educational arts projects for the Writers’ Centre, Creative Partnerships and Norfolk Arts Partnership. He advised Shakespeare Schools’ Festival on their teacher training programme. As well as visiting schools across the UK to deliver INSET and CPD sessions, he is a training consultant at the Norwich Institute of Language Education and has taught at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Anglia Ruskin University.