JAMES FARRELL - DIRECTOR

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BIOGRAPHY

For the HandleBards: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S
DREAM, HAMLET, MACBETH, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, ROMEO & JULIET, and TWELFTH NIGHT.

 

Other credits include: ANIMAL FARM (Royal & Derngate), MUCKY KID (Theatre503), TWELFTH NIGHT (Royal & Derngate), TROJAN WOMEN (Jack Studio), PERICLES (RSC), MIRACLE (Hen & Chickens), REVERIE (Pleasance), NOWHERE MAN (Etcetera Theatre), CARVE (Tristan Bates), and THE SPERM MONOLOGUES (E4 Udderbelly).

 

As Associate Director: THE 39 STEPS (Criterion Theatre and National Tour), NEVILLE’S ISLAND (Chichester Festival Theatre / Duke of Yorks) and GOODNIGHT MR TOM (West End & National Tour).

 

James is an Associate Practitioner at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

 

And his favourite Shakespeare quote?

 

“Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

My Favourite Thing About The HandleBards:

The fact that anything goes.

If Shakespeare Was Alive Today:

I would ask him how to do the Masque in the Tempest.

The Biggest Adventure I've Ever Had:

Was taking 200 bikes to The Gambia and teaching children how to cycle so they could get to school more easily.

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