Writer David Eldridge
Director Michael Attenborough
Design Peter McKintosh
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Music & Sound Dan Jones
Casting Julia Horan
Fight Director Bret Yount
Assistant Director Gbemisola Ikumelo
For the Almeida: Festen (also Lyric West End, winner of 2005 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best New Play).
Theatre includes: The Stock Da’wa (being staged in Spring 2011, Hampstead Theatre); The Lady From The Sea (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester); A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky (with Robert Holman and Simon Stephens, Lyric Hammersmith); Babylone (Belgrade Coventry); John Gabriel Borkman; The Wild Duck; Summer Begins (Donmar Warehouse); Market Boy (National Theatre); Incomplete and RandomActs of Kindness; Under the Blue Sky (Royal Court and West End, winner of Time Out Live Award 2001 for Best New Play in the West End and 2009 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best New Play); Mad; Serving It Up (The Bush); Falling (Hampstead Theatre); A Week With Tony; Fighting For Breath (Finborough); Thanks Mum (Red Room); Dirty (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Cabbage For Tea, Tea, Tea! (Platform 4 Exeter).
Television includes: Killers, Our Hidden Lives.
Short film includes: The Nugget Run.
Radio includes: Like Minded People; Michael and Me; Stratford, Ilford, Romford and All Stations to Shenfield; Festen; The Picture Man (winner of Prix Europa Best European Radio Drama 2008).
In July 2007 the University of Exeter honoured David’s work in theatre and as a playwright by making him a Doctor of Letters. He is Honorary Fellow in Drama at the University of Exeter.
Michael Attenborough is Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre (since 2002). Previously, he was Associate Director, Mercury Theatre, Colchester (1972-74), Associate Director, Leeds Playhouse (now West Yorkshire Playhouse) (1974-79), Associate Director, Young Vic (1979-80), Artistic Director, Palace Theatre, Watford (1980-84), Artistic Director, Hampstead Theatre (1984-89), Principal Associate Director, Royal Shakespeare Company (1990-2002). On leaving the RSC he was invited to become an Honorary Associate Artist.
For the Almeida: Through a Glass Darkly; Measure For Measure; When the Rain Stops Falling; In a Dark Dark House; The Homecoming; Awake and Sing; Big White Fog; There Came A Gypsy Riding; Enemies; The Late Henry Moss; Brighton Rock; The Mercy Seat; Five Gold Rings.
For the RSC: Amphibians; The Changeling; Les Liaisons Dangereuses (UK and European tour); After Easter; Pentecost; The Herbal Bed (also in the West End and Broadway); Romeo and Juliet; A Month in the Country; Othello; Henry IV parts I and II; The Prisoner’s Dilemma; Antony and Cleopatra.
For the Palace Theatre productions include: The Girl in Melanie Klein; The Big Knife; Romantic Comedy (also in the West End); Terra Nova.
For the Hampstead Theatre productions include: The War at Home (also on Broadway); Particular Friendships; That Summer; Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme; Separation (also in the West End).
Freelance: Over a Barrel; Single Spies (Turnstyle Group); 1984 (Citadel Theatre, Edmonton); Yerma (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Anna Weiss (West End); My Mother Said I Never Should (Royal Court); Fashion (Tricycle Theatre); Apollo and Daphne (North Wall); Playing with Fire (National Theatre).
For the Almeida: House of Games; Waste; Cloud Nine; Romance; The Silent Twins and Love Counts (Almeida Opera).
Theatre includes: The 39 Steps (New York, Boston, Australia, Korea, China, Russia, Japan, Israel, Italy, UK and USA tours) for which he received two Tony nominations on Broadway (Best Scenic Design and Best Costume Design).
West End includes: Love Story; Shirley Valentine / Educating Rita; Prick Up Your Ears; Entertaining Mr Sloane; Fiddler on the Roof; The Dumb Waiter; Summer and Smoke; Donkeys’ Years; The Home Place; The Birthday Party; Ying Tong; A Woman of No Importance; Boston Marriage.
Other theatre includes: King John; Brand; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Pericles; Alice in Wonderland (RSC); The Heretic (Royal Court); Honk!; Widowers’ Houses (National); Luise Miller; Serenading Louie; Be Near Me; The Chalk Garden; John Gabriel Borkman; The Cryptogram (Donmar Warehouse); Love Story; Pal Joey; The Scarlet Letter; Just So (Chichester Festival Theatre); Antony and Cleopatra (Liverpool Everyman Playhouse); Crazy For You; Hello Dolly! (Regent’s Park, Olivier nomination, Best Costume Design); Kirikou et Karaba (Casino de Paris); Me and My Girl; Fiddler on the Roof; Assassins; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Guys and Dolls (Sheffield Crucible).
Opera includes: The Handmaids' Tale (Royal Danish Opera, Canadian Opera, ENO).
For the Almeida: Becky Shaw; Brighton Rock; Big White Fog; The Lightning Play; Enemies; Blood Wedding; Whistling Psyche.
Theatre includes: Racing Demon; An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible); The Three Musketeers (Rose Theatre); Lend Me A Tenor (Plymouth Theatres); Tell Me on a Sunday (tour); Master Class (Theatre Royal Bath); The Critic / Real Inspector Hound; Bingo; The Master Builder; Oklahoma; The Grapes of Wrath; Cyrano De Bergerac (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Secret Garden (Edinburgh Festival Theatre / Toronto); The Cherry Orchard; Arthur and George (Birmingham Rep); Dirty Dancing (West End / Toronto / Hamburg / Utrecht / USA tour / Berlin); The History Boys (tour / West Yorkshire Playhouse); Alphabetical Order (also tour); Darker Shores; Amongst Friends (Hampstead Theatre); A Month in the Country (Salisbury Playhouse); Cinderella (Old Vic); Sleeping Beauty (New York / Barbican / Young Vic); Henry IV Parts I and II (Washington Shakespeare); The Play What I Wrote (Broadway / West End); Merrily We Roll Along (Donmar Warehouse); Hamlet (Japan / Sadler’s Wells); Yes Prime Minister; Toyer; Imagine This; Bad GirlsThe Musical; Otherwise Engaged; As You Like It; Romeo and Juliet; Of Mice and Men (West End). Working extensively with the RSC, his recent credits include Morte D’Arthur, Twelfth Night and Hamlet.
Opera includes: Die Frau Ohne Schatten; Elektra (Mariinsky, Russia); Ariadne Auf Naxos (WNO / Boston); Die Fledermause (WNO).
Dance includes: productions for Northern Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House and Sadler’s Wells.
Music & Sound
For the Almeida: Through a Glass Darkly.
Theatre includes: England (National Theatre / Whitechapel Gallery / international tour); Kursk; War Music; The Watery Part of the World; Going Dark (Sound&Fury); A Prayer for My Daughter (Young Vic); Fall (RSC / Traverse); Slippage (Rambert Dance Company); Othello; The Turn of the Screw; Uncle Vanya (Bristol Old Vic); Peter Pan; Happy Days; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dundee Rep); Coriolanus; The Changeling; The Taming of the Shrew; Julius Caesar; The Tempest (Tobacco Factory).
Film includes: Max; Shadow of the Vampire; Manolete; Tomorrow La Scala; Four Last Songs; Twockers.
Television includes: Criminal Justice; Dead Set; David Attenborough’s Darwin and the Tree of Life; Sahara; Witness, Real Lives; The Spying Game; Wildlife on One; The Ghosts of Rwanda; The Natural World; David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals; Horizon; The Iron Duke.
Radio includes: Between the Ears (BBC Radio 3).
Audio artwork and installations include: Suburban Counterpoint: Music for Seven Ice Cream Vans (LIFT, NNF10); Sky Orchestra (Fierce Festival, RSC Complete Works Festival, Sydney Festival and international tour); Dream Director (ICA, Arnolfini and tour); Listening Posts (permanent installation Cork Harbour); Paradise Omeros (Julian Isaac, Tate Modern). Dan has also produced string Arrangements for Massive Attack and Alpha / Jarvis Cocker.
Dan recently co-directed Kursk at The Young Vic.