I had the absolute pleasure of working with David Thacker today, what a top fellow! He was doing some guest teaching at Bolton College and apart from being a lovely guy he is also very easy to work with and a great director!

Bit of Information on David

He has worked at eight producing theatres including the Royal Shakespeare Company (Director-in-Residence), the Young Vic (Director), the Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster (Theatre Director), and the National Theatre. Seven of his productions have transferred to the West End.

He has won Olivier Awards for Best Director (Pericles) and Best Revival (Pericles) and the London Fringe Award for Best Director (Ghosts) and Best Production (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).

Television Work
David is also a prolific television director. He has directed more than 30 TV productions, including episodes of The Vice, Silent Witness, Foyle’s War and Waking the Dead. He has also directed films, such as Measure for Measure, A Doll’s House, Broken Glass, The Mayor of Casterbridge and Faith, the critically acclaimed film for the BBC set in the Miners’ Strike.

Recent Theatre Work
Building on the success of the Octagon’s 40th anniversary season, Thacker planned a year-long programme of work for his first season. The wide-ranging repertoire of productions includes plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen and Miller, a world premiere, a co-production, a revival of one of Mark Babych’s (Artistic Director 1998 – 2008) most successful productions, contemporary classics and a musical.