THEATRE SPARK

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Hampshire, England

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KEVIN DAVEY

Artistic Director, Theatre Spark


MINI-BIOGRAPHY


Kevin Davey trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to become a professional actor with comprehensive experience of stage & film.   He is a winner of the BBC Carlton Hobbs Award.  He was a founder member of Business Act: a company providing actors to promotional and educational events (Penguin Books, Cheltenham Literature Festival).   For the past 20 years Kevin has worked continuously as a theatre director and producer, and as a drama tutor.  Currently, he is Director of Theatre Spark.  Theatre Spark’s vision is to offer the very best drama through performance and teaching. 


TEACHING


Kevin’s current and most recent experience includes: Public Speaking Coach for the National Citizenship Scheme (NCS) at Kingston University and West Thames University (London); managing a teaching team delivering A Level and BTech drama courses as Head of Drama & Theatre Studies at the Wessex Performing Arts Centre (Alton College) and; specialized drama teaching for students with additional needs at Dove House School Academy (Basingstoke).  Kevin has delivered theatre in education with Polka Theatre (Wimbledon) and the Pied Piper Theatre Company (London).  He has taught Communication Studies to young adults.  Kevin regularly coaches auditioning and improvisation techniques through group workshops, classes and modules, and via one-to-one tutoring and mentoring sessions.


KEVIN DAVEY: PERFORMANCE CREDITS


National and West End theatre productions include: An Ideal Husband, Manchester Royal Exchange, Barnaby and the Old Boys, Vaudeville Theatre (The Strand, London), The Dressmaker, Theatre Royal (Bath), Double Dealer, Theatre Royal (Brighton) & Yvonne Arnaud (Guildford), Women Beware Woman, Wolsey Theatre (Ipswich), The Real Thing, Sheffield Crucible & York Theatre Royal.  Film, TV and radio productions include:  Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (BBC), Deptford Graffiti (C4), Stay Lucky (ITV), The Bill (ITV), The Unbroken Line (Illustra Films), Great Expectations (BBCR4), The Beginning of Sound (MTV), plus a range of training and promotional videos (Lloyds Bank, Museum of the Moving Image, National Film Theatre, London Film Festival).


KEVIN DAVEY: DIRECTING CREDITS 


According to Hoyle (William Gaminara)

Dahling You Were Marvellous (Steven Berkoff, adapted by Kevin Davey)

A Servant to Two Masters (Carlo Goldoni)

Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World (Louis de Berniѐres)

Totally Over You (Mark Ravenhill)

Memory of Water (Shelagh Stephenson)

Happy Families (John Godber)

The House of Bernarda Alba (Frederico Lorca)

Lord of the Flies (William Golding adapted by Kevin Davey)

The Trial (Franz Kafka adapted by Steven Berkoff)

Multiplex (Christopher William-Hill)

The Director (Nancy Hasty)

The Exam (Andy Hamilton)

Bedroom Farce (Alan Ayckbourn)

Black Snow (Mikhail Bulgakov adapted by Keith Dewhurst)

The Arsonists (Max Frisch)

Outside Edge (Richard Harris)

100 (Petterly, Monaghan & Heimann)

Habeas Corpus (Alan Bennett)

Amongst Barbarians (Michael Wall)

How to Completely Disappear (Fin Kennedy)

The Ladybirds (Tony Layton)

Season’s Greetings (Alan Ayckbourn)

Bizarre and Rummage (Sue Townsend)

Blood Wedding (Frederico Lorca)

Playhouse Creatures (April De Angelis)

Skriker (Caryl Churchill)

The Government Inspector (Nikolai Gogol)

Be My Baby (Amanda Whittington)

Equus (Peter Shaffer)

Punk Rock (Simon Stephens)

Canvas (Michael Wynne)

Enron (Lucy Prebble)

Find Me (Olwyn Wymark)

London Cuckolds (Edward Ravenscroft)

Everyman (anonymous - adapted by Kevin Davey)

Pride & Prejudice Jane Austin (adapted by Wendy Taylor)

Metamorphosis (Stephen Berkoff)

Oedipus (Stephen Berkoff)

Top Girls (Caryl Churchill)

La Ronde (Arthur Schnitzler)

Six Characters in Search of an Author (Luigi Pirandello)

Psychosis 0:48 (Sarah Kane)

Attempts on her Life (Martin Crimp)

Saved (Edward Bond)

Amongst Barbarians (Michael Wall)

Our Country’s Good (Timberlake Wertenbaker)

Touched (Stephen Lowe)

Medea (Euripides)

Lysistrata (Aristophanes)

How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found (Doug Richmond)


In addition, Kevin has directed over 500 devised or improvised student productions since 2001.


KEVIN DAVEY: RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS 


Postgraduate Certificate in Education (University of Greenwich)

3 Year Diploma in Modern Psychology (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Personal Construct Therapy Certificate (London School of Economics)  

3 Year Acting Diploma [Distinction] (Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art)

Certificate of Proficiency in Stage Fighting (The Society of British Fight Directors)

Theory of Music - Grades 1 - 5 (Music Composition)


Kevin holds a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate (Enhanced)