David Wike




David comes from coastal Somerset. He trained in script-writing at Bournemouth and directing at the BOV.

He started his career as a theatre director and has worked at the Yvonne Arnaud, Colchester Mercury, Theatre by the Lake, York Theatre Royal and Bristol Old Vic among others; productions have included 'HAIR', 'CRAZY GARY'S MOBILE DISCO' and 'SALAD DAYS'. He also devised, directed and designed the UK premiere tour of 'A DISTANT COUNTRY CALLED YOUTH', based on the writings of Tennessee Williams. It got five star reviews, one critic saying, 'An inspiration to anyone, particularly the young, to follow their dreams'.

David enjoys creating performances with young people and those with specific needs. He has been involved in new writing projects at Southwark Playhouse and has designed and delivered training at several leading UK drama schools.

He has recently written his first feature screenplay, 'SPRING IN JUNE' – set near where he grew up – and has also directed a 30 minute pilot for the film. Other screen projects include a Writer's Room proposal for Fiction Factory Films, story-lining a micro budget sit-com and well as several feature treatments.

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