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David Gilbert is a director and theatre maker from Zimbabwe who's worked with the top leading theatre's in the UK since 2012. David has worked on projects and shows with Kiln Theatre, National Theatre, Young Vic, Unicorn, Almeida, Halfmoon, Oval House, Cambridge Junction and Trafalgar Studios. He is a recipient of the 3 Month Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme at Cambridge Junction; working on a range of productions by companies including Unit, New International Encounter and Dancing Brick. In 2018 & 2019 David directed shows in Brighton & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. In 2019 David took Young Vic's Parallel production of The Convert to Zimbabwe. Recently, working with Talawa Theatre as an assistant producer for their New Work department; David directed their 3rd short film. As part of their series called ”Tales From The Front Line" about profiling black key workers during the pandemic. Recent, associate director with Frantic Assembly on UK tour of Othello 22/23 & Metamorphosis 23/24.

Young Vic Parallel The Convert, Zimbabwe 2019 


Shot by Sarah Zadie Baiden, Southbank London 2017

David has particular expertise working with physical theatre/movement, young actors and solo/autobiographical artists. David has engaged with projects classed under terms like new writing, devised theatre and ensemble led theatre.

Be it theatre, physical theatre, workshops, film, music, actor training, performance art or any other art form. David's core focus in any and all of his work now is collaboration.  

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