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Robert Farquhar

 Robert Farquhar in rehearsals for The Big I Am. Photograph by Brian Roberts.
Robert Farquhar in rehearsals for The Big I Am. Photograph by Brian Roberts.

Robert Farquhar
Writer, The Big I Am

Previous work for Everyman & Playhouse: Dead Heavy Fantastic (Everyman); A Word Doesn’t Exist (Everyman/Slung Low Anthology) and Di is Dead (Playhouse Studio).

Theatre credits include: God’s Official, Dust to Dust, Bad Jazz, Kissing Sid James, You Are Here, Empty the Thought-Bubble, Almost Forever But, The Angry Kitchen Sink and The Trial of Josef K. The first four of these (as well as Dead Heavy Fantastic) are published by Josef Weinberger. They have often received their first performances at the Unity Theatre Liverpool, but have subsequently had productions in many theatres in the UK, including Hull Truck, Stephen Joseph Scarborough, The Drum Plymouth, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Bolton Octagon, and Assembly Rooms Edinburgh. They have also been performed internationally in countries such as the United States, Canada, Italy, Norway, Ireland, Australia, Malta, Slovakia, Norway and South Africa.

He was a member of Big Wow Theatre Co, and scripted and directed all their shows. These included Swanky Geezer Nonsense, Insomnobabble, Dark Grumblings, The Friendship Experiment and The Art of Falling Apart.

Directing credits include: Lonesome West (Royal Court Liverpool); Omnibus (Unity/Royal Court) and The Trial of Josef K (LIPA).

Film credits include: Kicking Off (Winner of Best British Independent Feature at Raindance Film Festival).

Other work includes: Sink or Swim (Spike); Spookshow (Spymonkey) and The Beggars Opera (European Opera Centre).

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