David is an award-winning stage director. His recent production, Tonight with Donny Stixx by Philip Ridley at the Edinburgh Fringe, won The Stage Best Solo performance award. Prior to that he directed another Philip Ridley new play Radiant Vermin, which enjoyed a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre (The Stage described it as ‘masterfully directed'), and Alice Birch’s Little Light at the Orange Tree Theatre. David has successfully staged new work from writers including Critics Circle Award winner Barney Norris, multi-award winner Timberlake Wertenbaker and Harold Pinter Playwrights Award winner Anders Lustgarten. He picked up a Fringe First award for Dark Vanilla Jungle 2013, and was nominated for Off West End awards for Best Director in both 2011 and 2014. He was also nominated for the Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer Award 2011. David is currently the Associate Director at Southwark Playhouse, a Programming Advisor for Tristan Bates Theatre, and serves on the board of Stage Directors UK.
Sean Michael Verey
Sean won the 2015 Stage Award for Best Solo Performance at the Edinburgh Festival for the world premiere of Philip Ridley's searing monologue Tonight With Donny Stixx; and in the same year was nominated for the OffWestEnd Best Actor Award for Ridley’s Radiant Vermin, both directed by David Mercatali. On TV, Sean is best known for playing the lead role of Jamie Prince in hit BBC Three sitcom Pramface for several years.