David Furlong

David Furlong is from Mauritius and grew up speaking both English and French. He trained in France at the prestigious National Theatre where he also worked with international directors including Deborah Warner and Hans Peter Cloos. Totally bilingual, he’s an experienced actor on stage (Lead role in Montserrat (Paris), and Orestes in The Flies (London), among others, as well as on screen. He works both in Paris and London in French and English (with or without accent) and also runs Exchange Theatre for which he also directs, writes and teaches drama. He was resident director at the French Institute for two years.

David Furlong ‘s Training

Lately, Katie Mitchell’s directing masterclasses
2005-today Ongoing Training. YV Genesis network member. Living Pictures. Barbican Pit Lab.
2001-2004 National Theatre of Chaillot, Paris. 3 Years acting (BA Hons)
1998-2000 Performing arts degree/ Bordeaux University
1998 Mauritius – French Baccalaureat

David Furlong ‘s parts

Parts 2017 – today

2020 : The Great Experiment Myself Michael Walling Border Crossings / Tara Arts
2019 : Great Expectations Jaggers Anastasia Revi Theatre Lab / Playground theatre
—- : The Flies by Jean Paul Satre Aeghisteus David Furlong Hoxton Hall
—- : Noor devised by Exchange Theatre himself Marcus Roche Tristan Bates
2018 : Don Juan by Moliere Sganarelle Anastasia Revi Theatre Lab / Hoxton  Hall
2017 : Misanthrope Alceste Dir by David Furlong Exchange Theatre / Drayton Arms Theatre

Parts 2012 – 2016

2016 : Macbeth – Macbeth Dir by Julien Balageas Cockpit Theatre
—- : The Doctor in Spite of Himself Sganarelle Dir by David Furlong. Exchange Theatre / Drayton Arms Theatre
2015 : Sous la Varangue – Ashwin/Ashique Dir by Christophe Botti. Compagnie Hommes Papillons/ Vingtieme Theatre/ Musee des Confluences
—- : Et toi, Ismene ? – Polynice/Etéocle Dir by Nathalie Adam. Chemistry Theatre/ Exchange Theatre/ Voila festival @ the Cockpit theatre.
2014 : Tempete Sittal Dir by Muriel Sapinho and collective devising by the company. Compagnie Gerard Gerard/ International Street Theatre Festival Aurillac ECLAT
2013 : Un air de famille by Jaoui/Bacri Philippe Dir by Emilie Perraudeau. Exchange Theatre / Art Fabric/ The Drayton Theatre
2012 : Around Jules Vernes in 80 minutes David Co dir and devised with Alex Kanefsky Exchange Theatre

Parts 2009-2011

2011 : L’avare by Molière – Valere Dir by David Cottis Baron’s Court Theatre/ Something Wicked Theatre
2010 : Huis Clos (In Camera/No Exit) by JPSARTRE  Garcin Dir by Gigi Robarts Baron’s Court Theatre/ Something Wicked Theatre
—- : The Engineer of Chelm by Rebecca Nesvet Pilatre de Roziers Dir by Joel Stanley Merkavah Theatre/ Jewish Museum
—- : Square(d) by D.Furlong Francis Dir by Francesca Seeley New Wimbledon Studio/ Echange Theatre
2009 : A House Bath by Feydeau Catulle Dir by Gael Colin Brockley Jack Theatre/Echange Theatre
—- : The Flies by Jean-Paul Sartre Orestes Kevin Rowntree Camden People’s theatre/ Echange Theatre/ Myriad productions/ Londres
—- : Medea by Euripides Ageus Dir by Jodi De Souza Humble Theatre
—- : Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare Tybalt Dir by Muriel Sapinho Compagnie Gerard Gerard/Theatre National de Chaillot/ Estivales of Perpignan

Parts 2006-2008

2008 : Madame’s Late Mother (Feu,La mere de Madame) by Feydeau Lucien Dir by Samuel Miller Rosemary Branch Theatre/ Echange Theatre/ Londres
—- : Love’s labours lost by Shakespeare Boyet Dir by Knight Mantell The curious room/ Brockwell Park
2007 : The Rover by Aphra Behn Don Pedro Dir by Natasha Dawn Tabard Theatre/ Hunter productions/ Festival International D’Edimbourg
2006 : Red Oleander by Rabindranath Tagore Phagulal Dir by Kevin Rowntree Camden’s People Theatre/ Myriad productions/ Londres

Parts 2000 – 2005

2005 : Julius Caesar by Shakespeare Crowd Dir by Deborah Warner Theatre National de Chaillot/ Barbican Theatre/Paris
—- : Mr Kolpert by David Gieselman Mr Kolpert Dir by Hans-Peter Cloos Yanka / Theatre National de Chaillot/ Vingtieme Theatre/Paris
2004 : Montserrat by Emmanuel Robles Montserrat Dir by Pierre Sourdive Théâtre de L’Equipe/ Theatre du Chevaleret/ Paris
—- : Tatouages by Dea Loher Wolfgang Massu, The Father Dir by Hans-Peter Cloos Theatre National de Chaillot /Théâtre Ouvert

Parts 2000-2003

2003 : La puce à l’oreille by Georges Feydeau Camille Dir by Pierre Sourdive Theatre de L’Equipe/ Theatre du chevaleret
—- : Histoire/Operette by Witold Gombrowicz Pilsdulsky Dir by Azize Kabouche Theatre de la Danse/ Atelier du chemin
—- : Dom Juan by Moliere Dom Carlos Dir by Pierre Sourdive Theatre du Chevaleret/ Compagnie theatre de l’Equipe
—- : Le Gouffre by Yanka L’homme perché Dir by Michel Lopez and devised by the company. Yanka/ Theatre National de Chaillot/ Espace Kiron
2002 : Jacques le fataliste et son maitre by Diderot Jacques le fataliste Dir by Philippe Bouclet Theatre aux Chandelles/ Abbaye de Fontevraud
2001 : Douze hommes en colère by Reginald Rose Jury n*5 Dir by Frederic Bouchet Theatre des Salinieres
—- : Hamlet by Shakespeare Guildenstern J-Albert Canques Theatre de la Lucarne
2000 : L’Avare de Moliere Cléante Michel Théboeuf Theatre de La Pergola

David Furlong as director

2016 : The doctor in Spite of Himself by Moliere Lycee Francais Charles de G.
2015 : House of Bernarda Alba by Rona Munro Arts Educationnal Drama School
2013 : I live with Freddie Mercury by Thierry Margot Cafe Theatre des Chartrons / Bordeaux
2012 : Scrouge adapted after Charles Dickens French Institute in London
—-  : Le fil à la Patte by Georges Feydeau Lion and Unicorn Theatre
—- : Clocks ! Around Jules Vernes in 80 minutes Lion and Unicorn Theatre
2011 : Lady Mac Wata by Magali Ngongon Ngege Lion and Unicorn Theatre
—- : Le deuil sied à Electre by Eugene O’Neill Lion and Unicorn Theatre
—- : Saturday French Tales residency 12 shows French Institute in London
2009 : The Flies by Jean-Paul Sartre Camden People’s Theatre
2008 : Bal Trap by Xavier Durringer Stoked Festival
2007 : Business by David Furlong Pleasance Theatre / Medialex
2006 : L’échange by Paul Claudel Hackney Empire / Jermyn St. Theatre

Assistant director

2015 : Der Schauspieldirektor Directed by JM Curti Opera by Mozart Geneva’s Opera studio
2014 : L’histoire du Soldat Directed by JM Curti. Opera by Stravinsky/Ramuz Geneva’s Opera studio
2011 : The Changeling Directed by Joe Hill Gibbins. Play by Middleton and Rowley


Translations from French to English

The Exchange by Paul Claudel, (with Fanny Dulin)
Bal Trap by Xavier Durringer (with Fanny Dulin and Exchange Theatre)
Madame’s Late Mother and A House Bath by Feydeau(with Fanny Dulin)
Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo
Montserrat by Emmanuel Robles.

Translations from English to French

Explicit Polaroids and Handbag by Mark Ravenhill,
In the season of the night by Rupert Graves.

Links interviews and contributions

– Oustide of English theatre, do we know our roots? D&D report, September 2016
– My name is David Furlong, Devoted and Disgruntled report post-Brexit, August 2016
This Week London interview, June 2016 ENG
London Macadam interview, June 2016 FR
MBC Tv show, October 2015.
Week End, supplement culturel, October 2015
Le Petit journal de Londres, entretien, January 2011
Talk at Equity Branch Swiss Cottage about Translation, December 2009
Le Mauricien, Cultural supplement, interview of David Furlong by Norbert Louis. March 2009
Feature of David Furlong in Ici-Londres, October 2010
Firefly performing arts magazine in Ben Cooper’s article on “translation” October 2009
Paul Claudel Review, interview of David Furlong by Michael Donley. July 2006

Press – David Furlong

2017: David Furlong just oozes charisma. You simply cannot take your eyes off when he is on stage.  Richard Braine (LPTHeatres)
2017: Solid dramatic performances by talented actors David Furlong and Antonia Desplat in the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth  Alexandra Sakowska (Plays to see)
2016 : Particular praise ought to be singled out for David Furlong, who plays the eponymous “doctor”. He is naturally funny.  Charles Blake (The peg review)
2012: David Furlong is refreshingly natural as Garcin. There is minimal artifice as he drifts seamlessly between friendly and creep.  (Remotegoat)

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