Paul Davies

Artistic Director

Paul is a writer, performer, deviser and director, who holds a doctorate in Politics and a black belt in karate. He is, with Fern Smith, one of the founder members of Volcano. He is now the sole Artistic Director. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Open University for Services to the Arts.

Paul combines a restless fascination with ideas with an originality and audacity that can produce truly astonishing theatre that simply could not have been made by anyone else. He has performed in many Volcano shows, written three plays for the company and directed or devised a number of others. He has directed work in Montreal and Croatia and taught in various academies around the world. In 2018 he taught at the International Festival 'Territory' in Moscow. Work he has directed for Volcano in recent years includes Hamletmachine, The Populars, Seagulls, Black Stuff, L.O.V.E., A Clockwork Orange, Blinda and Alice in Wonderland.

Paul runs Volcano Youth Company, for young people aged 15-24 in South Wales.

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