Luke Davies

Luke Davies

theatre director

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Current productions:

The Chemsex Monologues will be at the King's Head from 21st March to 9th April 2017 and at the Adelaide Festival from 6th - 19th March. It was the subject of a feature piece in DAZED and received five star reviews in What's On in Adelaide, Act Drop, London Theatre 1, Jack the Lad and Gay Times.

​His most recent production, The HIV Monologues (Theatre 503, King's Head, Ace Hotel) has been nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Ensemble, received nine 5 star reviews and has recently been published by Oberon Books. 

Previous productions:

Superficial (The Glory, 2016) 'important and timely piece' ***** Gay Times
The Clinic (King's Head, 2015) 'gives a whole new meaning to intimate theatre ***** Flazeda
​Queers (King's Head, 2015) 'definitely worth a watch' ***** Gay Times
Journey to Sex Colony 01 (Edinburgh and Brighton, 2014) 'really kind of wonderful' **** The List
King Ubu (Edinburgh, 2014) 'fresh, exciting and brilliantly funny' Must See Show - The Stage
East (Edinburgh, 2008) 'one to watch in the future' **** British Theatre Guide.


Luke Davies is joint artistic director of Dragonflies Theatre with playwright Patrick Cash ('one to watch' - The Independent). He is also one of the co-founders of the Con|Eva Project. He trained as a theatre director at LAMDA, and has assistant directed for Sarah Esdaile, Richard Beecham, Caroline Leslie, Heather Williams, Stephen Rayne and James Kerr.

Outside of his theatre work, he is a freelance journalist. He has published book reviews in the Times Literary Supplement, Literary Review and the LA Review of Books, and comment pieces in Left Foot Forward, openDemocracy, Left Futures and The Conversation. 

He recently completed an AHRC funded PhD at UCL on representations of homelessness in interwar British literature. He has a first class degree in English Literature from UCL, a Masters in Issues in Modern Culture (Distinction) from UCL, and a Masters in Theatre Directing (Distinction) from LAMDA. He has a number of academic articles due to be published in early 2017.


Theatre Directing - MA - LAMDA

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

English Literature - PhD - UCL

Aug 2011 - Jun 2015