David Peacock (theatre administrator)

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David Peacock (1924-2000), was a British theatre administrator.

Peacock was born in England on 14 April 1924. He was the son of a civil servant father and a French mother.[1]

After serving in the armed force in World War II, he was stage manager at the Royal Opera House.[1] In 1964, he emigrated to Canada, and was succeeded by Stella Chitty as general stage manager.[1][2]

Peacock was director of the production course at the National Theatre School of Canada, and in 1970 became the school's general director.[1] From 1972, he was in charge of the arts division of the Canada Council.[1]

In 1951, Peacock married Georgia Thorndike, niece of the actress Sybil Thorndike, and they had seven children, including the actress Lucy Peacock.[1] They divorced in 1978, he moved back to England, and remarried.[1]

He died in London on 11 January 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Peacock, David". Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ Isaacs, Jeremy (30 June 2005). "Obituary: Stella Chitty". the Guardian. Retrieved 25 February 2018.