David is a theatre director, actor, and writer whose most recent work was as co-librettist of In Parenthesis a major new opera composed by Iain Bell. The opera was commission by Welsh National Opera and 14-18Now as a centrepiece to the centenary commemorations of the Battle Of The Somme, and premiered at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff before touring to the Royal Opera House during the summer of 2016.
David is a Trustee of The Orange Tree Theatre (an organisation with which he has enjoyed a long association both as an actor and director) and was Artist In Residence there from 2012-14, during which time he directed Ibsen’s Love’s Comedy and the European premiere of It Just Stopped by Stephen Sewell, and was Associate Director of The Middlemarch Trilogy. From 2014-16 he was Director In Residence at King’s College School in Wimbledon where productions included his own adaptation of Christopher Logue’s War Music, The Long Day Closes, Peter Grimes, Tales From Ovid (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), and Tales From The Wildwood, his own play based on indigenous storytelling. He also devised and directed two large-scale Community Productions (The Merton Mysteries and The Man who Planted Trees), each involving over 150 pupils from 9 local schools. Future plans included another Community Production for 2017, and various libretto commissions currently being developed.
David read English at Oxford before training as an actor at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama where he graduated as Gold Medallist and winner of the BBC Carleton Hobbs Award. He has worked extensively as an actor in theatre and radio over the last two decades.
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