David finished a very successful run of 2020 Vision at the Edinburgh Festival
Fringe in August 2010, completing the tour at various venues in Yorkshire. Once
2020 Vision was put aside, for now, (watch this space) David went straight
into rehearsals for 'The Interview', The story of the Holocaust; a play by Hexis
Productions. He played Rudolph Hess amongst other roles, performing 3 shows in
November 2010 at the Bradford Playhouse, before being beckoned 'up the road' to
Throughout November and Dec 2010 he rehearsed and performed at The Keighley
Playhouse in the role as Mr Perks, for the much loved stage adaptation of 'The
It was the 40Th anniversary of the story and was widely acclaimed as a great
So 2010 proved to be a very busy year for David and with the 'Blue Remembered
Hills' tour from June through to September with Paper Zoo, various film roles
honoured and another stint with Keighley as The Narrator for 'The Flint Street
Nativity' in December, 2011proved to be equally as hectic.
2012 continued the pattern: David played Caliban in Paper Zoo's 'The Tempest'
which toured throughout the Spring. He then worked on a production called
'Sanctuary' for the Brighton Festival before galloping off around the country in an
open-air production of the classic 'Black Beauty'.
Many of David's more recent exploits have been chronicled on the Paper Zoo
Theatre production blog, and on his own website, but suffice to say he has been as
busy as ever. He has been involved in many different projects and productions
from new writing to appearances in several major feature films including the
critically acclaimed 'The Selfish Giant'.
You can keep up with David's adventures on his website HERE
David is an original co-founder of Paper Zoo Theatre Company and is extremely
proud of that fact!
He has an extensive, and growing, background working in television and film; this
includes short films as well as mainstream TV and feature films. Most notably The
11Th Hour with Patrick Stewart, the bus conductor on the movie Wild Child directed
by Nick Moore, and, of course, Dennis La Monte in That Band with Bruce Jones,
(Coronation Street) and Lee Otway,(Hollyoaks).
When David isn't 'treading the boards' and singing with the Zoo, he can be found
working in other areas of theatre.
He's been involved in two pantomimes so far (including playing Dame Dora) with
'Showstoppers Productions', as well as working in theatres with other companies
across Yorkshire playing a whole myriad of characters. (please see the link to
David's CV at the top of this page)
One of David’s most challenging roles, from an emotional point of view, was the
'Crucified Christ' in the Hope Bradford production of 'The Passion Play' performed
in Bradford's Centenary Square. David says.”They were amongst some of the most
moving and emotional scenes I've ever performed....a truly humbling experience".
Off stage and camera, David likes to relax by running and walking and has so far
completed five Great North Runs for charity.
He currently has a growing interest in photography but purely as a hobby...for now!
Failing that, he can be found, with his son, Adam, at Elland Road, for his sins he
hastens to add!
Any remaining minutes he has left are spent in the gym, walking and running and of
course the pub.
David’s inspirations are genuine kindness, positivity, and honest people who
believe in themselves.
Hope Bradford's The Passion Play - Jesus Christ
Photographs of David in action.
Of Mice & Men - Whit
Aladdin - The Grand Vizier
The Bells - Matthew
Animal Farm - Squealer
1984 - Syme
A Christmas Carol - Jacob Marley
The Sound of Music - Nazi
The Tempest - Caliban