David grew up in South Africa where his theatre career began at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. He is the recipient of the South African Fleur du Cap Award and the Vita Life Award. He settled in England in 1987 and since then has enjoyed a number of successful seasons at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton.
Notable productions there include: Waiting for Godot, Twelfth Night, The Bacchae, Our Country’s Good, The Tempest, Mary Stuart, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Kiss of the Spider Woman and the one man show The Diary of a Madman. He has also appeared in ten joyful Christmas shows at the Nuffield. David has also enjoyed two successful seasons at the Keswick Theatre by the Lake appearing in Wallflowering, Blithe Spirit, Dick Barton, Special Agent!, Not a Game for Boys, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Dead Funny. He appeared at the Bristol Old Vic in The Taming of the Shrew and played Graham in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologue A Chip in the Sugar at the Winchester Theatre Royal.
Touring productions include: Chekhov’s The Three Sisters for Bath Theatre Royal; Oedipus which toured to Cyprus; The Fall of the House of Usher and Macbeth (both national tours); and he played Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet at the Holders Festival in Barbados.
In the past year David has been touring in UK Productions’ South Pacific playing Captain Brackett and he has also appeared as King Thomas of Tuckton in their Christmas pantomime Sleeping Beauty at the Bournemouth Pavilion.
David lives in an ‘eco-den’ on a hill-top deep in the Dorset countryside. He is also an accomplished pianist.