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 and Vita Life theatre awards. He settled in England in 1987 and since then has enjoyed a number of successful seasons at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton. Most notable productions there include Waiting for Godot, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Bacchae, Our Country’s Good, Mary Stuart, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Kiss of the Spider Woman, and The Diary of a Madman. He has also appeared in ten joyful Christmas shows at the Nuffield and most recently appeared as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella. David has enjoyed two successful summer seasons at the Keswick Theatre by the Lake (Wallflowering, Blithe Spirit, Dick Barton Special Agent!, Not a Game for Boys, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Dead Funny). He recently appeared at the Bristol Old Vic in The Taming of the Shrew and prior to South Pacific played Graham in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologue A Chip in the Sugar at the Winchester Theatre Royal. He has toured in Three Sisters (Bath Theatre Royal), Oedipus (which toured to Paphos in Cyprus) and played Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet at the Holders Festival in Barbados. David lives in an ‘eco-den’ on a hilltop deep in the Dorset countryside and spends his time between Dorset and London. He is also an accomplished pianist.