Theatre includes The Divide (King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Old Vic), The Outsider, Out of Blixen, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, Death Watch, The Cocktail Party (Print Room), Approaching Empty (Kiln Theatre), Misalliance (Orange Tree Theatre), Room, Sinbad the Sailor, Robin Hood, Beauty and the Beast, Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre), Brass (Hackney Empire), The Mentalists (Wyndham’s Theatre), The Effect, Macbeth, This Is My Family (Sheffield Theatres), Outside Mullingar (Theatre Royal Bath), Bring Up The Bodies (Royal Shakespeare Company/Stratford, London and New York), Billy Liar (Royal Exchange Manchester), The Dishwashers (Birmingham Rep), Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios), Beautiful Thing (Arts Theatre and UK tour), Quiz Show (Traverse), The Silence of the Sea (Donmar Warehouse at Trafalgar Studios), Richard III, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe at the Apollo Theatre), The Chair Plays (Lyric Hammersmith), Richard II (Donmar Warehouse).
Opera and dance includes Un Ballo in Maschera, Romeo et Juliette, Porgy and Bess, Tosca, Die Walkure, La fanciulla del West, Oliver! (Grange Park Opera); over 50 dance commissions for Ballet Black (Linbury ROH2, Barbican), Terra (Print Room); The Mother with Natalia Osipova (Queen Elizabeth Hall).
David’s awards and nominations include Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Bring Up The Bodies in New York and London; Knight of Illumination Award winner for best dance lighting The Suit (Barbican 2018), nomination for Richard II (Donmar 2012) and for This Is My Family (Sheffield Lyceum 2013); Off West End winner Deathwatch (Coronet Notting Hill 2017).
He was Head of Lighting at the Donmar Warehouse for seventeen years. Trained at RADA.