David studied at Trinity College of Music, London.
Compositions include Table, The Enchantment (National Theatre); The Diary Of Anne Frank (York, Theatre Royal); As You Like It/Merlin (Chester); Macbeth (Singapore Repertory Theatre); Alice (Sheffield Crucible); The Dark Side of Buffoon (Coventry & Lyric Hammersmith); Traveling Light (59E59, New York – Drama Desk nomination); Kes (Liverpool Playhouse and Touring Consortium); Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo & Juliet (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Hay Fever (Chichester Festival Theatre); Gaslight (Old Vic, London); Total Eclipse (Menier Chocolate Factory); Troilus and Cressida –co-composed with George Stiles and nominated for a Chicago Jeff Award (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); French Without Tears (English Touring Theatre); Dead Funny (Oldham Coliseum, Tour); Hobson’s Choice (Watermill, Newbury); Epitaph for George Dillon (Comedy Theatre, London); Of Mice And Men (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); A Streetcar Named Desire (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); Unless (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough). David wrote music and lyrics for a new adaptation of Pinocchio that premiered in 2010.
As an orchestrator/arranger his credits include Sweeney Todd, Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Ramin (Concert tour); She Stoops To Conquer (NT); I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change (Singapore Drama Centre); Barnum, Betty Blue Eyes (Assistant to Bill Brohn); Sing For Your Supper (Cadogan Hall, London); Hello Dolly (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Latin Fever (Peacock Theatre, London); Let’s Face The Music & Dance (Salisbury Playhouse); Peter Pan (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Aspects Of Love (UK tour, South Africa); The Importance of Being Earnest (Vaudeville Theatre, London); The Three Musketeers (Rose Theatre, Kingston, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Assassins, Ain’t Misbehavin’, A Chorus Line and High Society (Crucible, Sheffield); Annie Get Your Gun (National Tour); A Twist Of Fate (Singapore Repertory Theatre & Album); Mixed Doubles, Rogues To Riches (Watermill, Newbury); Take Me To The World & A Changing World (Albums). David has worked extensively as MD and arranger for Simon Green and together they have played two seasons at New York’s 59E59 Theatres with Clearly Coward and Traveling Light (Drama Desk Nominated). Musical Direction credits include: London Road (National Theatre); Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray (Edinburgh International Festival and World Tour); The Magistrate, Major Barbara, The Alchemist (NT); Just So (Chichester Festival Theatre & Album); Ragtime (Piccadilly, London); Miss Saigon (National Tour); My Fair Lady (NT and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); The Christmas Carol (Royal Festival Hall); Dick Whittington (Sadler’s Wells); Martin Guerre (West Yorkshire Playhouse, National Tour & Album); Master Class (Queens, London); Chess (National Tour, Oslo); Carmen Jones (European Tour). David was the rehearsal MD for London Assurance and The White Guard (National Theatre) and Enron (Broadway).