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David Shrubsole


David Shrubsole studied music at Trinity College of Music, and dramaturgy and critical theory at Goldsmiths University.


For the National Theatre: Dear Octopus, The Father and the Assassin, The Great Wave, My Country; a work in progress, The Threepenny Opera, Table, London Road, The Magistrate, She Stoops to Conquer, Major Barbara, The Enchantment, The Alchemist and My Fair Lady

In London’s West End: Miss Saigon, The Wind in the Willows and Epitaph

Other theatre includes: Holy Sh!t and Wife at Kiln; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Sunshine on Leith, The Crucible, Europe, Dr Korczak’s Example, Annie, Peter Pan and Martin Guerre at Leeds Playhouse; American Psycho at the Almeida; The Great Wall at the Singapore Drama Centre; Porgy & Bess, Romeo and Juliet, Hello Dolly and Much Ado About Nothing at Regent’s Park; A Chorus Line, Assassins, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Amadeus at Sheffield Crucible; Conversations with Coward, Just So and Hay Fever at Chichester; Of Mice and Men at Colchester; Hobson’s Choice at the Watermill; Total Eclipse at the Menier Chocolate Factory; You Are Here at Goodspeed Opera House; Something Wicked This Way Comes for Delaware Theatre Company; The Three Musketeers and Troilus and Cressida at Chicago Shakespeare; Gaslight at the Old Vic; A Streetcar Named Desire for Theatr Clywd and Leicester Curve


2017 Drama Desk Award for ‘Outstanding Revue’ for Life Is for Living: Conversations with Coward


(Updated February 2024.)