David Kettle - Biography

David Kettle - Creative Director, Songbook Productions.

David studied music and drama in Birmingham, London and Rome, making his musical debut in Call me Madam playing the juvenile lead at 21. That led to him performing in many West End and touring musicals including Oliver, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Irene, Brigadoon and Miss Saigon.

His performance in Miss Saigon in Sydney, Australia brought him the best newcomer award and he has toured extensively throughout the UK in shows that include, The Magical of the Musicals, Oh Boy and That'll Be The Day.

David has also worked in Opera and Theatre companies both as a performer and assistant director in France, Ireland, USA, Egypt, Germany and Holland. He was the principle Male lead for the Roman Musical Theatre Company for 18 months.

He also toured a major Shakespearean tour in Germany based on The Sonnets.

More recently David has worked on the musical based on the life of Judy Garland, A Friend of Dorothy and has been a regular on the Concert stage for many years.

David has had the honour of performing for Her Majesty the Queen on three occasions, once in 2004 at Buckingham Palace and twice in Royal Variety Performances.

In recent years he has worked as Creative and Artistic Director for many of the countries most famous tourist attractions. Directing shows as diverse as acrobatic stunt shows and one of the biggest fireworks events in the country.

David was also wrote and directed the highly acclaimed tours of 'The Way We Were' 'Those Were the Days' and 'Cirque de Noel', which in total ran for over 1000 performances.

In 2010 David directed a special tribute to the comedy Actress Dora Bryan at Her Majesty's theatre in London with stars such as Cliff Richard, Brian Conley, Rita Tushingham, Liz Fraser and many many more.

He continues to perform and direct concerts and shows at home and abroad and works as creative, casting and vocal director for many of the world's leading companies both creating and producing their entertainment products and spends around 2 months a year in Rome working as a mentor and director at the cities major music conservatoire.

He is creative director for both The Broadway Divas and Rodgers & Hammerstein 2014 Concert Tours.


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