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David has a B.A Honours Degree in Theatre Arts and Drama from Plymouth University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Greenwich University. His extensive career as a Drama Practitioner has spanned three decades.

David has worked as a Drama Workshop Leader and Acting Coach throughout Surrey and West London. He has taught drama at a number of schools, dance schools and weekend theatre schools, as well as having 25 years experience of coaching pupils for LAMDA drama examinations. David has run workshops for children of all ages and provided INSET for school teachers. He has also lectured in Drama in the Further Education sector. David has worked part-time as Head of Drama at two independent prep schools in Surrey. Many of David's pupils work professionally.


In 2007, David founded Kingston Junior Drama Company, an independent theatre group for young actors aged 10 - 16, offering high quality drama training and regular performances. KJDC became renowned for staging a range of original drama alongside new adaptations of literary classics. Focus on the creative development of young artists and the fostering of a life-long enthusiasm for drama has led to success for pupils in all walks of life.


David has written numerous plays for children all of which he has directed with casts of young people from the London area. He has also written original scripts for 11 musicals for children alongside songwriter Jane Marlow. David has also written for adults. He was recently commissioned by the R.C. Sherriff Trust to compete writing on Sherriff's sequel to Journey's End, which has now had its first public readings.


David's own acting credits include: U.K tours of The Wind in The Willows, and A Christmas Carol, various repertory seasons, pantomimes and a one-man play. On the fringe David has directed The Bear by Chekhov and Mountain Language by Pinter.


David is a member of British Actor's Equity.



Email: dlawsonlean@gmail.com