David Alder


David trained at Drama Centre, London, which is known as “Trauma Centre” in the theatre world, but his career has been mainly in musical theatre for over fifty years, including west end shows, such as Les Miserables, Me and My Girl, Annie, Irene, Salad Days, Scrooge, High Society and She Loves Me. He was a regular artist on BBC radio 2 in musical productions, and featured occasionally on BBC Radio 4 drama, and also a couple of films for channel 4, including Riff-Raff directed by Ken Loach.

He has appeared  all over the country in pantomimes, repertory and summer seasons, and made his debut at the National Theatre as a tap dancing frog in Honk! wearing goggles and flippers!

He taught speech and drama at the Italia Conti School and also the London Academy of Music and Dance. He also lectured at the Florida State University, and Valdosta University of Georgia, London summer schools.

Although he wanted to be a tour de force in the theatre, he was forced to tour many times! Since 2002 he has been a part time tour guide at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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