Actor lands job on UK tour

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Fresh off a pantomime run in the Midlands, an actor from north Northumberland is set to tour the country for the UK tour of Evita.

The Bill Kenwright production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, which stars Marti Pellow and Madalena Alberto, will also feature David Brewis, originally from Seahouses.

And friends and family from the North East will not have to travel far to see David’s star turn, as the show will be at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Monday, February 24, until Saturday, March 1.

The tour began yesterday in Oxford and heads up to Edinburgh next, for a run from January 27 to February 8.

David told the Gazette that he is “looking forward to be doing the show at Edinburgh Playhouse, as it was where I saw Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat, which was the very first show I saw aged four and now I get to perform there.”

The shows are coming thick and fast at the moment for Davi.

After finishing a run of Snow White and the Magic Mirror at Lichfield Garrick Theatre, he began rehearsals for the six-month Evita tour three days later.

David trained professionally at Bird College in London where he graduated with a distinction in professional musical theatre.

Back in north Northumberland, he was always involved with theatre and music, performing in Grease, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, Oliver and West Side Story while a pupil at Alnwick’s Duchess’s Community High School.

He trained in dance under the direction of Carole Moseley at Alnwick Academy of Dance.

He was also a member of NE66, the folk band that played all over the county and the country, and various other groups at the high school with David Harries, whom he cites as an inspiration.