A chance to learn from top stage stars

David Brewis. Picture by Darren Bell.
David Brewis. Picture by Darren Bell.

A north Northumberland actor, who moved to London to follow his dream, has landed a top role in a professional show, which opens soon.

David Brewis, 23, will be originating the role of Mamillius in A Winter’s Tale at the Landor Theatre in London from November 7.

And in the world premiere of this brand new British musical, David, originally from Seahouses, will perform with a host of recognisable West End alumni.

It is inspired by The Winter’s Tale, although is not a direct adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s last and most experimental plays.

David said: “I am delighted to be playing the role of Mamillius.

“Its a fantastic opportunity to work with such a talented cast and creative team.

“It has been great to work on a new script and score and to work with the renowned Howard Goodall.

“Mamillius is a prince, the son of King Leontes and Queen Ekatarina, played by the very talented Pete Gallagher and Helen Power.

“I am constantly learning from working with such a strong cast.”

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 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.

“I have performed since a young age and always had an interest in theatre,” David said.

“I trained in all areas of dance at Alnwick Academy of Dance under the direction of Carole Moseley, which prepared me for extensive training.”

A Winter’s Tale runs for just four weeks, from Wednesday, November 7, to Saturday, December 1, at the Landor Theatre in London and tickets are extremely limited.

There are preview performances from November 7 to 12, before the show opens to the public on Tuesday, November 13.