RING OF FIRE – The Music of Johnny Cash
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Conceived by William Meade
David W Kidd
David’s work has been seen internationally in theatre, opera, ballet, music events, corporate theatre and pantomime.
Dance and opera includes Absent Made Present (New Commissions for ROH2 Linbury, Royal Opera House), Peter and the Wolf (European/UK Tour and New York), Secret Garden Ballets (Hatch House, Somerset), Andersen’s Fairy Tales (Bulgarian National Ballet) and Die Walküre (Denmark New Opera).
Extensive theatre credits include: Spamalot (Mercury, UK Tour, Daegu Musical Festival Korea and Dubai), Wait Until Dark (Vienna’s English Theatre), Bang Bang and Sweeney Todd (Mercury Theatre Colchester), End of the Rainbow and Moll Flanders (Mercury Theatre Colchester and UK Tours), The Silver Sword (Belgrade Coventry and UK Tour), Little Shop of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse/Mercury Theatre Colchester), Martyr (Actors Touring Company), Albion (Bush Theatre, London), Educating Rita and Macbeth (Mercury Theatre Colchester), Grand Guignol (Theatre Royal Plymouth/Southwark Playhouse), Blues in the Night and Sleeping Beauty (Hackney Empire), Smallholding (Hightide Festival/Soho Theatre), Bloodshot (UK Tour, Canada, Vienna, St James’s Theatre, London and Chicago), The Pillowman and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Leicester Curve), The Sound of Music (Cork Opera), Mad About the Boy (Unicorn, Young Vic and Bush Theatres), FEN (Finborough/National Theatre Studio), Independent Means (Library Theatre, Manchester), Nostalgia (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), White Boy (Soho Theatre), Resident Alien (New End Theatre), A Tribute to Siegfried and Roy and Paul Merton Live! (London Palladium), Relish (Shoreditch Tramshed), The Anniversary (Garrick), Bumblescratch (Adelphi), The Female Odd Couple (Apollo), Little Eyolf and On Approval (Jermyn Street), The President’s Holiday (Hampstead Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew and Dick Barton – Special Agent (Nottingham Playhouse).
Other recent Unicorn productions include: Minotaur, Baddies – The Musical, Henry the Fifth, Dr Korczak’s Example, A Winter’s Tale, Hannah and The Velveteen Rabbit (also Barcelona, New York and Seattle).
David has lit many productions at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton including: God of Carnage, Woody Allen’s Writer’s Block, Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night, Earth & Sky, The House of Bernarda Alba, The Playboy of the Western World, A Streetcar Named Desire, She Stoops to Conquer, Don Quixote and Three Sisters (2002 TMA Award Best Design).
Off Broadway designs include: Unsuspecting Susan starring Celia Imrie and Tabloid Caligula.