David Wainwright is a trained performer
David trained in speech and audition techniques with RADA's Jan Chappell at the Actors Centre London. After a brief spell as a Butlins redcoat, he spent several years perfecting his one man show and working the comedy circuit, supporting Jo Brand and Jeff Green at the comedy store and cafe in London’s West End.
David made an impressive television début on BBC1s Hangar 17 winning the comedy cones award. Further television credits include My Kind of Music, Eastenders, Crimewatch, GMTV, Degrees of error, Warriors, Fun and games, National Lotto Live and a starring role in the critically acclaimed feature film ‘Cincinnati to Cymru,’ where he played the loveable, henpecked Darren Martin.
Credits include Blood Brothers (Mickey) Stags and Hens (Kav) Massage (Rikki) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Asher/Joseph) and The Butlins story (Arthur Askey) which premièred and began its run at The London Palladium, and marked David’s West End début. David next appeared at Her Majesty’s theatre in The West End, hosting the popular review ‘Each Moment’ alongside Eastenders Charlie Brookes (Janine). This variety spectacular was an ideal vehicle for David to showcase his highly rated tenor voice, stand up comedy and comedy impressions.
He played numerous leading roles at the theatre in recent years which include ‘Joey the Jester’ (Snow White) at the Music Hall Theatre Shrewsbury, for Spillers Pantomimes. And for Extravaganza Productions ‘Silly Billy’ (Mother Goose) at the Middlesbrough Theatre. Also ‘Idle Jack’ (Dick Whittington) at the Palace Theatre Newark and ‘Muddles the Jester’ in Snow White at the Forum Theatre Barrow for Duggie Chapman. David was part of BBC Radio 4s Comedy Sketch Show ‘The others Side’ as well as guesting on various shows hosted by Aled Jones, Gloria Hunniford, Daz Hale, David White and Alison Greatbatch to name a few. Having spent nearly 3 years at The BBC, It was time for a change.
He has also worked for Custom Theatrics playing a host of roles from Monsieur Ménage a Trois, PC Whippet and Manuel from Faulty Towers at Radisson hotels in London’s West End and the famous Grand hotel Brighton. These highly interactive pieces were directed by comedian Simon Evans (co-writer of BBC sitcom Not Going Out)