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9 July 2018

The Big Smoke Festival: David Shannon


David is currently starring as Miss Trunchbull in the London Production of Matilda and will be performing at The Big Smoke Festival for one night only.

He has just recently finished a tour of the US with his Irish duo Fír, starred in Marina Carr’s By The Bog Of Cats at the Abbey Theatre Ireland and is a regular on the History channel’s TV series Vikings. He released his debut album Till I Hear You Sing in 2011 He also recently filmed Victor Levin’s 5 to 7 and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah in NYC. Prior to that he starred as The Phantom in The Phantom Of The Opera(Her Majestys Theatre ), Jean Valjean in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre) and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (National Concert Hall Dublin).

Other Theatre includes : the title roles of the critically acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd (The Gate Theatre, Dublin) and William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (Helix, Dublin) as well as Paris in Romeo and Juliet and The Street Singer in The ThreePenny Opera (The Gate Theatre, Dublin), York in War of The Roses (Amphitheatre, Dublin) prior to which he played Danny in Baby The Musical (Meraclo Theatre, Manila) and Anatoly Sergievsky in Chess (Spektrum Theatre, Oslo). He created the role of John in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Beautiful Game (Cambridge Theatre) - Olivier Award Nomination - Best Actor in a Musical.

Other West End credits include : Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), Chris in Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane / Dublin Point), Gringoire in Notre Dame de Paris (Dominion), The Man in Whistle Down The Wind (Adelphi), Rum Tum Tugger in Cats (New London), Guillaume in Martin Guerre (Prince Edward) and Swing/Pimp/Claquesous and understudy Marius and Enjolras in Les Miserables (Palace and Dublin Point). Also, Judas and Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (Scandinavian tour), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Gothenburg Opera), Teen Angel / Vince Fontaine in Grease and Captain Walker in The Who’s Tommy (Offenbach Theatre, Germany). Concerts include : Jean Valjean in Les Miserables with the Bournemouth Symphonic Orchestra and David has also performed with the Melbourne Symphonic Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Gothenburg Opera, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Malmo Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Other Film and Television include: Framed (Short Film) La Visa Loca (Unitel Pictures), Fair City (RTE) and Jobs for the Boys (BBC) with Hale and Pace.

Join David for a night of musical cabaret as part of The Big Smoke Festival this summer.

Times & Prices

Mon 9 Jul, 9pm

Running Time
One hour

Ticket Prices*
All tickets £20

*All prices are subject to availability, may only be available on certain performances and are subject to change without prior notice.