DAVID EPHGRAVE
Actor, Writer and Musician.

David trained at Hertfordshire Theatre School, where he was awarded Most Promising Student on graduating (an accolade he has been trying to disprove ever since).

He is delighted to have recently made his West End debut as Richard in “DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS” at the Playhouse Theatre, having previously worked on two national tours for Bill Kenwright; one as Paul McCartney in “THE ROY ORBISON STORY”, and the other as lead guitarist in “ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN”.

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David, dungarees and a daffodil; circa 1983.
David - holding a suspicious pipe, somewhere in Ireland; 2005.
David - holding a suspicious pipe, somewhere in Ireland; 2005.

Other theatre credits include: Buddy Holly in “BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETERS” (UK and Ireland), Marty Wilde in “THE EDDIE COCHRAN EXPERIENCE” (UK), six seasons with “THE COMEDY PROJECT” (Soho Theatre, London), Seymour in “TIME WARP” (UK and Ireland), “HOLD TIGHT IT’S 60’S NIGHT” (Netherlands), “MARRY ME, OR BE EVICTED!” (Hen and Chickens, London), “THE EMPEROR'S NEWD CLOTHES” (Wycombe Swan) - plus “ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN”, “TWIST AND SHOUT!”, “UNCLE ERIC'S NAVY LARK”, “UNCLE ERIC'S CHRISTMAS CRACKER!” and “CARRY ON, UNCLE ERIC” (New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme). He is also co-deviser and MD of “GLAD ALL OVER!: A SIXTIES CELEBRATION” and has featured in a number of adverts for products ranging from Volkswagen to a little-known brand of Russian soup.

Credits with comedy duo DOGGETT & EPHGRAVE include: “MAKING UP” and “CHIPPED, BATTERED AND BURGERED” (Soho Theatre, London), “TWO'S COMPANY...” (Etcetera Theatre, London), “COMEDY JOB LOT” (Etcetera Theatre and Camden Head, London), “THE BALLOON DEBATE” (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh) - and their self-run comedy club, “MOSTLY COMEDY”. Most recently, they took their stand-up show “DOGGETT & EPHGRAVE: BIG IN SMALL PLACES” to both the Brighton and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

David was also lead singer and guitarist of BIG DAY OUT, who supported the likes of Slade, The Troggs, Kula Shaker and The Supernaturals.

David - covering his facial disfigurement; 2006.
David - covering his facial disfigurement; 2006.