David Phipps-Davis

  • Actor
    Male / Kent
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    37 - 47
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 69cm)
    Weight
    15st. 6lb (98kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Large

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020King Rat
Musical
Dick Whittington
Vincent Hayes
Brick lane Music Hall
2019 - 2020Widow Twankey
Theatre
Aladdin
Thom Southerland
Qdos Entertainment
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
2019Demon Discontent
Theatre
Mother Goose
Vincent Hayes
Brick lane Music Hall
2018 - 2019Widow Twankey
Theatre
Aladdin
Nick Winston
Qdos Entertainment
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
2018Abanazar
Theatre
Aladdin
Vincent Hayes
Brick lane Music Hall
2017 - 2018Dame Trot
Theatre
Jack & the Beanstalk
Gary Lloyd
Qdos Entertainment
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
2017Granny Hood
Musical
Robin Hood
Guy Pascall
Enchanted Entertainment
2016 - 2017Nurse Nora
Theatre
Sleeping Beauty
Guy Pascall
Enchanted Entertainment
Regent Theatre, Ipswich
2016Cowardly Lion
Musical
Wizard of Oz
Guy Pascall
Enchanted Entertainment
UK Tour
2015 - 2016Sarah the Cook
Theatre
Dick Whittington
Jamie Wilson
Those Magic Beans
Britannia Theatre, Chatham
2015Il Primo Guidice
Theatre
Un Ballo in Maschera
Paul Carr
Dorset Opera Festival
Coade Theatre, Bryanston
2015Dame Dolly Dumpling
Musical
Beauty & the Beast
Guy Pascall
Enchanted Entertainment
UK Tour
2014 - 2015Ugly Sister
Musical
Cinderella
Guy Pascall
Enchanted Entertainment
Regent Theatre, Ipswich
2014Bunthorne
Musical
Patience
John Savournin
Charles Court Opera
King's Head Theatre
2013 - 2014Mr. Bumble
Theatre
Oliver!
Daniel Evans
Sheffield Theatres
Crucible Theatre Sheffield
2013Gastone
Theatre
La Traviata
Dr. Jonathan Miller
Dorset Opera
Coade Theatre, Bryanston
2012 - 2013Auctioneer/Jeweller/Passarino (covered & played Firmin/Piangi/Buquet)
Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera
Laurence Connor
Cameron Mackintosh
2012Balthazar
Musical
Le Carrosse Du Saint-Sacrement
Paul Carr
Dorset Opera
Coade Theatre
2011 - 2012Nurse Nora
Theatre
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Ben Tyreman
Hiss and Boo
Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
2011Gaoler
Theatre
Tosca
Dame Josephine Barstow
Dorset Opera
Coade Theatre
2011D. D. Cupps
Musical
An Intimate Evening with D. D. Cupps
David Phipps-Davis
DPD Productions
Barons Court Theatre
2010 - 2011Abanazar
Theatre
Aladdin
John David
Hiss and Boo
Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
2010Harry
Musical
Company
Ray Rackham
Imperial Productions
Barons Court Theatre
2009 - 2010Ugly Sister
Theatre
Cinderella
John David
Hiss and Boo
Queens Theatre Barnstaple
2008 - 2009Ugly Sister
Theatre
Cinderella
David Janson
Evolution Productions
Central Theatre, Chatham
2008Sir Gerard Nutfield
Theatre
Sail Away
Ian Marshall Fisher
Lost Musicals Charitable Trust
Sadlers Wells Theatre, London
2007 - 2008Ugly Sister
Theatre
Cinderella
Nick Mowat
Camberley Theatre
Camberley Theatre
2007Emperor Altoum
Theatre
Turandot
William Relton
Dorset Opera
Coade Theatre, Bryanston
2007Etienne
Theatre
Can Can
Ian Marshall Fisher
Lost Musicals Charitable Trust
Sadlers Wells Theatre, London
2006 - 2007Widow Twankey
Theatre
Aladdin
Paul Hammond
Hammond Productions
Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
2006Queen of Hearts
Theatre
Alice in Wonderland
Antony Stuart-Hicks
Hamagination
Flambards, Cornwall
2005 - 2006Ugly Sister
Theatre
Cinderella
Paul Hammond
Hammond Productions
Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
2005Alexis
Theatre
Silk Stockings
Ian Marshall Fisher
Lost Musicals Charitable Trust
Sadlers Wells Theatre, London
2004 - 2005Dame Trott
Theatre
Jack and the Beanstalk
David Samuel
Hammond Productions
Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
2003Baloo
Theatre
The Jungle Book
Gary Starr
Hammond Productions
Brook Theatre, Chatham
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20024yr OperaGuildhall School of Music and Drama

    Additional Skills

    Has extensive experience of singing in English, French, German and Italian.

    Experience of improvisation, devising, directing, conducting. compering and workshop leading.

    Computer literate

    About me

    REVIEWS:-

    *"Widow Twankey is played by the delicious David Phipps-Davis, and he has to be by far one of the best dames I’ve seen for many a year. With more than a passing resemblance to Alan Carr, he is also possessed of a voice that wouldn’t go amiss in some of the great Opera Houses of the land." - Neil Mcfarlane, West End Wilma

    *"Phipps-Davis is a sound comic presence." - Kieron Quirke, Evening Standard

    *"David Phipps-Davis’ Mr Bumble registering more strongly in the singing stakes than I’ve ever heard this role performed before." - Mark Shenton, The Stage

    *"Rebecca Lock and David Phipps-Davis are terrific as the unhappily married Bumbles." - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

    *"David Phipps-Davis (Mr Bumble) has a fine operatic baritone" - Jonathan Brown, The Independent

    *"David Phipps-Davis and Olga Marie Pratt were equally hilarious as the sparring Harry and Sarah, and did a lot to set the pace of the evening." - S. Campbell, www.whatsonstage.com

    *"Lanky Antony Stuart-Hicks and stockier David Phipps-Davis win the Elkin accolade for being the best pair of ugly sisters I have ever seen. And it isn't just their wonderful make-up and colourful, outrageous clothes. Their comic sparring with each other, suggestive body language and range of facial expressions put them in a league of their own." - Susan Elkin, The Stage

    *"Phipps-Davis was the perfect Dame. Great frocks and wigs and full of innuendo. I really enjoyed his “chicken balls” song which allowed him to flex his classically trained pipes." - Katie Allen, whatsgoodtodo.co.uk

    *"A wonderful dame, full of energy and charm, with the most wonderful voice. He trained as a classical singer at Guildhall and uses his voice perfectly in the role." - Bob Heather, Sardines Magazine

    *"Phipps-Davis plays Widow Twankey, and shines in this show, despite being weighed down by enormous wigs, cage skirts and.... bathtubs full of noodles (you’ll see for yourself when you buy your tickets!) We expect buckets of comedy from Twankey and are suitable gratified, however the cherry on top is this magnificent classical voice which rings through the theatre. Initially, I was unsure if it was pre-recorded vocals as it seemed just too good to be true, but no - he really is THAT good." - Harriet Langdown, Pocketsize Theatre

    *"Phipps-Davis takes on the role of Dame Trot with full aplomb and does a great job of keeping the pace of the show going throughout. His staggeringly wonderful operatic singing voice completely blew the audience away." - Southend Theatre Scene

    *"A fantastic performer with the right amount of comic delivery. It's always hard to do a review without giving away any spoilers, but I have to say, what a voice! This man trained as a classical singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has had since numerous credible operatic roles. I'm so glad the production team made good use of that. What an unexpected treat!" - Kelly Buckley, Echo News

    *"Phipps-Davis is the ultimate panto dame, camping it up to the max." - Graham James, Dorset Echo

    *"The show wouldn’t have been the same without the hilarity and vocal talents of Andrew Fleming, the Tin Man, and David Phipps-Davis, the Lion. Both portrayed their characters exceptionally well." - Anita Merritt, Exeter Express & Echo

    *"Phipps-Davis was the camp timorous lion who could nevertheless emit a mighty roar when he sang. He had a belter of a voice." - Graham James, Bournemouth Echo

    *"I was especially impressed by the lion, David Phipps-Davis, who genuinely shocked the audience with his vocal skills and had people belly laughing with his gags." - Max Eden, www.northwestend.co.uk

    *"Jack and David Phipps-Davis’ Sarah The Cook are magnificent, ad libbing fiercely... Tracini and Phipps-Davis are both from Medway and it’s so good to see this calibre of theatre coming from local men." - Anna Morell, wowkent.co.uk

    *"Phipps-Davis played Dame Dolly Dumpling with aplomb, with a big personality, even bigger hair and a powerful, diva-like voice which particularly shone through during a singing impressions competition when Phipps-Davis belted out Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma with pure gusto." - Nadia Jefferson-Brown, www.yorkpress.co.uk

    *"David Phipps-Davis almost steals the show as the pompous egotist Bunthorne" - Carolin Kopplin, www.uktheatre.net

    *"David Phipps-Davis delivers a tremendous performance as Bunthorne the Goth." - Timothy Ramsden, www.reviewsgate.com

    *"...full-blooded performances, not least from David Phipps-Davis’s as parody poet Bunthorne, a beauty-spotted, portly dandy. He is diminutive in stature but big in personality and pointed in performance." - Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

    *"David Phipps-Davis bulking out the Bunthorne role like a demented Dame Hilda Bracket... physically and vocally impressive" - Clive Burton, Theatreworld Internet Magazine

    *"David Phipps-Davis... has a superb voice and brought an almost endearing interpretation to his role." - Sheila Stratford, www.thepublicreviews.com

    *"David Phipps-Davis as the hilariously foppish valet Balthasar, was in fine voice and was justifiably responsible for most of the laughter." - Poole Life

    *"Naughty Nurse Nora, bustily played by David Phipps-Davis, had me in tears; of joy at his glorious singing voice (which always leaves me wanting more) and of hilarity - I will never look at Beyonce the same way again after seeing the Nurse Nora version of Single Ladies!" - Amanda McCormack, www.artsandentertainment.org.uk

    *"Ms D. D. Cupps strode into the spotlights and into my hatchet-faced wall of scepticism as I dared her to entertain me. And the truth is, she won. The evening was something along the usual lines - show tunes, Sondheim, etc - not too important, but what was important was the way she handled a tired format. An Intimate Evening with D. D. Cupps was exactly what it said it would be, but also a very professional, charming and entertaining intimate evening... Ms D. D. Cupps is, simply put, a professional and accomplished entertainer. She has a great wardrobe, a great singing voice, a great performing ability and, yes, she's a great, profane, catty, affectionately spiteful and hugely lovable drag queen. So cool she scored points when forgetting the words, making the evening more fun; so laid back she laughed at herself and got someone up from the audience to sing along when she couldn't recall the lyrics. Despite an early warning that anyone whose mobile phone went off would be ritually humiliated, D. D. was actually quite nice to her audience. Maybe I saw her on a good night, but I'd suggest she just might be an Exemplar of the Genre. Catch her before she's on first-name terms with Cilla." - David Gleeson, www.remotegoat.co.uk

    *"When David Phipps-Davis as the evil Abanazar stomped onto stage to set the scene with his glittering platform boots and booming 'mwah ha ha's we unleashed our hisses and boos remorselessly. I have never known a panto villain elicit such prolonged abuse (praise) from a crowd and on more than one occasion Abanazar was left twiddling his evil thumbs whilst we boooed ourselves out. Phipps-Davis had more than a sinister leer under his cape, his wonderful operatic voice brought tears to my eyes (in a good way)." - Amanda McCormack, www.barnstaplepeople.co.uk

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Villainous
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Yiddish
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • London
    • Northern England
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Tenor
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)