David Gallagher


  • Band Role
  • 42nd Street Orchestra Manager
  • Matilda Orchestral Manager


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2021Orchestra Manager
Artists Management
Come From Away
Christopher Ashley
Junkyard Dog Production, Smith & Brant Theatricals, and the Abbey Theatre Dublin.
The Abbey Theatre Dublin and The Phoenix Theatre London
2011 - 2021Orchestral Manager
Matilda The Musical
Matthew Warchus
Royal Shakespeare Company
Cambridge Theatre, West End
2019 - 2020Orchestra Manager
Artists Management
The Wizard on Oz
James Brining
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
2019 - 2020Orchestral Manager
Artists Management
Guys and Dolls
Robert Hastie
Sheffield Theatres Productions
Sheffield Crucible Theatre
2017 - 2020Musicians' Contractor
Girl From The North Country
Conor McPherson
The Old Vic, Runaway Entertainment & Sony Music Entertainment UK
The Old Vic Theatre, The Noel Coward Theatre & The Gielgud Theatre.
2018 - 2019Orchestra Manager
Artists Management
Matilda UK Tour
Matthew Warchus
Royal Shakespeare Company
Leicester, Dublin, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Bradford, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Norwich.
2017 - 2019Orchestra Manager
42nd Street
Mark Bramble
Grade Linnit Productions
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
2016Orchestra Manager
Groundhog Day
Matthew Warchus
Old Vic Productions
The Old Vic Theatre
2015Musicians Contractor
Future Conditional
Matthew Warchus
Old Vic Productions
The Old Vic Theatre
2014Musicians Contractor
Stuart Barr Band Amfar Cinema Against Aids, CannesamfAR The Foundation For Aids Research
Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc
 Cap d’Antibes
2013 - 2014Orchestral Manager
From Here To Eternity
Tamara Harvey
Eternity Productions
Shaftesbury Theatre
2009 - 2011Musicians contractor
The Bridge Project The Cherry Orchard and The Winter's Tale
Sam Mendes
The Old Vic Theatre Company
The Old Vic
2010 - 2011Music Manager
King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Matilda, etc
Michael Boyd
Royal Shakespeare Company
Stratford upon Avon
2000 - 2010Music Manager
My Fair Lady, Anything Goes, Jerry Springer The Opera, etc
Trevor Nunn & Nicholas Hytner
National Theatre Studio
National Theatre
2009On screen musicians contractor
Robin Hood
Ridley Scott
Universal Pictures
2007Orchestral Manager
Fiona Laird
The Old Vic Theate
The Old Vic
  • About me

    I was employed as Music Manager for the National Theatre from 2000-2010 working on the award winning musicals My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Jerry Springer The Opera, Caroline or Change, and a vast repertoire of plays including the world premieres of The History Boys and War Horse.

    I joined the Royal Shakespeare Company as Music Manager from 2010-2011 managing another varied repertoire that included the World Premiere of the multi-award winning Matilda The Musical. I continue to act as the Orchestral Manager for Matilda in the West End.

    I spent the summer of 2012 contracting musicians for Matthew Bourne’s revival of ‘Play Without Words’ at Sadler’s Wells / on tour, and 2013-14 working as Orchestral Manager on the World Premiere of From Here To Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

    Other engagements have included contracting on-screen musicians for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, and live musicians for Stephen Fry’s version of Cinderella and Sam Mendes’s three year Bridge Project at The Old Vic Theatre.

    Additional Information

    Musicians Union approved musicians contractor

    Clean driving licence

  • Skills

    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Home Studio
    • No
    ISDN Line
    • No
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    DBS checked
    • No
    Interested in
    • Administrative
    • Festival
    • Live Performance
    • Managing
    • Orchestra