Previous Projects

A selection of previous productions David has worked on as Producer, Director and/or Writer.

My Father The Tantric Masseur

My Father The Tantric Masseur was produced by David Shopland and has been seen at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 (Assembly Venues), The Soho Theatre and a 2019 - 20 UK regional tour. 

20:20 Vision Festival

David Shopland has co-produced, co-directed and co-written Bath Fringe's annual 20:20 Vision immersive new writing festival on behalf of Fake Escape since 2013; showcasing the best writers and performers in the South West under the age of 30.

The Hound of The Norwoods

Co-created and performed by David Shopland, The Hound of The Norwoods premiered at The Lakes in South Norwood as part of the Arthur Conan Doyle Festival 2019

Red Ribbons

Red Ribbons was created by the DreamArts Performance Company (aged 13 - 19) as part of Westminster's leading youth arts organisation's award winning Experiment programme. Co-produced by David Shopland in association with Les Enfants Terribles in 2019

My Fate Is My Own

My Fate Is My Own was devised and directed by David Shopland in conjunction with Fake Escape and was presented at Bred In The Bone Theatre's 'Dreams Before Dawn' festival at the Theatre de Menilmontant in Paris in 2017

UKCI Musicals

David Shopland directed and co-wrote the musical Lessons Learned for UKCI in association with the National Theatre of China in Beijing in 2017. He has since written the lyrics and book for two further musicals for UKCI: Living Out Loud, which was produced at the Fujian Grand Theatre in Fuqing and live-streamed to 250,000 people in 2018, and First Spirit at the Shunde Theatre in China in 2019.

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis was adapted and directed by David Shopland from William Shakespeare's epic poem of the same name, and was presented in conjunction with Bristol Pride and the Bristol Shakespeare Festival in 2016

A Dream of Dying

A Dream of Dying was produced and directed by David Shopland and was performed in 2016 at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (SpaceUK venues)


Classified was presented by Fake Escape Theatre and was produced, directed and co-written by David Shopland; opening at The Space Arts Centre in 2015 before transferring to the Hounslow Arts Centre in 2016


Macbeth was directed and produced by David Shopland in 2015, opening at The LOST Theatre (now Stockwell Playhouse) before transferring to The Rondo Theatre Bath

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid was co-written, co-produced and directed by David Shopland for Blind Tiger Theatre in 2013 - 14 at Riverside Studios.

An Idle World

An Idle World was directed by David Shopland and premiered at west end venue Trafalgar Studios in 2013

Cinderella: The Anti Panto

Blind Tiger Theatre presented Cinderella: The Anti Panto in 2012 at The Leicester Square Theatre, co-produced, co-written and directed by David Shopland

A Life In Monochrome

A Life In Monochrome by Blind Tiger Theatre was co-produced, co-written and directed by David Shopland; premiering at Ovalhouse Theatre before transferring to The Space Arts Centre in 2012

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