David Shields
Set and Costume Designer

David has designed the sets and costumes for plays, musicals and other spectacles at venues of every scale from International arena tours to studio theatres via prominent international and regional producing houses and the West End.

Some of his many credits include: Mannen fra La Mancha (Det Norske Teatret, Oslo), Scandinavian Arena productions of; Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Fame, Grease, Chess and Saturday Night Fever. Saturday Night Fever (UK. tours, London, Johannesburg, Madrid, and Spanish Tour directed by Arlene Phillips and Karen Bruce). Little Shop Of Horrors, Sister Act and Legally Blonde, (Aberystwyth), Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals (Original UK tour), Ice Age Live – A Mammoth Adventure (Arena World Tour). The UK touring Production of ‘Robin Cousins ICE’ Thirteen World touring arena productions for ‘Holiday on Ice’. She Loves Me and The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Landor Theatre). Fanny and Stella, Pet Shop Boys’ Closer to Heaven, Maurice (directed by James Wilby), Grindr the Opera , Beautiful Thing, Andy Bell’s Torsten – The Beautiful Libertine, Romance Romance also Buyer
and Cellar ,as well as all the pantomimes at Above The Stag Theatre. Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on Tour, (UK Arena production directed by Anthony Van Laast.) The Last five Years, Associate designer, The Other Palace, (directed by Jason Robert Brown). Mad as Hell, (Costume designer, Jermyn St Theatre). National Touring productions of End of the Rainbow, Little Shop Of Horrors and Our House. High Fidelity (Turbine Theatre), Honest Amy (directed by Kathy Burke). Bang Bang by John Cleese, (Mercury Theatre and UK Tour). Dick Whittington, Snow White, (GBPA best costume design nominee), Jack and the Beanstalk, Oliver, and Cinderella , (Mercury Theatre Colchester). Hair in Concert. (London Palladium).

Recent productions include: Pippin, (Charing Cross Theatre), Heathers The Musical, (Theatre Royal Haymarket, National tour and The Other Palace). The Pleasure Garden (Offie 2021 Award winner, Best set design). The Night Larry Kramer Kissed me. (Wimbledon Stusio Theatre),But I’m A Cheerleader (Turbine Theatre), ‘’Oh.. And Another Thing’’,
an evening with Su Pollard (Tour).