David Ian Neville


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David Ian Neville

David Ian Neville is a playwright and director. He trained in theatre in Edinburgh, and has worked as an actor, writer, director and drama facilitator.

Writing credits include: the Edinburgh Fringe First award-winning play, Exile (Edinburgh, King's Head & Bush Theatre, London); Dough (Òran  Mór, Glasgow); Twelfth Day of July (TAG, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow) & Across The Barricades (TAG, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow & New Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent); A Deafening Silence (Byre Theatre, St Andrews); The Heart of The City & Coppelia (Proteus Theatre Co. Basingstoke); Why Here? (Molecule Theatre of Science, London); Refuseniks (West One Youth Theatre, London); Back To Limbo (Annan Community Play/SAC commission); Another One For The Road (with Megg Nicol for Scottish Youth Theatre); The Book Safari; RLS; & The Talking Picture Show (Studio Earth Productions); The Tramp; Shiver Me Timbers; & Robin Hood (Clerwood Theatre Co. Edinburgh); The Chicago & New York TV Festivals award-winning TV plays Martha & The Audition (STV/ITV); Take The High Road  (STV); Together  (ITV); Desperate Measures; Inside; & Sport & How To Avoid It (BBC Radio 4); Kilbreck (BBC Radio Scotland); He has also written for BBC Schools Radio, London & Edinburgh and BBC TV and STV Schools Programmes. He has also devised and written scripts for corporate videos, museum audio-visuals & training films.

David has devised and storylined various drama series for BBC Radio, including: Lynton Bay (BBC Radio Scotland); Shuttle Diplomacy and Island Blue (BBC Radio 4). He has also written storylines for Lynda La Plante's ITV series, The Governor; BBC Radio 4's The Archers; BBC Radio Scotland's Kilbreck; and BBC Radio Wales serial, Station Road.

Theatre directing credits include: Exile (Fringe First Award); Kaddish For Pinter; and Just For A Laugh (Studio Earth Productions); and guest director for various companies including: Molecule Theatre of Science, London; Guizer Theatre, Aberdeen; The Warrington Community Play; West One Youth Theatre; and Artistic Director of Clerwood Theatre Co. Edinburgh. He has devised and run workshops for various companies and organisations including The British Council in Brazil.

His work as a radio drama producer for the BBC includes: The Quest Of Donal Q by David Ashton with Brian Cox & Billy Connolly; Homeless by Gerda Stevenson; Greyfriars by Ronald Frame; the radio versions of Black Watch by Gregory Burke; Dunsinane and Midsummer by David Greig and Fall by Zinnie Harris; Behind Closed Doors by Clara Glynn; The Other Simenon by Georges Simenon, dramatised by Ronald Frame; The Inspector Dover dramas by Joyce Porter, dramatised by Paul Mendelson. He was also a producer/director on the long running serials, The Archers (BBC Radio 4) and Station Road (BBC Radio Wales).

As an actor David has worked with various companies including: Clerwood Theatre Co. Edinburgh; Leaping Tiger /Cafe Graffiti, Edinburgh; Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, & Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh; and for BBC TV and STV. He has toured his one-man shows and performed as a clown/mime throughout the UK and abroad. His highest 'peak' as a performer was as a clown/mime for Virgin Atlantic on a flight to New York!

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