David James Kirkwood

David James Kirkwood trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (MA in Classical and Contemporary Text) and the ‘School at Steppenwolf’ ensemble training program, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

Theatre credits include: Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound (Blood of The Young), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Lyceum Theatre Company) One Thinks of it all as a Dream (Oran Mor/Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival) 549: Scots of The Spanish Civil War (Wonder Fools), The Comedy of Errors (Bard in the Botanics), The Madness of Lady Bright (Cardboard Fox), Horizontal Collabaration (David Leddy/Fire Exit)

Film credits include: Flower (Twin City Pictures), The Fang Family (Conor Meechan/RCS), and Generations (Baby Grand Productions).


Singing: tenor B2-A4; lead pop/rock
Instruments: accomplished rhythm guitarist; has played bass & mandolin on stage also
An accomplished rock/pop vocalist and lyricist, with a decade’s experience of live performance and studio work.

Featured News

PPP on the BBC

Date posted: 1st Sep 2019

Writers – seasoned and new to TV – have signed up for BBC Scotland’s televisual treatment of the acclaimed theatre scheme A Play, A Pie And A Pint. Starting in…Read More

Toy Plastic Chicken – A Play, A Pie and A Pint

Date posted: 8th May 2019

Uma Nada-Rajah’s Toy Plastic Chicken comes to Oran Mor this spring and features BAA’s Neshla Caplan and David James Kirkwood. At Edinburgh Airport, a toy plastic chicken is suspected to be a bomb. A woman is…Read More

Mancub – Cumbernauld Theatre

Date posted: 17th Sep 2018

Award winning playwright Douglas Maxwell’s Mancub opens on 1st October at Cumbernauld Theatre, and features Brennan Artist David James Kirkwood. This magically comic and thoroughly compelling play explores the intensity…Read More

W-Hat About? – Fuora Dance Project

Date posted: 1st Dec 2017

W-Hat About? is a brand-new children’s dance-theatre performance by the enchanting dancers of Fuora Dance Project celebrating grandparents who help us to grow up, teaching us to be brave when…Read More

SCRIBBLE – Assembly Roxy Downstairs

Date posted: 19th Aug 2017

David James Kirkwood will perform in SCRIBBLE on 26th August 2017. Bran flakes, anxiety and gravity. The smallest moments in history. The largest events in the universe. Blink and you’ll…Read More

Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound

Date posted: 23rd May 2017

One of the most distinctive composers of her generation, Daphne Oram cut a trailblazing path through uncharted musical territory. In 1942 a seventeen-year-old Daphne attended a séance which inspired her…Read More

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