Edinburgh Theatre Arts

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David McCallum 

Prior to joining Edinburgh Theatre Arts in 1995, my experience had mainly involved performing in musicals and light entertainment. Having been extremely impressed on seeing the company’s production of “Macbeth” at the Churchill Theatre, I was very excited to be invited to play the role of Malcolm when the play was resurrected for the Edinburgh Fringe. It was initially quite a daunting experience, however I very quickly formed lasting friendships in the company and have enjoyed working on many different productions in many different capacities since then. I am proud to have also been involved in the presentation of excerpts from Robin Lorimer’s translation of “Macbeth in Scots” at that time, and was delighted that ETA were the first company to perform the full play in the Scots tongue in 2012.
I’ve been lucky enough to appear in a wide range of plays during my time with Edinburgh Theatre Arts; among my favourites have been “Juno and the Paycock” (as Johnny Boyle), “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” (Billy Bibbitt), “A Taste of Honey” (Geoff), “I Have Been Here Before” (Oliver
Farrant), “The Cherry Orchard” (Trofimov) and “A Tale of Two Cities” (Sydney Carton). I very much enjoy being part of an ensemble cast, and one of the most enjoyable productions for me was “David Copperfield” where I had enormous fun playing the evil Uriah Heep!
In addition to acting, I enjoy working behind the scenes as club treasurer and as producer of some of our Christmas entertainments. I wrote and directed ETA’s first pantomime, “Aladdin”, in 2010 and have recently developed an interest in music and sound design after working in this capacity on “A Fistful of Mondays”.