David played the role of Gethin Price in the 2001 Oxford Stage Company touring production of The Comedians. Written by Trevor Griffiths the play takes place in a schoolroom near Manchester where an evening class of budding comics is meeting for a final briefing from their tutor before facing an agent’s man from London.
Gethin is described as probably the smartest man there, with brilliant skills at mimicry and mime, but a mouth of obscenities and a nihilistic approach that seeks to deny the audience any comfort or even any laughs. David had to shave his head for the role, here is a great picture of him in a classic scene from the play with Gethin and two manaquins.
You can put pictures of David together from right after that period and watch his hair grow back! LOL
This is a screen cap from High Stakes - which must have been shot right after The Comedians.
The played ended at the end of October 2001 and this is a picture of him in Push Up, February 2002.
This is from Lobby Hero 2 months later.