November 17, 2012

Theatre can be dangerous:

David broke his finger on stage during a performance of Shinda the Magic Ape a a panto in Edinburgh in 1991.

"During a performance the mechanical arm of the huge beast landed on his hand, breaking his finger halfway through a performance. But David soldiered on, despite having to climb trees and generally monkey around on stage. He was back the next day with a splint on his hand to do it all again." - excerpt from article written by Donna White

He also suffered an injury in Stratford during theRSC production of As You Like It:

The production seem cursed, as during the run the slippery metal floor caused Victoria Hamilton (Phebe) to break her foot, Joseph Fiennes (Silvius) dislocated his shoulder and David (Touchstone) crippled his ankle.