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Moving On – BBC One

David appeared in the episode “Love” in the seventh series of Jimmy McGovern’s successful daytime series Moving On in February 2016. The episode is written by Colette Kane, directed by David Whitney and produced by LA Productions.
Season 7 of Moving On in now available on DVD from November from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FSY8W0C

Multi-Story Water: Seven Bridges

David co-devised and performed in this new site-responsive theatre-based piece in June 2015.

Growing out of the original 2012 “Multi-Story Water” theatre piece and developed from a concept originated by Stephen Bottoms, “Seven Bridges” reunited David with Lynsey Jones and Simon Brewis from the original “Multi-Story Water” piece, all of whom co-created and performed in the resulting piece.

The piece evolved into an interactive Labyrinth Theatre-based journey along a stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool canal in Shipley and was performed on 27th & 28th June 2015 as part of the 2015 Shipley Street Arts Festival. Plans for an extended large-cast version of “Seven Bridges” are in the pipeline, and other Multi-Story Water projects are being developed.

“Seven Bridges” was funded by the Arts and Humanties Research Council.




Red Fortress, Unicorn Theatre

Photographer: Alice Pierburg
Director: Tony Graham; Writer: Carl Miller
Cast: David Smith, Samantha Adams, Jack Blumenau, John Cockerill, Julie Hewlett, Nadia Morgan, Amit Sharma, Gehane Strehler, Richard Sumitro
Musicians: Julde Camara, Tunde Jegede, Maya Jobarteh

The Postman Always Rings Twice, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Photographer: Keith Pattison
Director: Lucy Bailey; Writer: Andrew Rattenbury
Cast: David Smith, Joseph Alessi, Aran Bell, Charlotte Emmerson, Robert Jezek, Patrick O’Kane, Malcolm Rennie, Clara Perez

Electricity – Feature Film

Following Electricity’s world premiere in Leicester Square in October 2014 and its subsequent theatrical release, it is now available on demand at https://www.wearecolony.com/electricity/film/ and on DVD at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electricity-DVD-Agyness-Deyn/dp/B00OG48LF2

David plays Lily’s GP in Bryn Higgin’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tale for the modern day – an extraordinary hallucinatory journey of a young woman searching for her lost brother.

As Lily abandons her safe routine in a seaside town and heads into the treacherous underbelly of London she takes us on a deeply moving, frightening, but finally uplifting trip that really is like nothing you’ve seen before. Will Lily’s bravery help her connect her past and her future – or will she die trying?

Electricity was offical selected for the 58th London Film Festival, and Joe Fisher’s screenplay won Best Screenplay at the 2015 National Film Awards.

****”Boldly styled. Boldly acted. Joltingly powerful.” – Total Film

“There’s a jump and crackle to Electricity…a movie full of visual spark. It’s a gutsy, vibrant film about taking control of life. Fresh and free of cliche.” – Danny Leigh – BBC Film 2014

“quite fantastical, hallucinogenic electrical displays…the film does a very good job of putting you inside the head of its protagonist…a terrific performance by Agyness Deyn…raw in a way that it needs to be…The film itself has got a very gentle, compassionate understanding soul. Visually it’s excellently done.” – Mark Kermode – Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review, BBC Radio 5Live

More information about Electricity is available on the Stone City Films website here:

One For The Road at Esk Valley Theatre, 7th-30th August 2014

David played Dennis Cain in Willy Russell’s "One for the Road".

Set in 1980’s sprawling suburbia, the action centres around a dinner party at Dennis and Pauline Cain’s semi-detached dormer bungalow on the eve of Dennis’s 40th birthday.

He’s in the throes of a mid-life crisis – disillusioned with the conventional life he’s been saddled with and desperate to breakout. Pauline is more concerned with cooking to impress. The presence of upwardly-mobile Roger and Jane at the party and Dennis’s Olympic alcohol consumption combine to send the evening spiralling out of control and heading towards a revelation from Dennis that shatters the status quo…

“Esk Valley Theatre has chosen a good play and great actors – excellent theatre. Restless Dennis crouches on the sofa, leaps over it and lies on the floor completely unrelaxed – making actor David Smith mesmerising to watch.” – Emily Thwaite – Northern Echo

My Generation at West Yorkshire Playhouse, 5th-26th October 2013

David played Ritchie/Bug in My Generation at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Set in Leeds, My Generation is the story of a family and a city through 40 years of alternative culture. From the fear, tension and radical feminism of Leeds during the Yorkshire Ripper, the disillusionment of the Miners’ Strike, the drug fuelled hedonism of the 90s and finally the instability and possibilities created by today’s economic crisis.

Heartbreak, betrayal and coming out scrapping when all you’ve got left is pride – My Generation follows people who tried to live differently.

Written by award-winning TV writer Alice Nutter, founder member of British band Chumbawamba, this new play was underscored live with an explosive mash-up of live popular music from the four decades, performed by the cast and house band.


A Pinter and a Pair of Chekhov’s Shorts, Compass Theatre

Rehearsal Images

Director & Photographer: Neil Sissons
Cast: David Smith, Amy Rhiannon Worth, Mike Onslow

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