David Vickery

Case Study – Adrian Drew


As a trained actor David Vickery was the perfect choice for playwright and producer Adrian Drew to cast both in a showcase of a new play and as the Narrator for one of his ‘In Celebration’ evenings to play the part of the narrator and reader alongside the famed counter-tenor, James Bowman and acclaimed lutist, Dorothy Linell.

“David is a consummate professional who is creative, hard-working and totally dependable with an ability to command an audience’s attention,” notes Adrian Drew. “I used him in two showcase productions of new theatrical pieces which required a very large range of both voices and accents. To say that he achieved these brilliantly would be an understatement.”

For one demanding role in ‘Of Joy and Sorrow Mixt’ at the intimate Fan Museum, Greenwich, David seamlessly read poetry including Shakespeare’s sonnets, Marlow’s Blank Verse and poetry by Sir Walter Rayleigh as well as narrating the evening.

David took the audience on a journey of exploration looking at how the feelings of both joy and sorrow are conveyed through verse, song and music. With minimal scenery and just two musicians David needed to carry the event. Adrian was in no doubt that drawing on his experience David would deliver a first rate performance and has continued to use him in both his plays and such major events as awards ceremonies at Grosvenor House and The London Studios.

“David’s style is warm, clear, authoritative, engaging and totally convincing and he is completely at home on the stage, television or radio as well as being a first rate presenter in front of 1,000 people hosting an award dinner.”