David Ridley

David Ridley


  • Location: Bristol
  • Freelancer: Available

Bristol-based composer, sound designer and performer.

Graduate of MA Composition from Bristol University under full Faculty of Arts scholarship.  Particular interests lie in live elements of music in theatre, including varied electronics, as well as performing as a multi-instrumentalist on violin/viola, piano, voice.

Founding member of Bucket Club, an associate company of Farnham Maltings. Regular collaborator with Tap Tap Theatre.

Winner of the 2014 Musical Theatre Network Innovation Award for the score of Bucket Club's Lorraine & Alan. 

Current work includes:

LAUNCH PARTY (Bucket Club in association with Farnham Maltings)
RUINS (Theatre Royal Bath young company)
HOME (short film. By Sam Bailey dir. Helena Middleton)

Recent work includes:

FOSSILS (Bucket Club)
THE LIGHT PRINCESS (Tobacco Factory Theatres/Peepolykus)
OUR TOWN (Theatre Royal Bath Young People's Theatre)
CAPTAIN MORGAN I & II (Tap Tap Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, winner of Broadway Baby 'Bobby')
THE EULOGY OF TOBY PEACH (2015 IdeasTap/Underbelly award winner)
THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTHONY (Mechanical Animal Corporation, Summerhall)
GIRL ON A ROPE (w. Imogen Macrae, Glastonbury Big Top)
LORRAINE & ALAN (Bucket Club, National Tour, winner of Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence)



Work History

Associate Composer and Performer - Tap Tap Theatre

Aug 2013 - Present

Associate Composer - Bucket Club

May 2013 - Present


Music: Composition - Masters - Bristol University

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

Music - BA Hons - Bristol University

Sep 2009 - Jul 2012


  • Composition
  • Choral Music
  • Conducting
  • Devising
  • Logic Pro
  • Max/MSP
  • Musical Performer
  • Musical Theatre
  • Piano
  • Singing
  • Violin
  • Voice


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