New Musical Talent – The Composers, Dougal Irvine


Dougal read psychology at the University of Birmingham, before training as an Actor at Mountivew. He acted for eight years, notable roles include Mark in Rent (Prince of Wales Theatre), Manjiro in Pacific Overtures (Leicester Haymarket) and Understudy Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria).

He trained in playwriting at the Royal Court. His first musical, Departure Lounge won the MTM award for Best Music at the Edinburgh festival, was selected to run at the New York Summer Play Festival, and subsequently received its full London and US premier productions in 2010 simultaneously at the Waterloo East Theatre and Royal George Theatre, Chicago US. The UK production was nominated for Best New Musical at the 2011 WhatsOnStage Awards.

Dougal was also bookwriter/lyricist/composer for In Touch which ran at Trafalgar Studios as part of Perfect Pitch, and then at the Pleasance, Edinburgh 2010. He was lyricist for the recent smash hit Britain’s Got Bhangra (Stratford East/Rifco Arts- TMA Award Nomination). He was also composer/music director for The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Comedy of Errors (Changeling Theatre/Hazlitt Arts Centre).

Songs by Dougal have featured at three WhatsonStage award winners concerts.

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