david claridge

California

david claridge

California

At six years of age David wrote an essay wanting to be a puppeteer and create a famous tv character.

At twelve years of age he attended classes in mime, puppetry and acting at The Midlands Arts Center, UK.

Worked at The Midlands Arts Theater, trained as an actor, puppeteer, designer.

Designed first professional theater production at age sixteen.

Four years at Midlands Arts Theater performing in many productions, designed second stage play.

Three years at Caricature Theater designed multi media production, 'The Phantom Tollbooth'. also acted in various productions

Performed and created 'Arrow' for Harry Nilsons 'THE POINT' musical at The Mermaid Theater London with Mickey Dolenz and Davey Jones of The Monkees.

ACTOR: 'Bartholomew Fair' at the Roundhouse London also created puppets for the production.

ACTOR: Royal Court London, 'London Cuckolds'

ACTOR: Nottingham Playhouse, 'Antonio' with Alan Rickman.

ACTOR: Nottingham Playhouse 'Hamlet'.

ACTOR TV: Ruby Wax's 'For 4 Tonight' C4, and Ruby Wax BBC series one.

MUSIC

Created Independent Record Label THE MOBILE SUIT CORPORATION at Polygram Records, launched German Electronic band TRIO in the UK with 'DA DA DA', launched MONSOON, VICIOUS PINK PHENOMENA and released Japanese New Wave music in UK.

Film and Television

Created and performed 'MOONCAT' for ITV's 'MOONCAT & Co' for three seasons.

Muppet Movie2 (puppeteer), DARK CRYSTAL (design) JIM HENSON PROD.

Created puppets and performed in BBC series 'THE YOUNG ONES' series2.

Created puppets and performed in BBC series Parallel9 with Dinosaurs Brian and Derek.

Created ROLAND RAT and associated characters at TVAM for three years, moved to the BBC for six years. Produced over 400 half hours over thirty four years.

Rat tv production :

THE SPECTACULAR SHEDVISION SHOW,

RAT ON THE ROAD,

WINTER WONDERLAND,

ROLAND GOES EAST,

CINDERELLA PANTO & AUDITIONS,

OWRRAS SUMMER SPECTACULAR,

ROLAND LIVE,

ROLAND’S RAT RACE,

ROLAND RAT THE SERIES 1 & 2,

RATMAN,

THE RODENT ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES,

RAT TV,

L.A. RAT,

RAT66.

Created CGI series 'MOZARTS DOG' for Paramount Comedy.

Created, wrote, directed and performed in 'HAPPY MONSTERS' pre-school series for CHANNEL 5

Currently writing 'THE CHAIRMEN' an 18th Century drama set in England.