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Dermot Canavan

 
Bio:
Training: Drama Studio London. Theatre: Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof (Playhouse Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory); Grandpa’s Great Escape (Arena Tour); Cord Elam in Oklahoma (Grange Park Opera); George in The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre); Doc in West Side Story (Kilworth House ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Training: Drama Studio London. Theatre: Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof (Playhouse Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory); Grandpa’s Great Escape (Arena Tour); Cord Elam in Oklahoma (Grange Park Opera); George in The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre); Doc in West Side Story (Kilworth House ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Revival, 2021
Male Authority Figure/Wilbur Cover
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2019
Lazar Wolf [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Revival at Menier Chocolate Factory, 2018
Lazar Wolf
  [West End]
West End Limited Run, 2016
George [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2006
Man #1 [Replacement]

Dermot Canavan Biography

Training: Drama Studio London.

Theatre: Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof (Playhouse Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory); Grandpa’s Great Escape (Arena Tour); Cord Elam in Oklahoma (Grange Park Opera); George in The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre); Doc in West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre); Major Courtney in The Ladykillers (The Watermill Theatre); Foster Wilson/Pawnee Bill /cover Charley in Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour); Keith in Dick Whittington and his Cat (Lyric, Hammersmith); Smee in Peter Pan (Richmond Theatre); John in Get Got (Janski Productions); Stephano in The Tempest; Tranio in The Taming Of The Shrew; Man 1 in The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre); Male Authority Figure/Wilbur and Edna in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); Poppineau in In The Club (Hampstead Theatre); Christmas Present/Fezziwig And Others in A Christmas Carol (Hidden Pearl Productions); Falstaff in The Merry Wives Of Windsor (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Witch/Porter in Macbeth (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Chorus in The Incarcerator; Luce/Courtesan/Abbes in A Comedy of Errors (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Vanity/Squire in Mother Goose (Pneuma Arts); Boswell in Office Suite (Theatre Royal); Prospero in The Tempest (Ragz Theatre Company); Al in April In Paris (White Fox Productions); C.S.M Rivers/Arthur Boogis in The Accrington Pals (White Fox Productions).

Television: Gavin Dunn in Doctors; Colin Stephens in Cuffs; Clerk Of The Court in Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC Television);Catering Manager in Where The Heart Is (Meridian Broadcasting); Thomas Bradley in Silent Witness (BBC Television).

Commercial: Magician in Harvey’s Sofa Advert; Butcher in Tesco’s; Regular Character in Peugeot Channel Four Indent (Knucklehead); Dad in Morrison's Commercial (DKLW); Kevin in ABC 1 (Walt Disney); Dad in BT (A. V. Browne Advertising); Premiership Football (Sky Television).

Film: Janitor in Like Crazy (Ascension Productions).

Workshop: Eric and Ensemble in Rehab (Union Theatre) Bock and Others in Mephisto (MJE Productions).

You can follow Dermot on Twitter and Instagram. @derrybear.

Dermot is a Playwright. A new production of his play Third Finger, Left Hand has just opened in Prague. He also has a Blog called The Bear and the Woods.






Dermot Canavan News

Photos: Inside Press Night For ELF THE MUSICAL at Dominion Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Press Night For ELF THE MUSICAL at Dominion Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022

Press night of ELF The Musical took place at the Dominion Theatre yesterday, Thursday 24 November 2022. Guests included Katherine Ryan, Russell Kane, Shane Richie, Rachel Stevens and Denise Welch. Check out photos here!

Photos/Video: First Look at ELF THE MUSICAL, Now Playing in London Photo Photos/Video: First Look at ELF THE MUSICAL, Now Playing in London
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2022

All new photos and video footage have been released from ELF The Musical, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 24 November 2022. Previews began on Monday 14 November.

Photos: First Look at the Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL at the Dominion Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at the Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL at the Dominion Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

Previews begin at the Dominion Theatre on 14 November, with the official opening taking place on 24 November. The cast of ELF includes Simon Lipkin as Buddy, Rebecca Lock as Emily Hobbs, Georgina Castle as Jovie, Tom Chambers as Walter Hobbs, Kim Ismay as Debs, Nicholas Pound as Santa and Dermot Canavan as Store Manager.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For ELF in the West End Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For ELF in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

All new rehearsal photos have been released for Elf in the West End! Previews begin at the Dominion Theatre on 14 November, with the official opening taking place on 24 November.

Rebecca Lock Completes the Cast of ELF at the Dominion Theatre Photo Rebecca Lock Completes the Cast of ELF at the Dominion Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2022

Renowned theatre actress Rebecca Lock will play Emily Hobbs in ELF, the smash hit musical which returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. 

Tom Chambers Joins The Cast Of ELF At The Dominion Theatre Photo Tom Chambers Joins The Cast Of ELF At The Dominion Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

Tom Chambers will be playing the character Walter Hobbs, the rediscovered father of Buddy, in ELF, the smash hit musical which returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. 

HAIRSPRAY Rehearses 12 New Performers to Avoid Further Performance Cancellations Photo HAIRSPRAY Rehearses 12 New Performers to Avoid Further Performance Cancellations
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021

This comes after the show was forced to close on July 4 after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19. The closure period extended on July 12 due to “a small number of isolated positive cases of Covid-19 within the company.'

HAIRSPRAY Extends Cancelled Performances Through 18 July After Member of Team Tests P Photo HAIRSPRAY Extends Cancelled Performances Through 18 July After Member of Team Tests Positive For COVID-19
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

Learn more about options for ticketholders, including rebooking for a new date, or receiving a full refund.

HAIRSPRAY Cancels Performances Through 13 July After Member of Team Tests Positive Fo Photo HAIRSPRAY Cancels Performances Through 13 July After Member of Team Tests Positive For COVID-19
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2021

Learn more about options for ticketholders, including rebooking for a new date, or receiving a full refund.

HAIRSPRAY Cancels Today's Matinee Due to Suspected Case of COVID-19 Among Production  Photo HAIRSPRAY Cancels Today's Matinee Due to Suspected Case of COVID-19 Among Production Team
by Stephi Wild - Jul 4, 2021

If you are a ticketholder for today's performance, learn more about options for refunds or exchanging your tickets to an alternative date.

Dermot Canavan Videos

Photos/Video: First Look at ELF THE MUSICAL, Now Playing in London Videoplay
Photos/Video: First Look at ELF THE MUSICAL, Now Playing in London

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2022

All new photos and video footage have been released from ELF The Musical, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 24 November 2022. Previews began on Monday 14 November.

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Videoplay
BWW TV: Meet the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2019

BroadwayWorld UK reporter Jamie Body went backstage at the Playhouse Theatre to talk to some of the cast from Trevor Nunn's critically acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in London Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in London

by Alan Henry - Feb 18, 2019

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents its major revival of one of the world's most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. Check out new video of the cast in action below!


Dermot Canavan Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dermot Canavan been in?
Dermot Canavan has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Dermot Canavan been in?
Dermot Canavan has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

What was Dermot Canavan's first West End show?
Dermot Canavan's first West End show was The 39 Steps which opened in 2006