Dermot Canavan

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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 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 STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
2023
Store Manager

[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]


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Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of ELF THE MUSICAL

Last night, ELF: The Musical celebrated the official opening of the show at the Dominion Theatre. Guests in attendance included Matt Lucas, Heidi Range, Samantha Spiro, Diana Vickers, Bradley McIntosh and more.  Check out photos from the red carpet here!

Photos: First Look at the Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End

All new photos have been released of the cast of ELF the Musical which opens at the Dominion Theatre, for a limited season, on 15 November 2023.

Matthew Wolfenden and Tom Chambers Will Star in ELF The Musical at the Dominion Theatre; Full Cast Revealed

Matthew Wolfenden will return to the stage by starring as Buddy in the smash-hit musical adaptation of ELF at London's Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited season from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024. He will be joined by Tom Chambers, who reprises the role of Walter Hobbs. Learn more about the cast of ELF here!

Georgina Castle, Rebecca Lock, Nicholas Pound, Kim Ismay & Dermot Canavan to Return to ELF THE MUSICAL

Marking the 20th anniversary of the original release of the motion picture featuring Will Ferrell, a worldwide success that has since become a holiday perennial, the smash-hit musical adaptation of ELF returns to London’s Dominion Theatre for a second consecutive year for a strictly limited season from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024.

Photos: Inside Press Night For ELF THE MUSICAL at Dominion Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Positive For COVID-19

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 For COVID-19

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 Team

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

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Ball, Lizzie Bea, Marisha Wallace, and More in HAIRSPRAY

The production is now playing at the London Coliseum, running 21 June through 29 September 2021.

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY, London Coliseum

Returning to London after more than a decade, and a few false starts, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s musical is, to quote the closing number of act one, “big, blonde, and beautiful”. 

VIDEO: Inside HAIRSPRAY's Return to London's West End!

This week the smash hit musical Hairspray made its big return to the West End stage! Get a peek inside the show's joyous first performance here!

VIDEO: The Cast of HAIRSPRAY Performs 'You Can't Stop the Beat' on BBC The One Show

Check out the 2021 West End cast performing the show's finale - You Can't Stop the Beat!

Les Dennis Joins the Cast of HAIRSPRAY at The London Coliseum

Entertainment legend Les Dennis will join the new production of Hairspray the Musical which is set to play a limited season at the London Coliseum from Monday 21st June – Wednesday 29th September 2021.

HAIRSPRAY West End Revival Postponed to Autumn 2020

The multi-award-winning smash hit musical Hairspray has announced new dates for its limited West End return.

Dermot Canavan FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dermot Canavan has not appeared on Broadway.

Dermot Canavan has appeared on London's West End in 6 shows.

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

Dermot Canavan's next show will be ELF the Musical which opens on 11/15/2023 on West End.

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