Dermot Canavan

Wilbur Turnblad

Theatre: Store Manager in Elf (Dominion Theatre 2022/2023), MAF Cover Wilbur/Edna Hairspray (Coliseum 2021), Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof (Menier Chocolate Factory, and Playhouse Theatre), David Walliams Grandpa’s Great Escape (Arena Tour), Cord Elam in Oklahoma! (Grange Park Opera), George in The Last Tango (PhoenixTheatre), 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 (UK & Europe), 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 (Bath Theatre Royal), Prospero in The Tempest (Ragz Theatre Company), Al in April In Paris (White Fox Productions), C.S.M Rivers/Arthur Boggis in The Accrington Pals (White Fox Productions).

Television: Tom in Casualty (2021), 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 Harvey’s Sofas, Butcher Tesco, Regular Character in Peugeot Channel Four Indent (Kuncklehead), 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 and also has a Blog called ‘The Bear and the Woods’.