David Scheel is a true South Australian success story. Born at Stirling in the Adelaide Hills he studied at the University of Adelaide, gaining an Honours degree in languages and a concert diploma on the piano. However, coming from a theatrical family theatre was Davidís first love, and after a short... more
David Scheel is a true South Australian success story. Born at Stirling in the Adelaide Hills he studied at the
In the UK Davidís work ranged across a broad spectrum, from pantomimes with the likes of Norman Wisdom, to work with the National Theatre, TV series such as Bergerac, plus many TV and radio appearances, principally for the BBC. However, it was when David went solo, combining comedy with classical music, that his career really took off. His best-known show, Donít Shoot Me, Iím Only the Piano Player, sold out in Londonís West End, at 3 consecutive Edinburgh Festivals, picking up a Variety Club of Great Britain award along the way.
Since returning to
Away from mixing classical music and comedy, David is also an award-winning serious composer, and a highly respected writer on conservation issues. Since 1993 he has been happily married to his Romanian wife, Tatiana, a passionate devotee of philosophy, ancient history and classic music, and "the perfect partner". David and Tatiana live in the world heritage listed