David Levesley is a multimedia journalist focusing on the intersection of cultures and culture. He has written on everything from opera to orgies for GQ, Vice, Slate, the Daily Beast, the Guardian and many more. He is also currently the News and Features Editor for British GQ’s website, where he writes and commissions pieces on: culture, politics, dating, LGBTQ+ issues, fitness and wellness. He has also previously worked as a social media editor at the i Paper and social media producer at Sky News, working across video, text and other media.

David is also a playwright and producer, having staged works across the UK and in America. His latest play, Silent Meat, last appeared at the Tristan Bates theatre in London. He is also an avid storyteller, casual poet and makes a mean brunch. 


Selected Playwriting Credits

David's writing credits are below. For examples of his process as a director of his work and as a writer, his experiences with his new writing are documented on City & Seaside's blog, a writing collective he formed with Cathryn Turhan.

For more information on his official stage adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies, go to the show's production blog.

Selected Writing Credits

FML The Musical- 2011- Warwick Arts Centre Studio

Vile Bodies- 2012- Victoria & Albert Museum/Warwick Arts Centre Studio

Metaverse- 2012- IATL Studio (part of the Edward Bond@50 Celebrations)

Cinderella The Opera (Rewrite of Rossini's La Cenerentola)-2013-Warwick Arts Centre Theatre (revived for an April run.) Won 'Best Musical/Opera' at Warwick University Drama Collective Awards and 'Best Event' at the Warwick University Society Awards.

The House Beautiful- 2013- The Humanities Studio Warwick University. Nominated for NSDF writing ensemble for the play.

Garden Variety- 2013- Little Zelda Cafe, Brooklyn

Silent Meat - 2017-2019- The Pleasance Islington, The Tristan Bates

Reviews of Silent Meat

“In short, the play was brilliant” - LondonTheatre1

"Silent Meat is an incredible play about trying to understand death” - The Strand Magazine

"My new writing highlight of 2017... there were moments when I’ve never felt the audience around me fall quite so silent." - Arthur's Seat

Reviews of earlier work

"Vile Bodies was superb, it is the definition of amazing student theatre." (Anna Laycock, theatre blogger)

"The new translation, by Jones and Warwick’s seasoned and multitalented David Levesley (founded on an earlier version by John Aldis), hits the solar plexus of student humour… A Cenerentola just full of ideas, fizzing energy and incredibly funny (no pictures can do justice to its sheer explosive impact)." (Behind The Arras)

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