Musicals & Events

The Magic of Musicals!

StagedRight Director David McNeill has been working professionally for more than 25 years and is a full Equity member. He is vastly experienced in not only directing musicals but is more than able to co-ordinate and manage the technical side of the production if required.

Currently working on:

GREASE! – The Sands Centre, Carlisle (SRP)


A sample of some previous productions/events


– University of Cumbria



CATS! – The Sands Centre, Carlisle (SRP)

“The best production EVER seen in Carlisle” (Cumberland News)

“Stunning and Outstanding”



West Side StoryWest Side Story – Empire Theatre, Liverpool (ATG)

“A magnificent adaptation”

“Worthy of its environment”

“Enormous credit must go to Director David McNeill”

North West End review


TITANIC: The Musical

The Sands Centre, Carlisle (SRP)



“Possibly the most emotional but outstanding production I have ever seen”

“Quite Superb”

“Great Aplomb”

The Cumberland News


Footloose‘Footloose’  – Palace Theatre, Manchester (ATG)  

4 star reviews 

“(McNeill) has injected the pace into this piece that it needs”

“A brilliant creative team”


“Working with David is always a pleasure. He has a fantastic vision and has directed record breaking shows at The Palace Theatre. I look forward to working with him again in the future”. Mary Murray, The Palace Theatre, Manchester


  Liverpool OneLiverpool 2nd pic‘A Magical Christmas’

– Liverpool One Shopping Centre

“Wow @Liverpool_ONE that was the most amazing light switch on complete with snow, Santa & Mariah [Carey].”- Twitter
“I live in New York and we don’t have anything nearly as good as that” – Liverpool ONE Facebook


Oliver Set

Oliver – The Sands Centre, Carlisle (SRP)



The Cumberland News


Stobart Fest

Cilla‘Stobart Fest’ – Host and Compere as seen on C5 Trucks and Trailers

“Thank you for being the perfect compere and host”



‘Carlisle’ Christmas Wonderland’ – Carlisle City Centre

A breath-taking event with traditional wooden chalets, fabulous entertainment and a living nativity complete with live animals in the grounds of Carlisle’s stunning Cathedral. The hourly snow storm was an attraction in its own right!


WSS Manchester‘West Side Story’ – Palace Theatre, Manchester (ATG)  4 & 5 star reviews

“I cannot praise this production enough”

“Fresh & exciting…catch it if you can”

“A tribute to David McNeill”

“A spectacular & enthralling production”

“David has a professional manner which is shown throughout his work. He is a great communicator which is essential when dealing with a variety of different departments, personalities and challenges. He is extremely thoughtful and works well with others and is at relative ease in front of important people.

Combine the above with an easy going, likeable manner; he is an ideal candidate for any role within the creative industry”.

Stacey Broadmeadow, General Manager of The Palace Theatre, Manchester



‘Hairspray’ – Sands Centre, Carlisle (SRP)

“Another smash hit”

“Another scintillating show”




IMG_0455‘Cats’ – Empire Theatre, Liverpool (ATG) 3 x 4 star reviews

“A notch above mere catty competition”

“A visual and atmospheric production”



IMG_0296‘Singin’ in the Rain’ – Sands Centre, Carlisle (SRP)

“Brilliant Production”

“David McNeill did a sterling job”


“Hats off – or should it be sou’westers – to you”


Grease 2‘Grease’ – Palace Theatre, Manchester (ATG) 4 star reviews

“McNeill allows each cast member enough of the spotlight”

“Worth the ticket price” 



Grease 2‘Grease’ – Empire Theatre, Liverpool (ATG) 4 star review

“Full of clever touches”




‘Les Miserables’ – Sands Centre, Carlisle (SRP)

“Congratulations to David McNeill who directed this fantastic production”

“Amazing, Fantastic, Terrific”


Annie‘Annie’ – Palace Theatre, Manchester (ATG)

4 & 5 star reviews

“McNeill uses rare skill and imagination”

“Really Impressed”   “Passion and skill”




picture 2‘Guys & Dolls’ – Palace Theatre, Manchester  (ATG)

5 star review

“Thanks to the expert direction of David McNeill”

“The best production of Guys and Dolls I have ever seen”

“This has to be the best, evidenced by the standing ovation”


Annie‘Annie’ – Empire Theatre, Liverpool (ATG) 


“A quality production”

“Worthy of The Empire”



 ‘Die Fledermous’ – West Walls Theatre, Carlisle (Cumbria Opera)

“Congratulations on a fresh & witty production”


Other professional ‘Musicals’ work includes:

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Event Manager) Volvo Bus Factory

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Event Manager) Whitehaven Harbour

Fame – Opera House, Manchester (Casting & Creative)

The World of Musicals in Flowers – Charter Theatre, Preston

Phantom in Flowers – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Les Miserables Workshop – Langholm