David Forest - Playing with Myself
“Stunning!  David should be on TV with Graham Norton.”
Venue logos: Britain's Got Talent, The Pheasantry, Tristan Bates, Komedia, Brighton Fringe & The Camden Fringe
David Forest is like the good bottle of wine that only gets better with time. This is vintage cabaret at its best! (Cabaret Scenes, May 2017)
Click for PDF:  Playing with Myself at Tristan Bates Theatre

Playing with Myself is David Forest's sixth one-man show, and the first to consist entirely of his own material. 

David introduces and performs his own songs with piano arrangements by Charles Miller. The show, which is directed by Harry Landis, received its premiere performances to sold-out houses at The Pheasantry, Chelsea and Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden, and went on to enjoy successful runs at the 2015 Brighton and Camden Fringe Festivals, before making a triumphant return to The Pheasantry in 2016, and again in 2017. 

The show includes David's hit song, Dear Jeremy Corbyn (see video above, recorded live at the Crazy Coqs cabaret in September 2017). Dear JC's star has risen, thanks to the 2017 General Election. Do have a listen, and catch up with the latest version.

The next public performance of the show will be at Tristan Bates Theatre on Friday, 22nd December at 9pm, as part of the 12 Days of Christmas festival 2017, when David's latest song, The Young Instructor in My Senior Exercise Class, will be included for the first time.

Contact David Forest (david@davidforest.info) to discuss availability for private bookings. 

“It’s a wonder that Forest isn’t a YouTube sensation yet.”
Copies of CD:  David Forest Live at The Pheasantty

Click below to buy a CD featuring eleven of David Forest's songs from Playing with Myself, recorded live in a sold-out show at The Pheasantry.  

“A one-man version of Flanders & Swann.”

£8 plus P&P £2

Click for PDF:  review of Playing with Myself
“Brilliant lyrics, perfect diction and comic timing.”
“Very moving, with comedy as a mask.”
David Forest playing with himself at The Pheasantry


“Cabaret to die for”

It wasn’t easy to be gay in the fifties. David Forest gives us a beautifully accurate and unsentimental portrait of the life of a homosexual man growing up in the forties and fifties in his cabaret PLAYING WITH MYSELF.

His original songs and the stories that introduce them are both humorous and touching. He sings about how much he enjoys giving a massage to his big black friend and praises same-sex dancing. He recalls the psychiatrist who told him he was not really gay; only searching for a father image.

This is a cabaret to die for. You owe it to your heart to see it.

Lynn Ruth Miller - lynnruthmiller.net

“Haven’t laughed so much for a long time.”
David Forest:  eight hands at the piano