David Delve
Biographical Information
Productions Les Misérables as Thénardier
Oliver! as Mr. Sowerberry/Dr. Grimwig
Company as David
The Phantom of the Opera as Richard Firmin
Anything Goes as Assistant Purser
Guys and Dolls as Arvide Abernathy
Half a Sixpence as Harry Chitterlow
Kiss Me, Kate as First Man
Jekyll & Hyde as Sir Danvers Carew
Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey II
Grand Hotel as Colonel Doctor Otternschlag
Recordings Oliver! (1994 London Cast)
Vocal Type Baritone

David Delve is an English actor.


Studying at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Delve appeared in a large number of theatrical productions, including She Stoops to Conquer, Twelfth Night (as Sir Andrew Aguecheek) and as one of the two Clowns in The 39 Steps.

Delve also made a number of screen appearances, playing Sam Carne in the original series of Poldark, Will Codsall in A Horseman Riding By and the Herald in Jangles, as well as guest roles in Blackadder and Casualty. He also had a role as Alec in the film Diamond Skulls.


Making his musical debut as Thénardier in Les Misérables, Delve played a large number of stage musical roles, including Mr. Sowerberry in the London Palladium production of Oliver!, Firmin in The Phantom of the Opera, Sir Danvers Carew in Jekyll & Hyde and Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors.


Les Misérables (1987)

  • Master of the House (contains solo lines)
  • Waltz of Treachery (contains solo lines)
  • The Robbery (contains solo lines)
  • Attack on the Rue Plumet (contains solo lines)
  • One Day More
  • Dog Eat Dog (solo)
  • The Wedding (contains solo lines)
  • Beggars at the Feast (duet)

Oliver! (1994)

Mr. Sowerberry
  • That's Your Funeral (contains solo lines)

Company (1997)

  • Company
  • The Little Things You Do Together
  • Sorry-Grateful (contains solo lines)
  • Have I Got A Girl for You (contains solo lines)
  • Side by Side by Side/What Would We Do Without You?
  • Have I Got A Girl for You (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • Finale Ultimo (Company)

The Phantom of the Opera (2000)

  • Notes/Prima Donna (contains solo lines)
  • Masquerade/Why So Silent (contains solo lines)
  • Notes II (contains solo lines)
  • We Have All Been Blind/Twisted Every Way (contains solo lines)
  • Grand Finale (concert)

Anything Goes (2003)

  • Public Enemy Number One (contains solo lines)

Guys and Dolls (2007)

  • Follow the Fold
  • More I Cannot Wish You (solo)
  • Guys and Dolls (reprise)

Half a Sixpence (2008)

  • The One That's Run Away (duet)
  • Flash Bang Wallop (contains solo lines)
  • Finale

Kiss Me, Kate (2010)

  • Brush Up Your Shakespeare (duet)

Jekyll & Hyde (2011)

  • Board of Governors (contains solo lines)
  • Facade (contains solo lines)
  • Letting Go (duet)
  • His Work And Nothing More (contains solo lines)

Little Shop of Horrors (2012)

  • Feed Me (Git It)(duet)
  • Coda (contains solo lines)
  • Suppertime (solo)
  • Sominex/Suppertime (reprise)(duet)

Grand Hotel (2015)

  • I Waltz Alone (solo)