David Forest - Playing with Myself
“Stunning!  David should be on TV with Graham Norton.”
Venue logos: 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)


Playing with Myself is David Forest's autobiographical one-man show. David introduces and performs his own songs with piano arrangements by Charles Miller. The show, 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 Brighton and Camden Fringe Festivals. 

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