David Kerslake in Peer Gynt

Endangered Productions is proud to present the distinguished actor, writer and director David Kerslake in our 2022 major production Peer Gynt. David plays the roles of the Button Moulder, German businessman, troll and Cook.



David Kerslake has worked extensively in theatre, film and television as actor, writer and director.

On stage, he has appeared in such diverse productions as On The Wallaby, Norm and Ahmed, The Shifting Heart and Behind the Mask for such professional companies as Q Theatre, Theatre South, Peter Williams, TOE Truck, Spectacle and Jigsaw (Canberra).

Early on, he appeared at the old Regent Theatre in Robina Beard's large-scale musical pantomimes. In 1988, he was commissioned by the Bicentenary Council to write, produce and direct the musical play And Now: Yesterday!

David has made several appearances for the Q Theatre, including his portrayal of Ginger Mick in The Sentimental Bloke. He toured for a year with the theatre-in-education company TOE Truck Theatre, having workshopped and performed as the original Arthur in Year Nine are Animals. David's Arts Council Tours include The Club and Gladbags. He has performed and directed professionally many times at the Clarendon Theatre Restaurant, where he became actively involved in initiating a series of self-devised productions.

Theatrical roles include Judge Hathorne in The Crucible, Roy in Cosi (Fringe), Norm in Norm and Ahmed (Actors Unlimited), Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (GMS) and, most recently, The Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into The Woods (Curtain Bounce).

David was a founding member and Artistic Director of Central Coast Theatre Company, for whom he directed three productions and appeared in 10, including roles as Estragon in Waiting for Godot, Larry in The Harlequin Shuffle, George in Double Act and Jack O'Hagan in Here Comes Showtime.

David's television credits include Heartbreak High, Elly and Jools, Sons and Daughters, A Country Practice, Willing and Abel, Life Support, Jessica, McLeod’s Daughters, Myles Barlow and Underbelly. He appeared recently as Jacko in the web series Old Mates. Films include A Dangerous Summer, September 1951 and The Diplomat.