Dougal is an award winning composer, lyricist and writer. He has recently been made Associate Artist at Curve Theatre, Leicester.
Credits as Bookwriter/Lyricist/Composer: Eric Idle’s ‘The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat‘ (Belgrade Theatre). The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre), Angry Birds (The Space – Havering), The Other School (St James Theatre/NYMT), In Touch (LONDON Bridewell Theatre JAPAN Rabinest Theatre), Departure Lounge (many productions including LONDON Waterloo East [Whatsonstage award nomination – Best New Musical], OFF BROADWAY Public Theatre – New York Summer Play Festival, CHICAGO Royal George Theatre, BELFAST Grand Opera House).
As Lyricist: Laila (Rifco Arts/Watford Palace/Tour). Britain’s Got Bhangra (2 National Tours Stratford East/Watford Palace 2010/11 – TMA Award nomination – Best Musical Production, Off West End Award Winner – Best New Musical). The Lighthouse (Production Exchange).
As Composer: The Twits (Curve) The Importance of Being Earnest (Curve/Birmingham Rep) The Witches (Curve/West Yorkshire Playhouse/Tour) Teddy (Southwark Playhouse – Winner, Best New Musical – Off West End Awards) The Snow Queen (Nuffield Theatre/Royal & Derngate), The Bacchae and Blood Wedding (Royal & Derngate – during the Cameron Mackintosh/Mercury Musicals Resident composer scheme), The Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor and The Comedy of Errors (Hazlitt Theatre, Touring), Captured by the Dark (StopGap Theatre).
Songs by Dougal have featured at three WhatsonStage Award winners concerts and the song cycles A Song Cycle for Soho (Soho Theatre) and Beyond the Gate (Gate Theatre) His album Acoustic Overtures: The Songs of Dougal Irvine features a forward by Stephen Fry and the Stiles and Drewe song prize winning Do You Want A Baby Baby?
Dougal was also runner up in the prestigious Arts Foundation award.