by Jessica Yen
Nigel Thompson plays King David and has a lovely voice and stage presence. I wish that he had been given more direction in order to find more colours in King David. A King's Heart is about the life of an extraordinary man - a lowly shepherd who becomes a King - but in this production we learn very little about who he actually is. We hear over and over again that he is virtuous and faithful, but we never go any deeper than that. With text taken directly from the Bible, this musical fails to illuminate anything new about the story of King David.