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July 2021

Most importantly my wife Kate and I seem to have (so far!) successfully dodged the dreadful Coronavirus which has dominated all of our lives for the past eighteen months.  We feel both enormously grateful and fortunate for this.  Our thoughts have been with our many friends and colleagues during this very difficult time.

And, like all of us, I have done my best to use the time productively, including amongst other things the resumption of mixing and mastering recordings of theatre productions for which I have written the music, and in some cases the lyrics ...going back several years!  This work has sat in my "bottom drawer" for far-too-long while MD'ing increasingly dominated my time and attention. 

As we cautiously began to resume our careers, earlier this year I welcomed an invitation from an old pal, actor Martin Wimbush, to collaborate with him on devising and MD'ing a revue for this September's Rye Arts Festival - the pretty & characterful town on the Sussex coast.

Titled after the famous George Best quote "So, Where Did It All Go Wrong?", it is a witty, thought-provoking and eclectic compilation of brilliant writing and songs, linked (sometimes loosely :-) to and inspired by the pitfalls of show biz!

It is an absolute pleasure to be working with Martin and singer Sally Bayly.  Although I feature onstage with them, I promise not to upstage them ...not that they would for one minute let me get away with doing so!  Lots of fun.  So, if you fancy an Autumnal cultural break by the sea (plus excellent pubs and restaurants) check out the festival brochure online...

All best wishes to everyone for the remainder of 2021, and on into 2022.

And thankyou again to my wonderful, astute and very thorough agent - Bronia Buchanan and her excellent team - for continuing to look after me so well.

Highlights

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Death Of A Salesman

RSC Death Of A Salesman with Antony Sher & Harriet Walter – MD.  Stratford Upon Avon and Noel Coward Theatre, London.  Director: Greg Doran , Composer: Paul Englishby .  2015


Islamic Solidarity Games


4th Islamic Solidarity Games - Baku, Azerbaijan - Associate Music Director - Opening & Closing Ceremonies.  MD: Mike Dixon , Creative Director: Nathan M Wright.  May 2017


Islamic Solidarity Games

4th Islamic Solidarity Games - Baku, Azerbaijan - Associate Music Director - Opening & Closing Ceremonies.  MD: Mike Dixon , Creative Director: Nathan M Wright.  May 2017


Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin – Bath Theatre Royal 2014, The MAC Belfast 2015 – MD.  Director: Lotte Wakeham , Composer: Thomas Hewitt Jones .

King Lear

RSC King Lear .  Stratford upon Avon – MD.  Director: David Farr (adaptor of The Night Manager for BBC1 – 2016) , Composer: Keith Clouston.  2010/11


The Nutcracker - Nuffield

The Nutcracker – Nuffield, Southampton – MD.  Director: Blanche McIntyre , Songs: Paul Dodgson, Script: Hattie Naylor.  2013


Cinderella - Hammersmith Lyric

Cinderella Lyric, Hammersmith – MD.  Director: Sean Holmes , Composer: Tom Mills.  2012


The Tempest - Bath Theatre Royal

The Tempest with Tim Piggott Smith .  Bath Theatre Royal – MD.  Director: Adrian Noble, Composer: Shaun Davey.  Photo: Nobby Clark.  2012


Where Have I Been All My Life

Alecky Blythe’s Where Have I Been All My Life? – New Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme – MD.  Director: Theresa Heskins.  2012


Morte D'Arthur

RSC Morte D’Arthur – Stratford Upon Avon – MD.  Director: Greg Doran , Composer: Adrian Lee.  2010


I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire

I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire – New Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme- MD.  Director: Conrad Nelson.  Writer: Bob Eaton.  2014


Inherit The Wind

Inherit The Wind – New Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme – MD.  Director: Peter Leslie Wild.  2014  


Ben Hur

Ben Hur – Bath Theatre Royal – MD.  Community production – company of 145 people.  Director: Lee Lyford.  Composer: Conor Mitchell.  2010


Ben Hur - Bath Theatre Royal

Ben Hur – Bath Theatre Royal – MD.  Community production – company of 145 people.  Company Photo: Nick Spratling.  2010

And A Nightingale Sang (In Eldon Square)

And A Nightingale Sang (In Eldon Square) – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme – MD.  Director: Sarah Punshon.  2010


Evita

Evita – Assistant MD. Musical Director: David Steadman. UK tour, Bill Kenwright Productions.  2008/9


Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights – Composer.  New Vic Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme.  Director: Paul Warwick.  2008  


Noughts & Crosses

RSC Noughts & Crosses – UK tour – MD.  Director: Dominic Cooke , Composer: Gary Yershon .  2008  


The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz (RSC stage adaptation) – New Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme – MD.  Director: Theresa Heskins.  2007


Sinbad - Theatre

Sinbad – The Untold Tale – Composer/MD.  Theatre by the Lake, Keswick.  Director: Ian Forrest.  2006


Guys & Dolls

Guys & Dolls – Assistant MD.  Donmar Warehouse production on tour.  Director: Jamie Lloyd , Original Direction: Michael Grandage . Musical Director: Jamie Dunsmore. 2006/7


U.N. Inspector

The U.N. Inspector with Michael Sheen & Kenneth Cranham National Theatre – MD.  Adapted & Directed by David Farr .  Photo: Manuel Harlan.  2005


National Theatre The U.N. Inspector

The U.N. Inspector National Theatre – MD.  Adapted & Directed by David Farr .  Composer: Keith Clouston.  2005


Fiddler On The Roof

Fiddler On The Roof – Aberystwyth Arts Centre – MD.  Director: Michael Bogdanov .  2006


Julius Caesar - Hammersmith

Julius Caesar RSC at Lyric, Hammersmith – MD.  Directed by David Farr .  Composer: Keith Clouston.  2005


Dr Foster

Dr Foster RSC at Menier Chocolate Factory – Composer/MD.  Written & Directed by Adrian Schiller .  2005


Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet – Composer/MD.  Nuffield, Southampton.  Director: Patrick Sandford.  2005


Two Gentlemen Of Verona

RSC The Two Gentlemen Of Verona – Stratford, UK tour and North Carolina – MD.  Director: Fiona Buffini, Composer: Conor Linehan.  2004/5


Julius Caesar

RSC Julius Caesar – Stratford, UK tour and North Carolina – MD.  Directed by David Farr .  Composer: Keith Clouston.  2004/5


Singin' In The Rain

Singin’ In The Rain – Aberystwyth Arts Centre – MD.  Director: Richard Cheshire.  2004


Our Country's Good

Our Country’s Good – Composer/MD.  Nuffield, Southampton.  Director: Georgia Bance.  2002


High Society

High Society – Aberystwyth Arts Centre – MD.  Director Deborah Shaw.  2001


Treasure Island

Treasure Island – Composer & Lyricist.  Bristol Tobacco Factory.  2006


Robin Hood

The Adventures Of Robin Hood – Composer & Lyricist.  Bristol Tobacco Factory.  2005


The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden – Composer.  Bristol Tobacco Factory.  2004


The Jungle Book

Jungle Book – Composer & Lyricist.  Bristol Tobacco Factory.  2003


Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn – Composer & Lyricist.  Bristol Tobacco Factory.  2002

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