Category Archives: Theatre

Nineteen Eighty-Four nominated for a South Bank Award

Very happy that 1984 choreographed by Jonathan Watkins for Northern Ballet has been nominated for a prestigious South Bank Award. Celebrating the best of film, theatre, classical music, literature, art and dance it is an honour to be nominated alongside some incredible talent.. a brilliant team effort from the fantastic dancers, musicians, creatives & crew at Northern Ballet who made it all possible.

A full list of nominees can be found here.

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“First Light” at the Chichester Festival Theatre

I’ve just started rehearsals for “First Light” opening at Chichester’s brilliant Minerva Theatre directed by Jonathan Munby, on which I am composer. Written by Mark Hayhurst, it is the very moving true story of two young men at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916 accused of desertion.

The production runs from 10th June – 2nd July, more information can be found at CFT’s website here.

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“A Streetcar Named Desire” transfers to St Ann’s Warehouse, New York

Very happy to be transferring the award winning Young Vic production of A Streetcar Named Desire to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York in April 2016. Directed by Benedict Andrews with a cast including Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, the production runs between April 23rd – June 4th.

The show was also released in cinemas as part of NT Live and a spin off short film “The Departure” directed and staring Gillian Anderson was released last year, on which I also composed the music.

My music score can be heard on the listen page and downloaded from here.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four performed by Northern Ballet broadcast on BBC 4

Very happy that Northern Ballet’s production of 1984, choreographed by Jonathan Watkins, on which I composed the 100 minute live orchestral score, was broadcast on Sunday 28th February. The production premiered in Leeds in September 2015 and filmed during a live performance at Manchester Palace Theatre.

The ballet is available to watch on the BBC’s iPlayer for 30 days here.

Following on from its tour last year, the production will be at London’s Sadler’s Wells 24th – 28th May 2016 as well as the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Southhampton Mayflower. More information and tickets can be found on Northern Ballet’s website here.

I’ll be posting snippets of the score up on this site very soon.

Set your telescreens to record….

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“Mdudu Boy” directed by Ella Smith

Very happy to have composed the score for beautiful short film Mdudu Boy written and directed by Ella Smith (who I met whilst working on Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein at the National Theatre). Filmed in Kenya with a local cast it is the story of a young boy with big dreams…

Will be posting some of the African inspired score up on this site once the film is released later in the year. For more info on the film, visit the dedicated website here.

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“The Hope Rooms” directed by Sam Yates

I’m presently composing music for short film The Hope Rooms directed by long term theatre collaborator Sam Yates, staring Andrew Scott (Spectre) and Ciaran Hinds (There Will Be Blood). Written by the brilliant David Watson, the short is being produced by Bill Kenwright Films and tells the story of a father and son who meet up after 15 years to heal old wounds.

It’s a beautiful film and will be released in 2016… along with the soundtrack.

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Cymbeline at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Presently in rehearsals working on the first of two projects with director Sam Yates this month; Cymbeline at the beautiful Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an incredible indoor candlelit space part of Shakespeare’s Globe on the Southbank in London. The music will be performed live by cello trio and duduk which I’m very excited about…

The show runs between 2nd December 2015 and 21st April 2016. For more information visit the Globe’s website here.

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