August 13th, 2019

I will be doing a talk on the process behind Miss Littlewood at the Royal Academy of Music on Tuesday October 8th, 2019, as part of the Academy's celebration of  the 25th anniversary of the Musical Theatre Department. Free tickets available here.

December 4th, 2018

I am thrilled to announce that I have been nominated for Best Musical Theatre Bookwriting in the 2019 Writer's Guild of Great Britain. The ceremony is on January 14th, 2019. In the meantime you can check out the Writers' Guild Website here.

September 7th, 2018

The cast recording is now out for Miss Littlewood, and is available on CD via the RSC website, on iTunes, and on Spotify.

July 19th, 2018

Miss Littlewood has opened to some delightful reviews: 5***** in Whatsonstage ("I felt the hairs stand on end at the back of my neck"); 4**** in The Times ("It's a magnificent evening") The Guardian ("It is as if we are seeing Joan’s methods applied to her life"), The Evening Standard and The Stage ("A stage dominated by women of all ages still feels like a radical act."). Following our recording a couple of weeks ago, a CD is out soon. Meanwhile, the script has been published by Samuel French and you can buy it here.

May 23rd, 2018

We're already in week three of rehearsals for Miss Littlewood. We're rehearsing in the RSC's The Other Place, which was built on the site of the old Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Back in October 2014, for the very first Fun Palaces weekend, we presented a few songs from my then-unfinished show...it feels wonderful to be back, preparing the first full-blown production.

April 14th, 2018

 

The cast has been announced for Miss Littlewood! Click here for the latest press release and more details: https://www.rsc.org.uk/miss-littlewood/

September 12th, 2017

I'm delighted to announce that my Joan Littlewood show, Miss Littlewood, will form part of the RSC's Summer 2018 season, announced today! It runs at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, from June 22nd to August 4th, 2018.  You can read the full press release here.

August 2017

I've been redrafting my Joan Littlewood show, Miss Littlewood, over the summer. I'm nearing the end of the latest draft, and will shortly be able to share some extremely exciting news.

March 2017

On Tuesday 7th March, we took my Joan Littlewood show to Stratford East to perform my latest draft to the staff there. I'll keep the updates coming...alongside many of the December team, we were joined by Gloria Obianyo, Ash Hunter and Joseph Atkins.

January 2017

I've just started rehearsals as composer for a hilarious new farce by Phil Porter, based loosely on the works of Plautus, called Vice Versa. It's directed by Janice Honeyman, and opens in the Swan Theatre in May...

 

December 2016

I've had the most amazing week workshopping Miss Littlewood with the RSC and a terrific group of performers: Clare Burt, Nicola Hughes, Clare Foster, Laura Tebbutt, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Natalie Dew, Emily Johnstone & Alex Lawther. More news to follow.

September 2016

Draft 1 of my Joan Littlewood show is complete! Now for the rewrites...

May 2016

I'm hard at work on my next show: a musical based on the life of the maverick theatre director, Joan Littlewood. More news to follow...

March 2016

 

The album of music and speeches from A Midsummer Night's Dream is now available on CD, iTunes and spotify!

 

 

February 2016

 

Reviews for A Midsummer Night's Dream are in: 4**** in The Guardian, The Evening Standard and The Times

 

 

October 2015

 

I am delighted to announce that I will be composing the score for the Royal Shakespeare Company's forthcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Director: Erica Whyman; Designer: Tom Piper; Lighting Designer: Charles Balfour.

March 2015

Playing For Time at Sheffield Crucible received excellent reviews. Read more here.

 

 

December 2014

 

The Christmas Truce at the RSC received five stars in The Daily Telegraph! You can read the review here.

 

 

November 2014

I am delighted to announce that I will be arranging and composing the music for Sheffield Crucible's forthcoming production of Arthur Miller's play, Playing for Time, directed by Richard Beecham. This is an extraordinary play about the women's orchestra in Auschwitz, based on the memoir of the same title by Fania Fénelon.

September 2014

As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's very own Fun Palace, on Sunday October 5th 2014 I shall be presenting brand new songs from my show-in-development. It's called Miss Littlewood, and is based on the life of maverick theatre practitioner, Joan Littlewood.

Jenny Galloway will be playing Joan, and Alison Pargeter will play Barbara Windsor.

May 2014

My great friend, the artist Harriet Mellor, has made a beautiful video, for which I've provided the music - 'Gavotterella', from The Glass Slipper. You can watch it here: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2014:

I am delighted to announce that I will be writing the music for the Royal Shakespeare Company's forthcoming production of The Christmas Trucea new play written by Phil Porter to commemorate the Truce of 1914.

 

February 2014:

​I am delighted to announce that I will be the Musical Director for the Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre department's production of A Man of No Importance in June 2014.