I have worked in theatre in different roles, from accompanist, musician to MD and composer.
The Happy Hypocrite - Max Beerbohm:
This is the opening number What is a face? from my score for the musical The Happy Hypocrite. It is written by English writer David Benedictus and based on a short story by Max Beerbohm.
It tells the tale of Lord George Hell, a dissipated Regency buck who habitually cheats at cards, beggars his companions and womanises. Thanks, however, to a beneficent Cupid, his jaded eye lights on Jenny Mere, a pure young actress. Truly in love for the first time, he proposes to her. She rejects him: she can only marry a man with the face of a saint, and Lord George’s face ‘is even as a mirror long tarnished by the reflection of this world’s vanity’...
Performed in London and Oxford.
The Tim Williams Award:
My song My Little One, based on a poem by Tennessee Williams, was performed by James Smoker and Alistair Barron during the Tim Williams Award at the the Cochrane Theatre in London.
The piece received a further performance at St. James Cavalier Theatre in Valletta, Malta.
Romeo and Juliet de Buenos Aires:
Produced by Harbinger Theatre Company, this is a modern and unexpected version of the Shakespeare classic where Tango music and dance enhance the build up of the drama.
I composed the score for this production at the Cockpit Theatre London and led the band as MD and pianist.
Forty walls, ten doors:
Produced by London Bubble Theatre Company forty walls, ten doors was created by more than 70 Londoners of all ages, working alongside professional theatre-makers and musicians.
I was involved as co-bandleader, composer and accordionist.
Sugar – Some like it hot!:
Musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s classic comedy Some like it hot! at Luzerner Theater.
I acted as Musical Director in this production, preparing singers, choir and band.