Having established myself as a composer for dance, whilst studying in London, it was a natural step to write scores for live theatre. So, when fellow graduate and theatre director Andy Burden asked me to create some music for his stage adaptation of The Fisher King, I said ‘yes’. This led to work with Big State Theatre, Prime Theatre, Cause for Applause and others.
Think of a Show
A few years ago, I read an amazing book by performance artist Marina Abramovic, ‘Walk Through Walls’. It made me realize I hadn’t really challenged myself creatively for some time. This, coupled with an earlier experience of performing John Cage’s 4’33” at a Christmas event, led to the creation of my experimental Fringe Theatre show ‘Think of a Song’. Which, in turn, became a trilogy.
Bike to the Future
Following the success of my ‘Think of a…’ fringe theatre trilogy (see below), I began work on a cycle-based touring show, ‘Bike to the Future‘. The aim was to take this around the country by bike and an initial tour to Cornwall had been booked for summer 2020. We all know what happened next. But, this project is now back up and running, with a special theatrical preview scheduled for October 2021, at the Rondo in Bath.
The Invisible Woman – The Rondo Theatre; dir. Charlotte Palmer
Bike to the Future – The Rondo Theatre; self-directed
Think of a Conclusion – Bath Fringe; self-directed
Think of a Sequel – Bath Fringe; self-directed
Think of a Song – Bath Fringe; self-directed
The Change Room – Reach Inclusive Arts; dir. Yvonne Chamberlain
Old World – Prime Theatre; dir. Andy Burden
The Government Inspector – Full Tilt Theatre Co; dir. Pat Welsh
Animal Farm – Cause for Applause Theatre Co; dir. Kirsten Lane
Fetch! – Big State Theatre; dir. John Nicholson (Peepolykus)
Fire Starter – Big State Theatre; dir. John Nicholson
16 Types of Happiness – Big State Theatre; dir. Andy Burden
Hitting Dennis – Big State Theatre; dir. Andy Burden
Hysteria – The Rondo Theatre Co; dir. Iris Leonard
The Tempest – Innerroom Theatre; dir. Andy Burden
The Fisher King – Innerroom Theatre; dir. Andy Burden
Swan Lake – SNAP Theatre; dir. Andy Graham