Greatest Play at The Traverse

The Greatest Play In The History Of The World will be shown as part of the Traverse Theatre’s festival programme. So pleased more people will get to see this beautiful show.

Written by Ian Kershaw, directed by Raz Shaw and performed by Julie Hesmondhalgh.


Where Do We Stand? – Northern Stage (April 2018)

Quite simply one of the most brilliant things i’ve ever worked on. I have collaborated with Louie Ingham for over ten years and she has been fundamental to my understanding of how to think about music in theatre and story telling. Louie has devised a style of work with young companies that confronts world issues through the microcosm of day to day lives using multiple overlapping narratives and gig style theatre events.

Where Do We Stand? at Northern Stage is a pinnacle of this form of theatre. Directed by Louie collectively written by Lee Mattinson, Laurence Wilson and members from the Northern Stage Young Company it is one of the most moving, tragic, funny, challenging and vital pieces of theatre for a modern age i’ve ever seen.

Following performances at Northern Stage, Where Do We Stand? will be performed at the Festival of European Youth Theatre at Birmingham Rep. Dates TBC.

Flight Goes to New York

Pleased to announce that following it’s premiere at last year’s Ediniburgh International Festival, Flight is transferring to New York for an 8 week run at the McKittrick. Previews begin on January 30th. Be there or be square, New Yorkers…

Birth at the World Health Organisation

Following runs at the Royal Exchange and Traverse Theatre it is really great to see some of the plays from Birth performed using my original music for policy makers at the World Health Organisation in Geneva.

A wonderful project to be part of. Learn more at

“Birth is a great example of how the arts can make a real difference to people’s thinking, their education and the world” – Shami Chakrabarti


Great to be working at the Royal Exchange again on a new adaptation of Frankenstein by April De Angelis. Directed by Matthew Xia and designed by Ben Stones.

Looking forward to exploring how terrifying this story can be…

Opens March 2018.

Where Do We Stand?

Cannot wait to work with Louie Ingham and the company on Where Do We Stand? for Northern Stage’s spring season.

Louie and I have collaborated for years and she is the director that really opened my mind and showed me how sound and music work in telling and enhancing a story.

This should be a great one.