2018

2018 was a busy one and I lucky enough to work with some incredible artists and companies on some fantastic projects. Here is a full list of the year that was:

  • Flight – transfer to New York (3 month residency at the McKittrick), Vox Motus – Directed by Jamie Harrison & Candice Edmunds. New York Times review here
  • Keeping the Lights On – Ragged Edge Productions. Directed by Stefan Escreet
  • Frankenstein – Royal Exchange. Directed by Matthew Xia
  • 1984 – Emilia Romagna Teatro (Modena, Italy) – Directed by Matthew Lenton
  • Where Do We Stand? – Northern Stage. Directed by Louie Ingham
  • The Manchester Project – Monkeywood Theatre/HOME. Directed by Martin Gibbons
  • Flight – transfer to Galway International Arts Festival, Vox Motus – Directed by Jamie Harrison & Candice Edmunds
  • Out There – Mortal Fools. Directed by Helen Ferguson
  • Where Do We Stand? Chosen to open Birmingham Rep’s European Festival of Youth Theatre – Northern Stage. Directed by Louie Ingham
  • The Greatest Play in the History of the World (with Julie Hesmondhalgh)- Shown as part of the Traverse’s festival programme – Tara Finney Productions/Royal Exchange. Directed by Raz Shaw
  • Great Exhibition of the North – Northern Stage. Directed by Louie Ingham
  • Road – Leeds Playhouse. Directed by Amy Leach
  • Flight – transfer to Melbourne International Arts Festival, Vox Motus – Directed by Jamie Harrison & Candice Edmunds
  • B!rth – Wellcome Trust. Directed by Emma Callander
  • 1984 – remount for tour across Italy. Emilia Romagna Teatro (Modena, Italy) – Directed by Matthew Lenton
  • Little Gift – Andy Manley/M6 Theatre/The Lowry. Directed by Andy Manley & Gilly Baskeyfield



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 www.birthdebate.com

“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