Soundtrack Storytelling

There’s something magical about musical stories. As a composer and writer of music theatre I may be biased. One of the many things I love about music theatre are the recordings. Of course you can’t beat the live experience of the performance, but there has always been something about the cast recording of a show that has captivated me. As …

Great Adaptations (I Expect…)

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS about season 5 of Game of Thrones  Adaptation from one medium into another is an interesting thing. This week I’ve seen a number of examples where works have been adapted from existing material, with a varying degree of success. First off, although only one episode in, its clear that Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell could …

The Art of Sharing

This TED talk by Amanda Palmer on The Art of Asking is one of my favourites. Mostly because it feels like the story of my life. I’ve recently read the book that came out of this talk and that cemented it. Fear. I’ve been terrified for a large portion of my life of asking for things. That shame. As Amanda …

The Week That Was

I think I’m finally recovered. Last week was one of the most rewarding of my career. The workshop and development performances of Richard the First were better than I could have imagined. The cast and creative team worked hard and the results spoke for themselves. I’m so proud to have been a part of the process. I learnt so much. …