York writer, actor and director Mike Hickman wrote a very funny, moving play called “Not So Funny Now” about the women in Groucho Marx’s life. Off The Rock Productions decided to produce it, and I was brought on to provide music and SFX.
When I was approached by Mark France of Well Fangled Theatre to produce and perform music for his production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, I jumped at the chance.
It’s always a pleasure to work with Off The Rock Productions, and it was great to be invited to undertake the sound design for their latest piece of new writing.
This project represented a number of firsts – my first time working with York’s Off The Rock Productions and my first stage acting role.
Once again I was fortunate enough to be invited to work with Hedgepig Theatre. This time, on their adaptation of The Maids by Jean Genet, a twisted tale of two murderous sisters.
This project represented a number of firsts for me – my first foray into writing music for a musical, and first time working with York’s Six Lips Theatre. The brief from director Roxanna Klimaszewska was clear and focussed – a dark, industrial, steampunk take on Christopher Marlowe’s classic tale.
Another chance to work with the super talented Hedgepig Theatre team – this time a re-imagining of JM Synge’s Irish classic, rehomed to a fantasy Yorkshire by director and writer Andy Curry.
Miss Julie was the second Hedgepig Theatre production I was invited to participate in, and it was an equally edifying experience. Working with many of the same people as Playhouse Creatures, I was tasked with creating a dark 1920s theme for August Strindberg’s gender-war drama.
Playhouse Creatures was my first time working with York-based theatre company Hedgepig Theatre. The play, written by April de Angelis, is the story of Nell Gwynne and a small group of the very first female actors allowed on stage. It portrays the ascendence of Nell and the various fates of the other established actors and… Read More Playhouse Creatures