I have written many shows for schools and youth theatre companies, performed in the UK and in New York, on tours and at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. See below for details on my recent and current shows
For Love or Money (2018)
Based on the libretto of John Gay's 1728 Operetta "The Beggar's Opera". 'For Love or Money' updates the language and dialogue of the original story whilst maintaining the orginal characters. However, the Music is completely new. The original folk and church songs are replaced with a high energy score mixing rock, acoustic and comic songs which give a new momentum to an enduring tale. Although the story is nearly 300 years old, society has changed less than we might have hoped... Meet Captain Macheath, Polly, Lucy and the underclass of C18th London in a new way.
Principals: 4m, 4f. Ensemble/minor roles 8m, 8f
2 Acts. 1 hr 45m (incl interval)
Chalk Circle - The Songs
Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle is a much translated, much examined performance piece but often the music makes performances difficult. The original score is hard to obtain and challenging to modern audiences.
This is a set of new songs, with new lyrics based upon the essence of the originals, which work to produce a more contemporary version of this theatrical classic. Maybe not classically Brechtian, but effective, interesting and musically much more accessible for C21st theatre goers.
These songs will work with most modern translations of the text.