Sleeping Beauty Review – Whats On Stge

★★★★ We are introduced to the story of The Sleeping Beauty by the OTT Fairy Fashionista (Sheena Patel) and the equally aptly named Arachnia (Erica Guyatt) – if you’re allergic to spiders, this is an immortal you’re best advised to keep at a safe distance. King Calico (Walter van Dyk) is, of course, determined to keep his… Continue reading Sleeping Beauty Review – Whats On Stge

A Christmas Carol Review Round-Up

A Christmas Carol Review – The Stage ★★★★ The setting for this Christmas tale is so ornate and enchanting that it gives the production an air of excitement and sophistication even before the opening line has been uttered. And, happily, the Antic Disposition team members live up to their surroundings, presenting an entertaining play that… Continue reading A Christmas Carol Review Round-Up

Sleeping Beauty

Chris is musical director for Sleeping Beauty at the Watford Palace Theatre, 5 – 27 December 2014 2014. Join us at the Palace for a proper family pantomime, with live musicians onstage, stunning sets and costumes, plenty of audience participation, and song, dance and slapstick performed straight from the heart by a talented company of first-rate… Continue reading Sleeping Beauty

Soho Cinders

Soho Cinders – Stanwix Theatre, 2014

Chris is music director for Soho Cinders at Stanwix Theatre, University of Cumbria October 2014. Directed by Damian Sandys, with Soho Cinders is a modern musical fable that is set in and celebrates the London district of Soho which mixes politics, sex-scandals and true love. The story focuses on impoverished student Robbie, who is paying… Continue reading Soho Cinders

Rats’ Tales

Chris is composing music for Rats’ Tales by Carol Ann Duffy, adpated by Melly Still and directed by James Williams at Watford Palace Theatre. By Carol Ann Duffy, adapted by Melly Still Brought to life by some of the county’s most talented young people, Rats’ Tales is a collection of seven hugely entertaining, dark and… Continue reading Rats’ Tales

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales – Watford Palace Theatre

25 – 26 February 2014 Watford Palace Theatre, in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council Children’s Services, presents The Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer Heard the one about the Knight, the Monk, the Miller and the Wife of Bath? Well now’s your chance, as some of Chaucer’s best loved tales are brought to life by a… Continue reading Canterbury Tales

Chess scoops a Shenton!

Chess – Union Theatre

Chess, revived by co-directors Christopher Howell and Steven Harris, tops Mark Shenton’s list of Best Musicals of 2013. Chess played at the Union Theatre with music direction by Simon Lambert and musical arrangements by Christopher Peake.

Cinderella – Alban Arena

Cinderella 2013 Alban Arena

Chris is Musical Director for Cinderella at the Alban Arena. Here is what The Stage had to say about the production: Cinderella Published Monday 9 December 2013 at 12:04 by Katie Colombus St Albans pantomime comes highly recommended this year. Producers Paul Hendy and Emily Wood have outdone themselves with a stellar cast and spectacular production values. The show is chock-full… Continue reading Cinderella – Alban Arena

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Watford Palace Theatre

31 October – 2 November 2013 Watford Palace Theatre, in partnership with HCC Children’s Services, presents Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. Fed up of being outwitted by a cunning fox, three nasty farmers called Bogis, Bunce and Bean hatch a ruthless plan to rid themselves of this pest once and for all. Armed to… Continue reading Fantastic Mr Fox