West Side Story

Chris is musical director for West Side Story at Theatre Royal Windsor.

WSS_685X420pxTheatre Royal Windsor launches its outreach programme with a brand new community production of the world’s greatest musical…

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet transported to New York City

The world’s greatest love story takes to the mean streets in this multi award winning landmark Broadway musical that is one of theatre’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Brought to Theatre Royal Windsor by a professional creative team working alongside the best young talent in the community, this is a must-see. Follow us on social media to learn more about the project and the team’s progress leading up to the opening night.

CREATIVES:
Director – Damian Sandys
Musical Director – Christopher Peake
Choreographer – Ellen Jakubiel

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Henry V tours UK

antic-disposition-henry-v-posterChris’s music for Antic Disposition’s production of Henry V made its second outing, touring UK cathedrals this year.

Marking both the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt and the ongoing centenary of the First World War, Antic Disposition presents a new production of Shakespeare’s Henry V.

England’s idealistic army marches to war, certain of a swift and glorious victory. France proudly rallies to defend her borders from invasion. But as nations clash, it is the common soldiers who pay the ultimate price in the bloody mud of the battlefield.

Performed by a combined cast of British and French actors, the uplifting production celebrates the rich and complex historical relationship between our two nations – from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.

★★★★★
“Antic Disposition have put together a truly amazing production of Henry V which left me spellbound and speechless … Freddie Stewart is a wonder in the title role and delivers an outstanding performance as the young monarch.”
LondonTheatre1

★★★★★
“This full-bodied, full blooded First World War Henry has a new depth in the hands of this talented young cast and production company.”
The Londonist

 ★★★★★
“Freddie Stewart’s Henry V is exceptional. This ingenious production is not to be missed.”
The Upcoming

★★★★
“A beautifully crafted production. Powerful, shocking and deeply moving.”
Stage Review

★★★★
“A wonderfully imaginative and evocative staging of one of Shakespeare’s great histories, in a sublime location.”
Everything Theatre

★★★★
“Antic Disposition and directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero have managed to bring off one of the most impressive revivals of a Shakespeare play that I have seen in recent years.”
British Theatre

★★★★
“Antic Disposition have created yet another production that makes Shakespeare remarkably engaging and exciting … Poignant, perturbing and excellently acted.”
Ginger Hibiscus

 ★★★★
“A moving and thoughtful production executed by a skilful team of actors and creatives – catch it while you can.”
The Public Reviews

Tommy

Chris is Assistant MD to Robert Wicks on TOMMY at the Winter Gardens Blackpool.

TOMMY opens on 12 September and plays through to Saturday September 26. This multi award winning adaptation of the original chart topping album tells a powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pinball player who becomes an international messiah.

Starring Joe McElderry & Antony Costa

This smash hit Broadway and West End show will be directed by stage and screen star PAUL NICHOLAS who starred alongside Elton John, Roger Daltrey and Tina Turner in the 1975 film release of the show. The new show coincides with the 40 year anniversary of the film.
This colourful, exciting, imaginative and thought provoking new production will be enhanced by exhilarating choreography and will feature first class rock musicians. TOMMY was first performed by The Who in 1968 and was conceived by Pete Townsend and Kit Lambert with contributions to its development by John Enstwhistle, Keith Moon and Roger Daltrey.
It is not the first time that Blackpool audiences will be thrilled by The Who classics – the legendary rockers played the world famous Opera House twice in August 1964 and October 1961 to critical acclaim.

Henry V in France

Chris is composer and musical director for Antic Disposition’s production of Henry V.

Marking both the company’s 10th anniversary and the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, award-winning British theatre company Antic Disposition bring Shakespeare’s most stirring history play to Périgord and Quercy in a bold new production.

England’s idealistic army marches to war, certain of a swift and glorious victory. France proudly rallies to defend her borders from invasion. But as nations clash, it is the common soldiers who pay the ultimate price in the bloody mud of the battlefield.

Performed in English “in this best garden of the world, our fertile France”, Henry V is an accessible and fast-paced evening of entertainment, celebrating the complex historical relationship between our two nations – from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.

Chess the Musical

Chris is excited to be revisiting this musical after the success of the Union Theatre production in 2013.

This time Chris will be working with 3rd year students at the University of Cumbria and director Tim McArthur.

Performances: Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th May at the Stanwix Theatre.

Peter Pan

Stunning production shots of Peter Pan by Manuel Harlan. Congratulations to all involved in this magical production.

Peter Pan

Chris is delighted to be returning to Watford Palace Theatre this Easter as composer / musical director for Peter Pan.

Join Peter, Wendy, John and Michael on a magical adventure to Neverland, filled with lost boys, fractious fairies, swashbuckling pirates, mermaids and a ticking crocodile. J M Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who never grew up is brought vividly to life by some of the County’s most talented young performers, in this faithful stage adaptation by Olivier award-winning writer Mike Kenny (The Railway Children – National Railway Museum and Waterloo Station).

Watford Palace Theatre presents a Hertfordhsire County Youth Theatre Production 3 – 4 April, 2015

Director: James Williams
Designer: Helen Coyston