I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle based on the novel by Dodie Smith Book and lyrics Teresa Howard music Steven Edis

Friday, 30 May 2014

Hosking House Residency!


I'm so delighted to have heard that I have the possibility of a residency in Stratford-upon-Avon at the Hosking House! The residency includes three months at this beautiful cottage on the Square in Clifford Chambers -  just off Duck Lane.

A room of my own, away from the bustle of London life, to just focus on my writing.

I feel immensely lucky!




Thursday, 1 May 2014

Lionel Bart Memorial Masterclass with Cathy Jayes

Stephen Sondheim's Roadshow at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2011 - Cathy Jayes as Musical Director with Director John Doyle and cast David Bedella, Gillian Bevan and Michael Jibson
Musical Director, arranger and composer, Catherine Jayes is going to be hosting the next Lionel Bart Memorial Masterclass on June 11th at the Club Theatre, RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, WC1E 7EX from 7.30-9.30pm.

I am so delighted about this.  I first met Cathy through Steve Edis - they had spent many happy summers working together at the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park during Ian Talbot's time there as artistic director. We were lucky enough to have her as our musical supervisor for the I Capture the Castle showcase at Drury Lane.

Cathy was the Musical Director/Supervisor - Merrily We Roll Along - Menier/West End.  Musical Director on Gypsy, High Society and Fiddler on the Roof (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Guys and Dolls and Sweet Charity (TMA Best Musical Production) (Sheffield Crucible), many productions at the Open Air Theatre including The Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me Kate, The Boys from Syracuse (Olivier Award Best Musical Production) and The Boy Friend.

MD/arranger on Animal Farm (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Merrily We Roll Along, Carmen and Irma la Douce (Watermill), Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall). As Composer His Dark Materials and Hapgood(Birmingham Rep and tour), The Duchess of Malfi, Troilus and Cressida, The Changeling and many more for Cheek By Jowl; The Mandate (National Theatre Cottesloe), Great Expectations (RSC), The Letter (Wyndhams), Arcadia (Bristol Old Vic), A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor and many more at the Open Air Theatre.

Films include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Delovely.
Catherine is an Associate Director of Cheek by Jowl
 

I can't wait to hear her feedback on the songs some of the MMD writers are going to be presenting.