Attend the tale…..

I’m delighted to say that I will be Musical Director for the forthcoming production of SWEENEY TODD at the Buxton Opera House.

It’s some years since my last brush with the Demon Barber (At the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme), and it will be a challenge and an honour to revisit the masterful work of Stephen Sondheim – this time with Paul Kerryson directing.

Rehearsals are already underway – and the show will play for 5 performances from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May.

Full details and tickets are available here:

GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST – 6. Tom’s Midnight Garden

Next up in my series of GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST is TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – Christmas 2010.

Click here to read all about it:

Photo: Keith Pattison

You can see all the GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST on the dedicated page here:

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Louise Page

I’m very saddened to hear of the death of playwright, Louise Page.

I was lucky enough to work with her as composer on her adaptation of ROGUE HERRIES – staged by Theatre by the Lake in 2013.

 Theatre by the Lake production of
by Hugh Walpole
adapted by Louise Page
directed by Ian Forrest and Stefan Escreet

(Photo by Keith Pattison)

I also spent some time working with Louise on ideas for two pieces for children – based on the works of Beatrix Potter, and the Uncle Remus stories.

Louise had a fierce intellect, and a real eye for detail.

Sending much love to Louise’s family, friends and colleagues.


Mutual help for Youtube users

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By subscribing to each others channels, and watching content, we can help each other to get to the point where we can start generating some income from our channels.

Please visit my Youtube channel: – press the red “Subscribe Button”, and I will in turn subscribe to your channel.