musical directorThis page gives a summary of Paul's work as a musical director. If you need a biography for a programme note, or for publicity & promotion, please contact Paul for the latest version, or use the wording available at the "biographies" page of this website [click here].

Paul has worked as MD/pianist/keyboardist/arranger/composer on many shows, in venues such as Pizza on the Park, Pleasance Theatre, The Spot Covent Garden, Greenwich Theatre, Canal Café Theatre (London), Gilded Balloon, Roxy Art House, Royal Overseas League (Edinburgh Fringe), Beck Theatre Hayes, Apollo Theatre Oxford, Victoria Theatre Halifax, Swan Theatre High Wycombe, Square Chapel Arts Centre Halifax, Alhambra Theatre Bradford, Trinity Arts Centre Gainsborough, Dulwich Picture Gallery and others.

He was musical director for:

The Stolen Moon  
St Helen's School, Northwood

The Piper of Hamelin 
children's opera by John Rutter, in a production by North London Collegiate School, directed by the work's librettist Jeremy James Taylor

Sink or Swim (Mike Kenny)
Quicksilver Theatre Company production, touring UK for three months
also composer

The Stolen Moon, Scheherezade, The Great Water 
Gallions School, Beckton, East London
also composer, with a cast/team of 120 6-10-year-olds
funded by London Arts Board's 1000 artists in 1000 places scheme, by the Performing Right Society Foundation's composer-in-education scheme, and by Creative Partnerships

Cabaret shows by Nigel Osner 
at Pizza on the Park; Canal Café Theatre Paddington; Rheingold Club and other venues,

Godspell, Alice in Wonderland, Pendragon
Wycombe Swan Youth Theatre, cast of 80, aged 8-18, professional band

Newsrevue (devised show)
Canal Café Theatre, Paddington

Sweeney Todd 
Apollo Society, Oxford University, student production of the Sondheim show, with full orchestra

The Gentile
Compass Theatre, Ickenham, Middlesex, also composer - youth cast of 30, band of 10

and he has worked on productions of:

Even Further Abroad with Jonathan Meades (BBCtv), organist and arranger
101 Dalmatians (the film), organist (extra)
Most Mysterious Murders (ITV1), organist
This is the Day (BBCtv), composer and pianist
Daily Service (BBCR4), organist
Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, conductor and arranger of exclusive acappella version
West Side Story, assistant MD and keyboards
Under Milk Wood, composer
A Midsummer Night's Dream, composer
Another Country, singing adviser
War Music, arranger and singing coach
Othello, composer
Murder in the Cathedral, composer
South Pacific, pianist and keyboards
On Your Toes, on-stage pianist
Doctor Faustus, composer
Pericles, composer
Ti-Jean and his Brothers, composer
Noye's Fludde, organist
The Importance of Being Earnest, pianist
Rose Marie, pianist
The Reluctant Dragon, pianist
The Hypochondriac, composer
Macbeth, composer
The Hollow Crown, pianist
Shakespeare workout, improvising pianist
Life is a Dream, composer/improviser
Sprout, pianist for improvised comedy show
A Clockwork Orange, arranger, singing coach and pianist
Improper, pianist for improvised comedy show

...and miscellaneous revue and variety shows