Very happy to announce I’ve been composing music for a brilliant new six part comedy called “Staged” staring David Tennant, Michael Sheen (and some special guests yet to be announced). Directed by Simon Evans – Simon and I were due to be opening a theatre production in Chichester just before lockdown – so he wrote this rather wonderful comedy (about a play cancelled by Covid-19) when it was cancelled (all coming together from conception to near completion in just over a month).

The score is written for bass clarinet ensemble and Calor Gas bottle (one of my new favourite percussion instruments!). Watch the trailer below to hear a snippet… (clarinets performed by brilliant Ben Castle)

Here’s what the BBC Press office have to say about it –

Starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, Staged (6×15) features the cast of a play – the cream of the crop of British acting talent – who are furloughed when their upcoming West End production is suddenly brought to a halt. The series follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.

Absurd and humorous in equal measure, Staged takes on the challenges of creating a drama in lockdown, on stage and off, with a line-up including Georgia Tennant, Lucy Eaton and Anna Lundberg. The show will also have a selection of guest stars including Nina Sosanya, with more to be confirmed in due course.

Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content says: “It’s vital that the BBC provides moments of light relief and this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are in sending themselves up.”

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