Conducting Castaway’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

This summer I am working again with Castaway Music Theatre in their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Anna Webb, the production blends drama, film, dance, plus original live music devised by Emily Crossland. Returning as a conductor, my role is to oversee and co-ordinate the musical performances in the show, which range from set choral/instrumental pieces to improvised soundscapes.

Emily has been working with Castaway Band to create these new soundscapes and pieces, which build on sounds discovered last year in her BBC PAF commission, Fairies Sing. We are now beginning to rehearse as a full company, fitting these together with the drama and dance. It is wonderful to be working again with such an enthusiastic and energetic group in the collaborative environment of the theatre.

Four performances will take place from 16-19th July 2014 at Junction Goole – three evening performances and a matinee on Thursday 17th. Tickets are available via Junction’s website.