Composer and Musical Director
For the New Vic: Astley’s Astounding Adventures, Treasure Island, Around The World In 80 Days (co-production with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Simon Friend and Royal Exchange Theatre); Dracula, The Snow Queen, Peter Pan in Scarlet, Kiss Me Quickstep, Robin Hood & Marian, the Hoard Festival, The Borrowers, Around The World In 80 Days (2014 co-production with Royal Exchange Theatre, 2013); The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Stones in His Pockets, Around The World In 80 Days, A Christmas Carol, Phoenix From the Flames (Olympic torch relay); Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Theatre as composer/musical director credits include: When We Built a Rocket Ship (Oldham Coliseum); Hansel and Gretel (Live@thelibrary, Oldham); The Visitors Book (Hope Mill Theatre); The Giant Jam Sandwich and The Tiger’s Bones and Other Stories (New Perspectives/national tour); ‘Tis Written in the Stars (Oldham Coliseum) and Bedtime Stories (Upswing at Stratford Circus).Television as composer credits include: A History of Christianity, Tales From the National Parks, The Lives of Gandhi and Around the World in 80 Faiths
(BBC); Survivors and Kenny Everett: Licence to Laugh (ITV1); The Unseen Eric Morecambe (Channel 4); Roger to the Rescue (Cosgrove Hall); Colleen’s Secrets (Channel 5) and All in the Game, starring Ray Winstone (Film4).
James is also the artistic director of the renowned Oldham Theatre Workshop.