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James Atherton


James Atherton

Composer, Musical Director

For the New Vic: Kiss Me Quickstep (with Oldham Coliseum); Robin Hood & Marian, Hoard Festival, The Borrowers, Around the World in Eighty Days (co-production with The Royal Exchange), 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, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Garden, Don’t Turn My Life Into A Musical The Musical.

Theatre as Composer/Musical Director includes: Bedtime Stories (Upswing at Stratford Circus); Eyam (Eyam Church and Oldham Coliseum); The Little Mermaid (Oldham Coliseum); Miss Interpreted (Square Chapel Halifax); Stanley’s Stick (Manchester Literature Festival); In My Element (Queen Elizabeth Hall Oldham); Prom! The Musical (Oldham Coliseum); Love and Madness (Barbican Theatre Plymouth); Scheherazade (Bradford Playhouse); Shades Of Grey (Oldham Coliseum Theatre); According to Brian Haw (Square Chapel Halifax, Barbican Theatre Plymouth); Don’t Turn My Life Into a Musical, Alice in Wonderland (Oldham Coliseum Theatre); The Adoration of the Chip (Manchester International Festival).

Television as Composer includes: Tales from the National Parks, The Lives of Gandhi, Around The World in 80 Faiths, Olaudah Equiano, Greater Love Hath No Man, Brick Lane (BBC);Survivors, Tonight with Trevor McDonald, Kenny Everett Licence to Laugh (ITV1); The Unseen Eric Morcambe (Channel 4); Roger to the Rescue (Cosgrove Hall); Colleen’s Secrets (Channel 5); All in the Game starring Ray Winston (Film 4).

James is currently developing a new piece fusing his two main loves; running and music.

James is also the Artistic Director of the renowned Oldham Theatre Workshop.

We’re missing seeing you at the New Vic and can’t wait to welcome you back ‘round’ ours just as soon as we are able…