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.