James Atherton


James Atherton

Music Adapter & Musical Director

For the New Vic: Alice In Wonderland, Marvellous (and @ sohoplace); Tom, Dick & Harry (and at Alexandra Palace); Beauty
and The Beast, Coppelia – A Mystery, Hoard: Rediscovered, The Prince and The Pauper, Astley’s Astounding Adventures, Treasure
Island, Around The World In 80 Days (and at the Royal Exchange; on a UK tour; in London, New York and Florida; winner of the
Cameo Page to Stage Award); Dracula, The Snow Queen (UK Theatre Award: Best Show for Children and Young People);
Peter Pan in Scarlet, Kiss Me Quickstep, Robin Hood & Marian, The Hoard Festival, The Borrowers, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Stones in His Pockets, A Christmas Carol, Phoenix From the Flames (Olympic torch relay); Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Theatre credits as Composer / Musical Director include: When We Started Singing, A Tiger’s Tale (M6 Theatre); Prom!, When We Built A Rocket Ship (Oldham Coliseum); The Secret Of Christmas Eve, Hansel and Gretel (Live@TheLibrary
Oldham); The Visitor’s Book (Hope Mill Theatre); House Mother Normal, The Man Without A Past, Harvest, The Giant
Jam Sandwich, The Tiger’s Bones (New Perspectives – National Tour); Ramshackle House, Bedtime Stories, Tamburo (Upswing at
Stratford Circus).

Television credits as Composer include: The History Of Christianity, Tales From the National Parks, The Lives of Gandhi,
Around the World in 80 Faiths (BBC); Survivors, Kenny Everett: Licence to Laugh (ITV1); The Unseen Eric Morecambe (Channel
4); Roger to the Rescue (Cosgrove Hall); Colleen’s Secrets (Channel 5); All in the Game, starring Ray Winstone (Film4).

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