For the New Vic: 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, 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.
Other theatre as Composer/Musical Director includes: Bedtime Stories (Upswing at Stratford Circus); Eyam (Eyam Church and Oldham Coliseum); The Little Mermaid, Don’t Turn My Life into a Musical: The Musical, Alice in Wonderland (Oldham Coliseum); Miss Interpreted (Square Chapel Halifax); Stanley’s Stick (Manchester Literature Festival); In My Element (Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham); Prom! The Musical, Shades of Grey (Oldham Coliseum); Love and Madness (Barbican, Plymouth); Scheherazade (Bradford Playhouse); According to Brian Haw (Square Chapel, Halifax/Barbican, Plymouth); 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 (Channel4); Roger to the Rescue (Cosgrove Hall); Colleen’s Secrets (Channel5); All in the Game, starring RayWinstone (Film4).
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.