Barrow and Ireland
Ben Barrow and Lucy Ireland are writers of contemporary musical
theatre and have been working together since meeting at the Guildford
School of Acting almost three years ago.
They have been fortunate to workshop a large amount of their material,
most recently spending a week working on an early draft of their
original musical, With, Without.
Ben and Lucy have recently self-produced several large-scale
“virtual choir” videos, featuring well over 100 people bringing to life
some of their original material. In addition, they are currently working
on an as-yet-untitled song cycle.
For examples of Ben and Lucy's work please click here.
Alan was most recently the Resident Director and Children’s Director of School of Rock
at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Training: Guildford School of Acting
Performing credits include: George in Perfectly Ordinary (Workshop),
Swing/Children’s Dance Captain in Billy Elliot: The Musical (Victoria Palace Theatre),
Custus in Crazy for You (Kilworth House Theatre), Dance Captain in Lady, Be Good,
Pepe/Dance Captain in The Boyfriend (Assistant Choreographer to Bill Deamer),
Dance Captain in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Assistant Choreographer to
Jenny Arnold) and Messenger in Macbeth (all at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre),
Bill Dukes in Peter Pan (New Wimbledon Theatre & New Victoria Theatre, Woking), Dance Captain in Follies in Concert (Assistant Choreographer to Bill Deamer) (London Palladium), Purser in Anything Goes (UK Tour), Roger in Footloose (UK Tour) and Doc Pierce in Calamity Jane (Shaftesbury Theatre).
Directing credits include: Director for Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jersey Arts Centre) and The Aristocats (Jersey Opera House) and Creative Director for Born to Run (Broadway Theatre, Barking), DOMINIUM, Collections and Louder Than Words (Kenneth More Theatre).
Choreography credits include: By the Bog of Cats, Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Jermyn Street Theatre), Just So (Jersey Opera House), Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk (Oxford Playhouse), An Audience with Danny La Rue (Theatre Royal, Windsor & Richmond Theatre), High School Musical for That’s Entertainment (Harrods), The Mill at Sonning’s 25th Birthday Celebrations and Resident Choreographer for A Night at the Musicals (UK Tour).
Alan was also Artistic Consultant/Head of Acting at CPA Studios from 2013 to 2017 and Vice Principal/Head of Dance at The Musical Theatre Academy from 2017 to 2018.
Composer | Songwriter
Solo Albums: Watercolour Friend
Theatre credits include: USHERS: The Front of House Musical, A Streetcar
Named Desire, The Usual Suspects, The Physicists, Doctor Faustus; The Importance
of Being Earnest and Antigone.
Film credits include: Other Dance in Other Place (Short), Schwanger (Short) and
Commercial credits include: St. Paul’s Hotel (Promo Video) and Red-Light
Campaign (Promo Video).
Training: MFA Theatre Directing at Birkbeck University (1st class BA (Hons.)
in Theatre & Drama Studies and winner of the Peter Cheeseman Award).
Theatre as Writer & Director includes: In Love and Loyalty: A reimagining of
Sophocles’ Electra (Evolution Festival, Lyric Hammersmith).
Theatre as Director includes: Love and Information (ArtsEd) and Krool Britannia
Theatre as Associate Director includes: Ghost Stories (West End & UK Tour).
Theatre as Assistant Director includes: Bartholomew Fair (Sam Wanamaker
Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe), Ghost Stories, Leave to Remain, Dick Whittington,
othellomacbeth (Lyric Hammersmith) and Easter (RADA).
Dramaturgy includes: Sammy - The Sammy Davis Jr. Musical (Workshop).
Chris is an Olivier Award nominated Sound Designer working primarily within the
theatre industry, both in the UK and internationally.
Credits as Sound Designer include: The Inheritance (Young Vic, Noël Coward
Theatre & Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway; nominated for the 2019 Olivier Award
and 2020 Tony Award, for Best Sound Design and winner of the 2020 Drama Desk
Award for Outstanding Sound Design for a Play) and Hamlet, starring Tom Hiddleston.
Seoul & Japanese Tour), The Jungle (New York), Summer and Smoke, Mary Stuart
(Duke of York’s Theatre), Beginning (National Theatre) and Labour of Love (Noël Coward Theatre).