Translations include: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (ROH); The Magic Flute, The Merry Widow, The Marriage of Figaro, La bohème, Così fan tutte, The Force of Destiny, Macbeth, Ring (ENO); Orpheus in the Underworld, L’étoile (Opera North); The Threepenny Opera, Les Parents terribles, The Miser, Mary Stuart (RNT); The Rehearsal (Almeida, West End); Becket (West End).
Directing credits: The Rehearsal (Minerva Theatre); Peter Grimes (Grange Park Opera); Wizard of Oz (which he also co-adapted, London Palladium); Noises Off (RNT, West End, Broadway); Little Britain Live, Sound of Music (Palladium, Toronto, Tokyo, UK tour); Jason Robert Brown’s 13 (Broadway); The King and I (RAH); Schippel the Plumber (Greenwich); Educating Rita, Passion, Two Pianos Four Hands, Benefactors, Neville’s Island (West End); Wild Oats, Marat/Sade (RNT); Enter the Guardsman (Donmar); Wind in the Willows (Old Vic); Spend Spend Spend (West End, UK tour). His many musical scores include the original productions of Wind in the Willows and Arcadia (RNT), Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC) and films such as Persuasion (BAFTA Award), The Mother and Enduring Love (Ivor Novello Award). He wrote the book for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium, Broadway, tour) and Legrand’s Amour (Broadway). His screenplay about operatic life, First Night, has been filmed.
Last updated: 16th March 2018