A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea - Listen Now

You can now listen to A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea on BBC Radio 4’s website.

I had an amazing time presenting this documentary about playground clapping games, and the mysterious journey of these rhythms around the world. I interviewed kids at my old primary school in Hong Kong, and the adults who work with sound archives of games and rhythms from Iceland to Hackney.

I also got to score the programme and write an end song based on our discoveries. I’m so happy about it.

Produced by Claire Crofton for Boom Shakalaka Productions


Pride & Prejudice Tickets are Super On Sale

Me + my new boyfriend 

Me + my new boyfriend 

Research and development workshops for Sara Pascoe's Pride & Prejudice took place last month at Nottingham Playhouse, and I'm pleased to say that it's going to be amazing, and tickets are now on sale.

Please do come, if only because I finally fulfilled my dream of writing a song about 19th century inheritance laws. Also, it's really funny.

Pride & Prejudice is written by Sara Pascoe, directed by Susannah Tresilian, with costumes and sets by Carla Goodman. I think I speak for everyone when I say we are thrilled to be collaborating with best-selling author and literary celeb Jane Austen.

You can also join the Playhouse's Longbourn Lending Library book club on their Instagram, and enjoy some of the books we've been reading as we work on the play.


Pride & Prejudice coming September 2017

I am so happy to be composing the music for a new production of Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Sara Pascoe and directed by Susannah Tresilian.

Opens September 2017 at Nottingham Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.

"The most famous love story our country has ever produced, yet the women don’t work, the servants don’t speak, and who cares how filthy rich Mr Darcy is when he is so arrogant and RUDE?

Georgian England was a world where men had property whilst women had smelling salts and piano lessons. Lucky them.

Elizabeth Bennet is witty and clever, has terrible manners and muddy shoes. But with no independence, is her ending actually happy? Or have we been distracted by Colin Firth and frilly shirts?

If you’ve always heard people saying “Austen is so funny” and you never got it – you will now!

In a brand new comic adaptation by stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe with an original score from Emmy the Great and directed by Susannah Tresilian (Posh) prepare yourself for a playful, truthful and occasionally disrespectful* take on this brilliant novel.

*Don’t be uptight about it, it’s what she would have done."