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Ben Glasstone

Composer and theatre-maker

 

Address: 4 Evershot Road, London N4 3BB

Tel: 0207 281 1226 mob: 07947 043 009

E-mail: benglasstone@blueyonder.co.uk

Represented by Nick Quinn at The Agency (NQuinn@theagency.co.uk)


        ONGOING THEATRE PROJECTS:


  • Writer/director of Bookstory (MONSTRO Theatre) - touring Spring 2015

 

  • Composer for The Lone Pine Club (Pentabus) - touring from July 2015

 

  • Writing song for a giant squid for Citizen Squid for Puppets with Guts

 

  • Composer/lyricist, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me (Little Angel) revival 2015


        POSTS, current and past


  • Artistic Director, MONSTRO theatre (formerly Nonesuch), 2011-present


  • Music Specialist, Yerbury Primary School, January 2014 – present



        PREVIOUS THEATRE WORK


  • Sound design/composition for Jabberwocky (Little Angel Theatre), 2014


  • Composer/Lyricist, Moominsummer Madness (LAT/Polka/Royal and Derngate) – 2014


  • Director for The Odyssey (Polka), schools tour - Autumn 2013


  • Director/co-writer/composer: The Night Before Christmas (LAT) 2013/14


  • Composer/lyricist: The Odyssey (Polka Theatre) - 2013


  • Director/ writer /composer, Thunder and Coal (Nonesuch) at LAT 2012


  • Composer/lyricist, Red Riding Hood (Norwich Puppet Theatre) 2011/2014


  • Writer/composer/lyricist, All Join In (Polka Theatre) 2011


  • Composer/lyricist, The Tempest (RSC/Little Angel Theatre) 2011


  • Composer, The Man with the Luggage (Trestle Theatre) 2011


  • Director/co-writer/composer, GoldenEgg (Unicorn), R and D , 2011


  • Composer/lyricist, Alice in Wonderland (Little Angel Theatre) 2010


  • Composer/lyricist, Robin and the Big Freeze (Unpacked) small-scale tour 2010-11


  • Project leader/co-writer/composer/lyricist The Great Cat Massacre

        R and D (Chat’s Palace, Soho Theatre) 2008-9


  • Composer/lyricist, Jumping Mouse (Unpacked) small-scale tour 2009-10


  • Composer/lyricist, Michael Rosen’s Pinocchio (Polka Theatre) 2009


  • Composer/lyricist, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me (Little Angel) 2009


  • Composer, La-Di-Dada (Indefinite Articles/Quicksilver), pilot tour 2008


  • Writer, Rags to Witches (Josh Elwell Theatre), tour 2007-8


  • Composer/lyricist, Fantastic Mr Fox (Little Angel Theatre, and 5 tours including RSC and North American tour) 2005- 2014


  • Composer/lyricist/co-writer, (and performer-MD), The Mouse Queen (Little Angel 04/05, Polka 05, New Victory Theater, New York 05, Unicorn 06, Hampstead Theatre 07)


  • Composer, How to Beat a Giant, (Unicorn Theatre) 2007


  • Director/composer, Banana, a slippery opera (Host Universal) for Flight 5065 festival, performed on the London Eye, June 2005


  • Composer, Goldilocks (Lyric Hammersmith/ Warwick Arts Centre) 2004


  • 1990-2000 - Scores for fringe plays in London and Edinburgh Fringe and writer/director of fringe musicals including Querm (Burton Taylor) and Disgusting (Fringe Club, Edinburgh)

 

         EDUCATION PROJECTS, COMMISSIONS, PUBLICATIONS


  • Composer/facilitator StageSong project (Mousetrap theatre projects) 2014


  • Composer/leader: Royal Free Hospital school project (Mousetrap) 2014


  • Composer/co-leader for Verve, music theatre project with young people on the autistic spectrum (Opera North) 2013


  • Course deviser/director, Make an Album in a Week (Roundhouse) 04-13


  • Songs for A and C Black’s Great Space Songs, Singing Express2012


  • Composer/lyricist, Superheroes and Scaredy Cats – CD/songbook for Sing Up, 2009


  • Course leader, Gentle Giant education project, Royal Opera House 2008


  • Freelance music leader at Ladders Young Performers and Writers, 98-07


  • Composer, Potato Suite, song cycle for Three Rivers Festival, Surrey, ‘06


  • Commissioned songs and music/MD for opening of Unicorn Theatre ‘06


  • Commissioned by BBC to co-design and deliver Digital Curriculum module on Composing music for Key Stage 2, 2004-5


  • Composer on large-scale Community/professional piece Human/Nature (dir: Emily Gray) for Trestle , 2004-5


  • Composer/conductor for large-scale “Clockwork Education Project” (Unicorn Theatre/Philharmonia) at Linbury, Royal Opera House, 2004


  • Composer and MD for Notting Hill the musical - large-scale community musical commissioned by RB Kensington and Chelsea, 2003


  • Composer/MD/music leader on composition and performance projects with The Roundhouse, Unicorn Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, London Bubble, Ladders, Kaos, Hampstead Theatre, Drake Music Project, Discover and many London Primary and Secondary Schools, 2002-present


  • Composer/co-director, 10 short musicals for the After School Drama Club performed at the Tabernacle and the Post Office Theatre 1997-2002


        TRAINING / QUALIFICATIONS


  • Certificate in Music Workshop Skills, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 1996 (Commendation for research work and music techniques)


  • Associated Board Classical Guitar, Grade 8, 1992-3. Piano Grade 6


  • BA English Literature (2.1) and Exhibition, New College, Oxford 1991


  • A levels: English (A), French (A), Greek (A), English S-level (Distinction)