Ben Glasstone

Composer, lyricist and theatre-maker

 

CURRENT COMMISSIONS AND WORK IN DEVELOPMENT:

 

THE RHYTHMICS            (Aria Productions/Metta)    Composer/Co-lyricist

MINI                                 (dir: Eva Sampson)            Composer/Co-lyricist

THE KING OF NOTHING (MONSTRO Theatre)         Composer/lyricist/Writer

CELLS                              (Metta Theatre)                  Composer

REANIMATOR                  (Punk Cinema)                   Composer/Lyricist/Co-book writer

 

 

CURRENT POSTS

 

2011- Present, MONSTRO theatre Artistic Director

 

2014- Present, Yerbury Primary School Music Specialist

 

AWARDS:

MTI Stiles and Drewe Mentorship Award 2017

Stiles and Drewe Best Song Prize (runner-up), with Poppy Burton-Morgan, 2019

 

PREVIOUS THEATRE WORK

 

2019                The Dong with a Luminous Nose (Little Angel Theatre) Composer, MD

 

2015-17           Book Story (MONSTRO)                                                  Writer/Director/Composer/MD

 

2015                The Lone Pine Club (Pentabus)                                       Composer, MD

 

2009/2015       The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me (Little Angel)                     Composer/Lyricist/MD

 

2005-14           Fantastic Mr Fox (Little Angel Theatre, and 6 tours including RSC and North American tour)                                                                                                                                                                                       Composer/lyricist/MD

 

2014                Jabberwocky (Little Angel Theatre)                                 Sound Design/Composition

 

2014                Moominsummer Madness (LAT/Polka/Royal and Derngate)        

                                                                                                                  Composer/Lyricist/MD     

2013                The Odyssey (Polka Theatre)                                           Composer/Lyricist/MD

 

2013-14           The Night Before Christmas (LAT)                                    Director/Co-writer/Composer/MD

 

2012                Thunder and Coal (Monstro at LAT)                                  Director/Writer /Composer/ MD

 

2011-14           Red Riding Hood (Norwich Puppet Theatre)                    Composer/Lyricist

 

2011                All Join In (Polka Theatre)                                                 Writer/Composer/Lyricist/MD

 

2011                The Tempest (RSC/Little Angel Theatre)                           Composer/Lyricist/MD

 

2011                The Man with the Luggage (Trestle Theatre)                    Composer

 

2011                Golden Egg (Unicorn- R & D)                                           Director/Co-writer/Composer

 

2010                Alice in Wonderland (Little Angel Theatre)                       Composer/Lyricist/MD

 

2010-11           Robin and the Big Freeze (Unpacked)                            Composer/Lyricist

 

2008-09           The Great Cat Massacre (Chat’s Palace, Soho Theatre- R & D)

                                                                                                                  Producer/Co-writer/Composer/Lyricist

 

2009-10           Jumping Mouse (Unpacked)                                            Composer/Lyricist

 

2001/2009       Pinocchio (Unicorn/Polka)                                                Composer/Lyricist/Performer-MD

 

2004-07           The Mouse Queen (Little Angel/Polka/New Victory Theater, New York/Unicorn/Hampstead Theatre)

                                                                                                                  Composer/Lyricist/Co-writer/Performer-MD

 

 

EDUCATION PROJECTS, COMMISSIONS, PUBLICATIONS

Ben has led music and theatre education projects for companies such as Opera North, BBC, Unicorn, Lyric Hammersmith and many others, including large-scale projects for the Royal Opera House and a regular album-writing course at the Roundhouse.  His songs for children have been published by A and C Black, Sing Up and Faber.

"witty and rousing protest songs"
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