James Atherton | British Youth Music Theatre

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James Atherton


Recent credits as Composer/Musical Director for stage include: Tamburo (Upswing), According To Brian Haw (Riverside Studios), Political Will (Oldham Coliseum Theatre), Stones In His Pockets, Around the World in 80 Days, A Christmas Carol, ( all for New Vic Theatre); Stanley’s Stick (Manchester Literature Festival); In My Element (Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham); Prom! The Musical (Oldham Coliseum); Love and Madness (Barbican Theatre Plymouth); Phoenix From The Flames (Olympic Torch Relay); Alice In Wonderland (New Vic Theatre) Scheherazade (Bradford Playhouse); Shades Of Grey (Oldham Coliseum Theatre); According to Brian Haw (Barbican Theatre Plymouth); Don’t Turn My Life Into a Musical, Alice in Wonderland (Oldham Coliseum Theatre); Peter Pan,The Lion,The Witch and The Wardrobe (New Vic Theatre); The Adoration of the Chip (Manchester International Festival); ‘TisWritten in the Stars (Grange Arts Centre); Merlin’s Child (Minack Theatre); Macbeth (Bolton Octagon); Firebird (Bedford’s Bowen West Theatre).

Recent compositions for television include: Tales from the National Parks, The Lives of Gandhi, Around The World in 80 Faiths, Olaudah Equiano, Greater Love Hath No Man, Brick Lane (BBC); Survivors, Tonight with Trevor McDonald, Kenny Everett Licence to Laugh (ITV1); The Unseen Eric Morcambe (Channel 4); Roger to the Rescue (Cosgrove Hall); Colleen’s Secrets (Channel 5); All in the Game starring Ray Winston (Film 4).  James has been a winner of the prestigious Sandford St Martin’s Trust Broadcasting Premier Award for his involvement in Miracle on the Estate for BBC1.