Christopher Littlewood

Name

Christopher Littlewood

Biography

Christopher Littlewood is an Associate of the Royal Manchester College of Music where he studied composition, piano and singing.Whilst still a student he directed two Wagner operas for the College and was also Musical Director at the Manchester Library Theatre. Since then he has worked as a Music Director and Composer in most venues in the country.

He was a founder Senior Lecturer of the BA (Hons) Acting course at the Arts Institute, Bournemouth during which time he directed, musically directed, choreographed and orchestrated the productions of Nine, The Threepenny Opera and Oh! What a Lovely War. He was also visiting tutor in Singing at the GSA Conservatoire and at Italia Conti.

In the West End he has been Musical Director and Arranger for Forty Years On (Queens Theatre), Underneath The Arches (Prince of Wales) and the critically acclaimed revival of Dames at Sea (Ambassadors). Original music for plays includes: Under The Greenwood Tree (Vaudeville), The Way of The World (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), As you Like It and The Merchant of Venice (Chichester Festival Theatre).

For ten years Christopher was resident Musical Director and Composer at Salisbury Playhouse where he wrote the music for numerous plays, six Pantomimes and three original works : Gilgamesh!, Miss Leading Lady and the award winning Faces of Eve.

Two of his Music Theatre pieces have received awards: The Singer (Ken Hill award, Best Musical) and Killing Time (Stage Book Writer Award, Vivian Ellis Prize).

He has lived and worked in Athens where he was orchestrator and Musical Supervisor for the Greek premiere production of The King and I.

He now resides in England again and is a regular tutor at the London School of Musical Theatre. His next musical will be: Hell, or, The Girl Who Fell For Satan with book and lyrics by Ant Craven.

Writer Type

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer