Adam Howell is a Composer, Lyricist, Musical Director, Orchestrator, Vocal Arranger and Musician. Alongside collaborator and Writer, Paul Hurt, Adam is one half of the Musical Theatre writing team, ‘Howell & Hurt’. Their most recent work, ANGELA’S ASHES (The Musical), produced by Pat Moylan Productions and directed by Thom Southerland, is a stage adaptation of the world-famous Pulitzer prize winning book by the late Frank McCourt. The show premiered in July-August 2017, at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre (Dublin), The Grand Opera House (Belfast) and The Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick), receiving 4-5 star reviews in The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner and The Irish Daily Mail.
A founding member and former Artistic Director of Uncontained Arts; a theatre company based at Derby Theatre in the East Midlands (UK), Adam worked as an Actor/Musician for several years and composed the songs and music for all of the Company’s productions, touring to such esteemed national venues as E4’s Udderbelly (Southbank, London), The Lowry (Manchester) and The Gilded Balloon (Edinburgh Fringe), as well as touring internationally to The English Theatre of Warsaw (Poland) and many other theatres.
Credits include: Angela’s Ashes (The Musical) (Lime Tree Theatre/Bord Gais Energy Theatre/Belfast Grand Opera House), A Christmas Carol (Derby Theatre), Robin Hood & His Very Merry Men (International Tour), Berlin Cabaret (East Midlands Tour/Edinburgh Fringe), Blonde (Derby Theatre/Buxton Opera House), Treasure Island (International Tour/Edinburgh Fringe), Cabaret (Derby Theatre Studio), The Letters of Jane Austen (East Midlands Tour/Edinburgh Fringe), The Tempest (Derby Theatre), Penny Dreadful (Derby Theatre), Not So Grimm Fairy Tales (International Tour/Edinburgh Fringe), Little Shop of Horrors (Derby Theatre Studio), Alice in Wonderland (International Tour/Edinburgh Fringe), Much Ado About Nothing (Devonshire Dome), The Little Mermaid (National Tour) and Twelfth Night (Or What You Will) (Devonshire Dome).
Adam is also the accompanist for two international touring Choirs and performs with several singers for private functions, as well as hosting musical workshops.