Chris Turner


Chris Turner


‘CUCKOO’S NEST – THE MUSICAL’                                                                                                                                                                                    Musical Theatre adaptation of Dale Wasserman’s award winning play ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ from the novel by Ken Kesey.)                                                                                                                     K.S. F. ‘Artists Of Choice Award’ 2016 – UK final four short-list;                                                                 First Place Winner – Inaugural ‘Music Box Festival of New Musicals’ 2015 – The Lost Theatre, London

(Musical Theatre poduction set in the world of junior, amateur & professional tennis.)
Long List (Stage 3) Vivian Ellis Awards for New Musicals 2000
Final 50 (Stage 2) Global Search for New Musicals 2002

‘DO IT…The Mancunian Way’
Official Song of Welcome – Commonwealth Games, Manchester – 2002

<b>Other Credits Include</b>:-                                                                                                                                                            ‘The Egyptian Way’
Official Song – Nile International Festival, Cairo – 2008

‘The Belarusian Way’
International Festival of Arts, ‘SLAVIANSKI BAZAAR IN VITEBSK’ – 2009

Mercury Musicals Development (M.M.D.) – Professional Writer Member
Musical Theatre Network (M.T.N.)
British Academy of Songwriters & Composers (BASCA) – Professional Member
Performing Rights Society (PRS/MCPS) – Associate Member
Musicians’ Union
Actors’ Guild
Actors’ Centre


‘Children’s International Nile Song Festival’ 2008, Cairo – Egypt                                                       
‘The World Festival of Creativity in Schools’ 2008, Sanremo, Italy                                                 
‘International Festival of Arts – Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk’, 2009, Belarus; Guest Performer –


ACTOR                                                                                                                                                                                           BAFTA Wales 2014 Nomination – ‘Vinyl’ – Director Sara Sugarman                                                            (Co-Actors include Jamie Blackly, Phil Daniels; Perry Benson, Keith Alan, Julia Ford                   


Piano, Piano/Vocals, Keyboards, Saxophones, Clarinet, Drums;
Piano Bar, Cabaret, Corporate, Cruise Ships, etc


1983 – 1986 – Salford University (Formerly Salford Technical College)
Advanced Diploma Band Musicianship & Acting
Composition /Arranging / Performance
(Piano/Keyboards; Saxophones; Drums)

2008 – London Academy – ‘Acting for TV & Film Master Class’
(Tutors Brian & Eric Deacon)

1997 – New England Conservatory, Boston, USA: One Semester
(1997 – Awarded Scholarship at Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA)

1979 -1982 Deeside College, Connah’s Quay (Formerly Kelsterton College)
B.E.C. National Diploma Business Studies

Pre 1979 – Rhyl High School & Christ Church County Primary School;
Gaiety & Pavilion Theatres, Rhyl, North Wales:-
Summer Season; Variety; Pantomime


Professional Tennis Coach:-
British Tennis Coaches Association (BTCA) Full member;
LTA Full Coaches License
Former Welsh International & Junior Champion


Writer Type

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer

Other Skills

Actor, Arranger, Musical Director, Musician, Orchestrator