Rebecca Applin


Rebecca Applin


Becky is currently the holder of the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Award and is resident composer at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester and the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.  As part of the scheme she has composer for Sandi Toksvig’s ‘Bully Boy’ at the Mercury and ‘Alfie Strange: Trained Time Travellers Only’ at the New Wolsey.  She is currently working on ‘Wind in the Willows’ at the Mercury and will be composing for ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ there in the Autumn.  She will then be composing for ‘The Twits’ at the New Wolsey.  Both theatres are currently mentoring her through creating the musical ‘My Life’, a contemporary adaptation of the Faust legend.
Becky studied Music at Cambridge University, followed by Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, and has been a professional composer for theatre, dance, radio and screen ever since.
Credits as Composer and Musical Director include: ‘Jabberwocky’ (Youth Music Theatre, and runner-up in the S&S Award 2014), ‘Milestones’ (Watford Palace Theatre), ‘Woman of Flowers’, ‘The Boy at the Edge of the Room’, ‘Ashputtel’, ‘Battle Lines’, ‘The Wolves of Willoughby Chase’ (all Forest Forge).
As Composer: ‘Bully Boy’ (Mercury Theatre), ‘Alfie Strange: Trained Time Travellers Only’ (New Wolsey), ‘The 45th Marvellous Chatterley Village Fete’ (developed and licensed with Perfect Pitch), ‘The Devil’s Disciple’ (commissioned by the George Bernard Shaw Estate, facilitated by Mercury Musical Developments), ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ (Full House Theatre), ‘Where the River Runs’ (Full House dance tour), ‘Rapunzel and the Rascal Prince’ (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds), ‘Frankenstein, ‘Arabian Nights’ (both Watford Palace Theatre, Hertfordshire Youth Theatre), resident composer for White Horse Theatre, Germany.

TV and Radio credits include: ‘I Know Me’ (BBC Learning and Gamelab, BAFTA nominated), ‘Wanna Be a Rockstar’ (BBC Learning and Gamelab, BAFTA nominated), ‘Dance with the Elements’ (BBC Learning and Gamelab), ‘Vanishing Point’ (Youth Music Theatre and Gamelab), ‘Death in Genoa’, ‘The Lost World of the Suffragettes’ (Radio 4 Archive Hour), ‘Don’t Cry for me Maradona’ (Radio 5 Live), ‘John Stapleton’s History of Manchester’ (all Made in Manchester Radio).


Writer Type

Lyricist, Composer