George has worked with lyricist Anthony Drewe for more than 30 years. Their multi-award-winning work has been performed around the world in dozens of languages. Together, their writing credits include Honk! (National Theatre, UK Tour and Worldwide), Mary Poppins (West End, Broadway, International and UK Tour), Cameron Mackintosh’s new version of Half A Sixpence (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End), The Wind in the Willows (UK Tour and West End), Travels With My Aunt (Minerva Theatre, Chichester), Betty Blue Eyes (West End and UK Tour), Just So (Tricycle Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and International), Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal Festival Hall and International), Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre and in concert at the Queen’s Theatre), The Three Little Pigs (West End, UK Tour and International Tour), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Singapore Repertory Theatre), and The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Singapore Repertory Theatre).
Future projects include a stage version of Robert Harling’s film Soapdish, and Becoming Nancy with director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell.
Independently as a composer, George’s credits include the musicals Moll Flanders, The Three Musketeers, Tom Jones and the scores for Sam Mendes’ stage productions of Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (Donmar Warehouse, BAM NYC). His score for Troilus and Cressida (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre) was nominated for a Jefferson Award
George has worked as Dame Edna Everage’s composer and Musical Director on Look at Me When I’m Talking to You. Other projects include song contributions for The Shakespeare Revue (RSC) as well as a variety of material for TV and radio.
Honk! has won many international awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Mary Poppins has won 45 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and London Evening Standard Awards. Stiles and Drewe were nominated for Best New Musical at the 2016 WhatsOnStage Awards for Half A Sixpence and Betty Blue Eyes was nominated for the 2012 Olivier Award. Other awards include the TMA Best Musical Award for Moll Flanders.
Along with Anthony, George’s passion for new musical theatre writing is recognised via the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best New Song, now in its 11th year, and their Mentorship Award supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). They are founding board members of Mercury Musical Developments (MMD), Associate Artists at The Watermill Theatre and patrons of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra and the Music Theatre Academy (MTA).