Greg Palmer

12 Aug 2015

Greg has composed, directed and arranged music for well over 100 professional theatre productions at many of the UK’s leading provincial theatres. Here at the New Wolsey Theatre he has been musical director for Guys and Dolls, Laurel and Hardy, Blues in the Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sugar, Company, The Good Companions, Sweeney Todd and the New Wolsey’s very first rock’n’roll pantomime, Cinderella, back in 2001.

He has been a regular collaborator with New Wolsey artistic director Peter Rowe for more than 20 years going back to Our Country’s Good at the Chester Gateway, Leader of the Pack at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, and numerous productions at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, including touring productions of Brecht/Weill musicals Happy End and Threepenny Opera. For the last seven years Greg has composed music for Peter’s productions of Shakespearean plays for the Stafford Shakespeare Festival staged outdoors in the grounds of Stafford Castle. These have been Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing.

In 2008 Greg was commissioned by the Norwich and Norfolk Festival to compose music for a staging of Black Shuck, Martin Newell’s poem about the ghostly black dog said to roam the East Anglian coastline.

Other theatre includes The Good Person of Szechuan and Mother Courage, Library Theatre, Manchester, Good Golly Miss Molly, Arts Theatre, London, The Beggars’ Opera, Bridewell Theatre, London, Trainspotting, York Theatre Royal, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, Our Day Out, Liverpool Playhouse, Maria Marten, Lincoln Theatre Royal, Pinocchio, Salisbury Playhouse, LImestone Cowboy, Twelfth Night, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, The Servant of Two Masters, Nottingham Playhouse, One Step Beyond, Theatre Royal, Stratford East, Tunstall Tanzi, The Pied Piper, Macbeth, Come On Stan, Buddy’s Song, New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, The Adventures of Pinnochio, Teatro Kismet, Bari, Quasimodo, Edinburgh Festival, The Gambler, Dracula, London Bubble.