Oliver is a composer, musical director and drummer. He has worked as composer for Graeae on Stepping Stones by Mike Kenny, Act of Memory and Hackney Youth Project. He has composed music for LipService Theatre – Inspector Norse and Mr Darcy Loses the Plot. Other work includes music for Edward II (Cambridge Arts Theatre) and Rumpelstiltskin, the Cambridge Footlights panto. He was a creative assistant on The Threepenny Opera, and worked as a drummer on The Blues Brothers and The Rat Pack (Theatre 21 at Edinburgh Fringe). He studies music at Cambridge University.