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Richard John

Musical Director

Musical direction credits include: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (associate conductor - Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Sinatra (London Palladium); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre); Dirty Dancing (Piccadilly Theatre); Legally Blonde (associate MD - Savoy Theatre); Desperately Seeking Susan (AMD - Novello Theatre); Corrugation Road (Black Swan Theatre and Australian national tour); The Small Poppies (Company B/Australian national tour); 2 Pianos 4 Hands (StageWorks and Australian/New Zealand/Hong Kong tour) and The Midnight Gang (West Australian Symphony Orchestra/ Spare Parts Theatre, Australia).

Musical supervision credits include: Legally Blonde (UK, Australia and Austria); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK) and supervising music director of Dirty Dancing (European/UK tour).

Theatrical compositions include: The Centre, The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor (published by the Australian Script Centre); Old Mother Hubbard (published by Black Swan Press); The Wind in the Willows (published by the Australian Script Centre); The Legend of Snow White (Hayman Theatre, Australia); Kiss of the Spider Woman (Sevenoaks Playhouse); Deadly Game (Vienna’s English Theatre); Mrs Warren’s Profession and The Importance of Being Earnest (English Theatre of Hamburg). In collaboration with novelist Andrew Neiderman and book writer/lyricist Julian Woolford, Richard is currently developing a musical adaptation of The Devil’s Advocate.

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