Music Director - Tayo Akinbode

I first discovered theatre in London at the Royal Court’s Activists Youth Theatre.

At 18 I went to Manchester to work on the stage crew at the Royal Exchange Theatre for a season and play bass guitar in their Christmas show ‘Christmas Fun and a Fairy tale’. After a few years spent playing in bands, Manchester Youth Theatre asked me to write music for their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Since then I’ve been a composer and Musical Director for theatre, film, TV, radio, circus and community projects for companies such as: The National Theatre, The Generating Company, OCT East Shenzen, Almeida Theatre, Littlebigman Films, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Miami Gablestage, New York Public Theater, M6, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Specsavers, and Spirit of the Union UAE 40th Birthday celebrations in Abu Dhabi.

Recent work includes: Much Ado About Nothing at The Dubai Opera House; Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington – Theatr Clwyd; Sonnet Sunday, Henry IV pt 1, pt2 and Henry V – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; The Whip – Royal Shakespeare Company; Pulse – Bamboozle; Red Dust Road – National Theatre of Scotland; Snow White – The Wrong Crowd, Glory – Red Ladder/Dukes Lancaster; Bouncers – The Royal Court Liverpool; Love Unspoken – Spare Tyre/Queen’s Hornchurch, and The Ugly Duckling for Tutti Frutti/York Theatre Royal and on tour to Hong Kong and Singapore.