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Nick Barstow

Musical Director

Agent: Lesley Duff | ld@diman.co.uk | 020 7631 0400

Nick Barstow is a musical director, arranger, composer and vocalist. He is currently working on the UK Premier of It’s Only Life by John Bucchino, and will be taking a new actor-musician production of Much Ado About Nothing on a UK and European tour.

Earlier this year he was Musical Director on Company with David Adkin productions, arranged a new Andrew Lloyd Webber revue on commission from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and composed a new version of A Christmas Carol produced by Peter Brook Equity Ensemble award winners Antic Disposition at Middle Temple Hall. Previously he toured the UK with Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland, starring Kerry Ellis, Wendi Peters and Dave Willets, worked with BBC Children In Need on a brand new musical, with director Kirk Jameson on a new production of Privates on Parade starring 2017 Drama Desk award winner Simon Green, and with Les Enfants Terribles on their multiple award-winning show The Terrible Infants, staged for the first time in Wilton’s Music Hall.

As a solo performer Nick will be presenting his new cabaret RE:Arrangement at Brasserie Zedel this summer, following his debut solo show with West End friends at the Pheasantry in 2016. He featured as a judge alongside Gareth Malone in The Choir: Gareth’s Best in Britain. As an arranger and orchestrator his work has been performed around the world, including at West End Miscast, The English Theatre of Tel Aviv and the Royal Festival Hall under the baton of comedian and Maestro winner Sue Perkins.

 Nick has worked extensively with Alice Fearn and featured as MD and accompanist in both her first solo cabaret, Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going (St James Studio) and her second earlier this year, Just Me and a Piano (Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel). Nick also features as MD and pianist on Alice’s first album, Where I’ve Been……Where I’m Going (Auburn Jam Music).

Nick is co-founder and MD of successful vocal group AfterParty. The group have performed at the St James Theatre, Aldwych Theatre, Arts Theatre, Dominion Theatre, The View From The Shard and King’s Place as well as for numerous high profile events nationwide including the Covent Garden Christmas Lights Switch On 2015 and Sport Relief 2016. Their debut album Hotel Lobby was released in September 2016.

Recent Credits as MD/Composer:

It's Only Life (Union Theatre), One More Look (Sherman Theatre, also as Orchestrator and Arranger), Company (ACT Aberdeen), A Christmas Carol (Middle Temple Hall, also as Composer), Extraordinary (BBC Children In Need), Privates On Parade (Union Theatre, Musical Supervisor), The Terrible Infants (Wilton's), Wonderland (No.1 UK Tour), The Burnt Part Boys (Park Theatre) – Offie Nominated Best Musical Director, The Comedy Of Errors (French tour and Gray’s Inn Hall, also as Composer), I’m Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road (Jermyn Street) - BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Best Fringe Production, Closer Than Ever (Pheasantry), Princess Ida (Finborough Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Middle Temple Hall), Dick!, Sleeping Booty, Music Hall Menagerie (Leicester Square Theatre)

Recent Credits as Associate/Assistant:

The Stable Gala (Lyric Theatre West End), You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews (St James Theatre, Garrick Theatre West End), Seasons Of Larson (Lyric Theatre West End)