As writer Lesley Ross: The 40 Minute Tempest (National Theatre, London), Inside Out – A Portrait of Ivor Novello (Theatre Y Byd National Tour), Madam Butterfly’s Child (BBC Radio Drama), Shared Mutual Experience (HTV Wales), The Unfortunate Tale of An Egg (Theatre Royal York), The Ghana Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest Project, The Shrew Interactive (Theatre Royal Plymouth), My Brother’s Conversion, (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama) Loving Peter Palmer (Little London Theatre) and The Gorgeous Lives of Seahorses (Made In Wales). Also book & lyrics for The Jolly Folly of Polly The Scottish Trolley Dolly (Made In Wales / Ripley Theatre) Pick A Ticket! (Greenwich Theatre Musical Voices), Can You Keep A Secret? (Perfect Pitch at the Trafalgar Studios) and for the children’s musicals Jorinda & Jorindel (Welsh National Opera), Rumpelstiltskin, and The Sheep Chronicles. His work as writer in residence for Ripley Theatre also included the award winning Mad Margaret’s Revenge, Beauty, Flat Mates, Manhattan Breast Company and Eggplant (Edinburgh Fringe First Nominee). He assistant directed on The Canterbury Tales (Dyffryn Gardens Open Air Festival) and Some Enchanted Evening (Drury Lane in the West End featuring Lesley Garrett and Judi Dench) and hosted Christmas with the Stars (featuring John Owen Jones, Ruthie Henshall & Sharon D. Clarke) in Geneva.
This year his lyrics can be heard in Lia’s Guide To Winning The Lottery (Perfect Pitch Musicals / UCLan) and a number of his family shows have become audio storytelling musicals including Barry the Penguin’s Black & White Christmas (narrated by Christopher Eccleston featuring Kerry Ellis, Michael Xavier and Ricardo Afonso), The Amazing Adventures of a Girl Called Red (narrated by Louise Jameson, featuring Haydn Oakley, Jodie Jacobs, Llio Millward, Aaron Lee Lambert and Debbie Kurup) Rameo & Eweliet (narrated by Tony Maudsley, featuring Tyrone Huntley, Kate Hume, Sharon D.Clarke & Julie Atherton) @SHPChronicles
His work is published by Oberon Books, Methuen Books, Parthian Books and the Drama Association of Wales.
Hello Lesley, Hope all is well with you. I’m still doing my best to fly the flay for Ivor, we have a concert in Cheltenham on the 22nd of this month with Marilyn Hill Smith heading the cast. Our summer bash is in Maidenhead in June. Have you staged the play you wrote about Ivor again? We were only saying last week how sorry we were to miss it after being stuck on the M4 near Newport in a huge traffic jam. Would be pleased to hear from you sometime. Regards, Nick Gaze