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WHELAN / WATSON : OTHER STORIES

A collaboration between New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan and Royal Ballet star Edward Watson, who commissioned pieces from 5 strikingly different modern choreographers. Frank was musical director and arranger for the evening, also composing additional original music.

Choreographers: Javier de Frutos, Arlene Phillips, Annie B Parson, Daniele Desnoyers, Arthur Pita.
Designer: Jean-Marc Puissant
Lighting designer: Bruno Poet
Music director/composer/arranger: Frank Moon

Performances: Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House , London 2015, City Center Theatre, New York, 2016.

The remarkably versatile Frank Moon, whose magic touch keeps the evening buoyant.”

— The Stage

Other Stories has fine music, all credit to musical director/composer Frank Moon and assorted onstage musicians.”

— The Times

Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House.                                           Main image - City Center New York.

Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House. Main image - City Center New York.

On stage musicians (London):  
Bev Lee Harling - voice, violin; 
Ivo de Greef - piano; 
Neil Charles - double bass; 
Frank Moon - MD / guitar, banjo, saw; 
Dave Price - vibraphone, drums, percussion 

On stage musicians (New York):   
Bev Lee Harling - voice, violin;  
Stefan Vasnier - piano;  
Aidan O'Donnell - double bass;  
Frank Moon - MD / guitar, banjo, saw;  
Steve Little - vibraphone, drums, percussion

STEPMOTHER/STEPFATHER 

Created and choreographed by Arthur Pita 
Music by Gabriel Faure, The Violent Femmes, Frank Moon 
Sound design by Frank Moon 
Designs by Simon Daw & Yann Seabra 

"Pita elaborates this story of incest and murder through a seesawing dynamic of flashbacks, comic vignettes and supernatural interventions... But he and his excellent cast also find moments of tender insight, and it’s through this singular and surprising balance of tone that Pita has established himself as one of his generation’s leading storytellers." ★★★★ The Guardian

THE B.F.G.

Roald Dahl's classic story, adapted for stage for Birmingham Repatory Theatre's 2014 Christmas Production, featuring a live band plus an ensemble cast of actor musicians. 

Directed by Teresa Ludovico 
Movement directed by Yann Seabra 
Design by Robert Innis Hopkins 
Lighting by Peter Mumford 
Music composed by Frank Moon and Martin Riley 
Produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre 

Performances ran from 26th November 2014 til 24th January 2015 at Birmingham Rep, UK

★★★★ “Magic... The music was marvellous” 
Birmingham Post 

★★★★★  “Enchanting and absorbing… a thrilling introduction to theatre for any child....Ethereal music"” 
The Public reviews 

★★★★ "The Whizzpopping Song, with its suitably rasping sound effects, cue trombones, was a source of universal merriment and delight." 
Behind the Arras

 

I AM 8

Created through Company of Angels' Choreography for Children Award 2015, performed February 2015 at Sadler's Wells and The Place, London.  

Choreography: Sally Marie 
Composer: Frank Moon 
Lighting designer: Lucy Hanson 
Costume designer: 
Dramaturg: Frauke Franz 

"A tiny epic with a soaring music box inspired score" London Dance

 

 

 

HAG

A new play by The Wrong Crowd 

Written and directed by Hannah Mulder 
Puppets and design by Rachael Canning 
Music and sound design by Frank Moon 
Lighting design by Clare Donahue 

Performances 2013: Southbank centre, Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Underbelly), Soho Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, The Drum Plymouth