ELLIOT DAVIS

Workshop Leader

Loserville (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Garrick, West End). Olivier Nominated for Best New Musical, Soho Cinders (co-book with Anthony Drewe) music by George Stiles, Peter Pan (revised book) with  Stiles & Drewe, Out There (Riverside Studios, Union), Best Friends & Butterflies (book & music) TicketMaster Composer Award / Best New Musical Vivian Ellis Award, What I Go To School For - The Busted Musical (Brighton Theatre Royal), Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (new adaptation for Stratford East) dir by Terry Johnson.


Current Projects: Becoming Nancy (book) music by Stiles & Drewe, directed by Jerry Mitchell.  Rehab The Musical (book) music by Grant Black, lyrics by Murray Luchlan Young.


Radio: In another career strand Elliot is a prolific music documentary maker for the BBC.  His celebration of Tommy Steele’s life presented by Bill Kenwright was broadcast for Xmas 2016.  He has written the life stories of Joan Littlewood, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, James Last(!), Paul Anka and Freddie Mercury’s 60 Commemoration; all for the BBC.


Film: He is the inaugural recipient of the JJ Screenwriting Bursary in association with BAFTA.  His first feature film screenplay Consider Yourself was commissioned by BBC films and shoots later 2017 starring Geoffrey Rush.  He has just completed his second feature film also for the BBC.


Musical Direction: Elliot has developed a close musical collaboration with Burt Bacharach.  He was musical director for the BBC / Senbla’s televised A Life In Song With Burt Bacharach at the Festival Hall (2015) and musical director for Mr Bacharach’s Palladium and Festival Hall concerts in 2016.
In 2016 Elliot conducted A Rogers & Hammerstein Celebration with the London Symphony Orchestra and a Judy Garland Live Experience at the London Palladium.  2017 will see him musically supervise and conduct a fully orchestrated live concert of the Moody Blues’ seminal work Days Of Future Passed at the Hollywood Bowl and the Sony Centre in Toronto. Over his career he has musically supervised and conducted many musicals!

Supported by Mercury Musical Developments

www.mercurymusicals.com

Supported by the PRS for Music Foundation

www.prsformusicfoundation.com

Supported by the Noel Coward Foundation

www.noelcoward.org

supported by the Binks Trust

 

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