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Biography

Harry Blake is an award-winning composer, lyricist and sound designer for film and live performance. He is Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Forthcoming projects include composing a new version of The Beggar’s Opera for Storyhouse Chester and performing his live score for The Snow Child at Lincoln Centre, New York.

Composition and sound design work includes: BLUSH (Soho Theatre), The Snow Child (Sheffield Crucible), The Island Nation (Arcola), Jason and the Argonauts (Unicorn), Night Must Fall (National Tour), To Dream Again (Theatre Clwyd), Hedda Gabler (Salisbury Playhouse), P'yongyang (Finborough), Cyrano (BBC Radio Four), Bike (Salisbury Playhouse), The Future for Beginners (Wales Millennium Centre and touring), The Glass Supper (Hampstead Theatre), Once upon a Christmas (Look Left, Look Right), The Love Girl and the Innocent (Southwark Playhouse), Perle (Tobacco Factory and Soho Theatre), A Midsummer Nights Dream, Othello and Cyrano de Bergerac (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre) Mobile Phone Show (Lyric Hammersmith), The Wind in the Willows (The Lord Chamberlain’s Men), Twelfth Night and Masters, are you mad? (Grosvenor Park), MANGA SISTER (liveartshow@The Yard), live electronic score for Don Giovanni (Soho Theatre), Anna Karenina (Arcola), Monkey and Bear (InTransit Festival). Assistant conductor, Tobias and the Angel (Young Vic), assistant to the music supervisor, Marguerite (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

Harry was the first composer appointed to the OLD VIC 12 and is winner of both the Craig Barbour Award for Composition (Soho Theatre) and the Musical Theatre Network Award (Edinburgh 2014). He was recently made an associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) and is one half of the award-winning cabaret act HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL.