Wind in the Willows

David Shrubsole

— Co-Orchestrator

David studied at Trinity College of Music, London.


David has written music and lyrics for The Friendship of Town Mouse & Country Mouse; Pinocchio; The Great Wall (Singapore) and So, This Then Is Life (59E59, New York).


Compositions include: National Gallery Singapore Opening Festival; The Crucible (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Table and The Enchantment (National); The Diary of Anne Frank (York, Theatre Royal); As You Like It and Merlin (Chester); Macbeth (Singapore Repertory); Alice (Sheffield Crucible); The Dark Side of Buffoon (Coventry / Lyric Hammersmith); Traveling Light (59E59, New York – Drama Desk nomination); Kes (Liverpool Playhouse / Touring Consortium); Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet (Regent’s Park); Hay Fever (Chichester Festival Theatre); Gaslight (Old Vic); Total Eclipse (Menier Chocolate Factory); Troilus and Cressida – co-composed with George Stiles and nominated for a Chicago Jeff Award (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); French Without Tears (English Touring Theatre); Dead Funny (Oldham Coliseum / UK Tour); Hobson’s Choice (Watermill); Epitaph for George Dillon (Comedy); Of Mice and Men (Mercury); A Streetcar Named Desire (Clwyd Theatr Cymru) and Unless (Stephen Joseph).


As an orchestrator/arranger his credits include: (Manchester International Festival); Porgy & Bess; Hello Dolly (Regent’s Park); Sweeney Todd; Annie (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Ramin (Concert Tour); She Stoops To Conquer (National); I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change (Singapore Drama Centre); Barnum and Betty Blue Eyes (assistant to Bill Brohn); Sing For Your Supper (Cadogan Hall); Latin Fever (Peacock); Let’s Face The Music & Dance (Salisbury Playhouse); Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep); Aspects Of Love (UK Tour / South Africa); The Importance of Being Earnest (Vaudeville); The Three Musketeers (Rose Kingston / Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Assassins; Ain’t Misbehavin’; A Chorus Line and High Society (Sheffield Crucible); Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour); A Twist of Fate (Singapore Repertory / Album); Mixed Doubles and Rogues To Riches (Watermill); Take Me To The World and A Changing World (Albums). David has worked extensively as MD and arranger for Simon Green and together they have played three seasons at New York’s 59E59 Theatres with Clearly Coward and Traveling Light (Drama Desk Nominated).


Musical Direction credits include: American Psycho (Almeida / Broadway); London Road (National / Cuba Pictures Feature Film); Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray (Edinburgh International Festival / World Tour); The Threepenny Opera / The Magistrate / Major Barbara / The Alchemist (National); Just So (Chichester Festival Theatre / Album); Ragtime (Piccadilly); Miss Saigon (UK Tour); My Fair Lady (National / Drury Lane); The Christmas Carol (Royal Festival Hall); Dick Whittington (Sadler’s Wells); Martin Guerre (West Yorkshire Playhouse / UK Tour / Album); Master Class (Queen’s); Chess (UK Tour / Oslo) and Carmen Jones (European Tour).