Extensive music-theatre engagements include conducting the world premiere production of Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love, the award winning West End production of On Your Toes (featuring the Ballanchine ballets - La Princesse Zenobia and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue), Oliver! (NYMT/Royal Opera/Sadler's Wells Theatre), the world premiere of Carl Davis' operetta Alice in Wonderland (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith) and Salad Days (Fortieth Anniversary production directed by Ned Sherrin).
For Scottish Opera he has conducted Kurt Weill's The Threepenny
Opera; in Berlin, the Houston Grand Opera production of
Weill's Street Scene and for Morley Opera Weill's The
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (UK premiere of
the complete work.
Regional theatre credits as Musical Director/Orchestrator number many classic musicals including Showboat, Carousel, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady.
As Musical Director for Jonathan Miller's company at the Old Vic Theatre productions included The Tempest and King Lear - for which he composed the score. For the Cambridge Theatre Company he conducted the premiere of Ilona Sekacz' score for Les Enfants du Paradis.
He has also worked on several productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Les Liaisons Dangereuses (West End).
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Rodgers and Hammerstein) - The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
'... spine tingling quality... in a show packed full
of wonderful singable tunes - musical director Stuart Hutchinson
should take much credit - there is never a dull moment, never
an emotion left unstirred... '
STREET SCENE (Weill) - Theater des Westens, Berlin
'Music and drama were drawn together with clarity by
Stuart Hutchinson who obtained disciplined but passionate playing
from the orchestra...'
OLIVER! - NYMT/Royal Opera/Sadler's Wells Theatre
'Excellent choral singing and decent playing from the
Wren Orchestra reflect credit on music director Stuart Hutchinson.'
THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Weill) - Scottish Opera
'... the punchy playing of Mr. Hutchinson's excellent
'Simply, it's terrific. A superb overture opens...the
cabaret style is in tact. Orchestra, bristling with sax and
guitar necks, produce a spot-on sleaziness that is a start-to-finish
delight. Stuart Hutchinson conducts the style shifts with apparent
ease, providing solid support for the singers...'
ASPECTS OF LOVE (Lloyd-Webber) Premiere Production – Prince of Wales Theatre
‘The score, trimly conducted on this occasion
by Stuart Hutchinson...’
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY (Weill) - Morley Opera
'It was a good punchy production, as was the music
itself, conducted by Stuart Hutchinson with good, firm, springy
rhythms and a sure feel for the way in which Weill absorbs cafe-like
intonation into this fully-fledged operatic span.'
‘The score... is vividly projected under Stuart
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Carl Davis) World Premiere
'... with accompaniment under Stuart Hutchinson's spirited
SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE (Ballanchine Ballet - ON YOUR TOES)
'Stuart Hutchinson conducted a bracing performance...
lively and intelligent.'