Stuart Hutchinson - Music Theatre
Stuart Hutchinson has worked in association with many eminent directors and choreographers including Sir Trevor Nunn, Jonathan Miller, David Pountney, Ian Judge, Sir Peter Ustinov, Francesca Zambello, George Abbott, George Ballanchine, Gillian Lynne, Donald Saddler and Sir Kenneth MacMillan.

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.
For New Sadler's Wells Opera, he conducted The Mikado and Ian Judge's production of Bitter Sweet.

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).


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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... '
The Daily Telegraph

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...'
Die Zeit

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.'
Martin Hoyle/The Times

THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Weill) - Scottish Opera

'... the punchy playing of Mr. Hutchinson's excellent band...'
Raymond Monelle/Opera

'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...'
Janice Galloway/The Observer

ASPECTS OF LOVE (Lloyd-Webber) Premiere Production – Prince of Wales Theatre

‘The score, trimly conducted on this occasion by Stuart Hutchinson...’
Arthur Jacobs/Opera

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.'
Geoffrey Norris/The Daily Telegraph

‘The score... is vividly projected under Stuart Hutchinson’s direction.’
Paul Driver/The Financial Times

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Carl Davis) World Premiere
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London

'... with accompaniment under Stuart Hutchinson's spirited direction...'
Arthur Jacobs/Opera

SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE (Ballanchine Ballet - ON YOUR TOES)
Palace Theatre, London

'Stuart Hutchinson conducted a bracing performance... lively and intelligent.'
Arthur Jacobs/Classical Music Magazine