Andrew Griffiths

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2018The band, under musical director Andrew Griffiths, give a great rendering of Collyer’s sharp score…
Nigel Smith
musicaltheatrereview.com
2018The cast deliver the lyrics with heart and precision, accompanied by musical director Andrew Griffiths' talented band.
Opening Night
opening-night.org
2016The music plays a clever part in creating the mood of the play.
Sheila Stratford
thereviewshub.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Assistant Musical Director
Theatre
Annie
Nikolai Foster
Michael Harrison/David Ian
UK Tour
2018Musical Director
Theatre
Nativity! the Musical
Debbie Isitt
Jamie Wilson Productions
UK Tour
2017 - 2018Musical Director
Theatre
The Toyboy Diaries
Tania Azevedo
Aria Entertainment
Hope Mill Theatre
2017 - 2018Assistant Musical Director/Orchestrations
Tour
Legally Blonde
Anthony Williams
UK Productions
UK & Ireland Tour
2017Keyboard
Tour
LakméSwansea City Opera
UK Tour
2017Edition
Tour
PatienceEnglish Touring Opera
2016Rehearsal Pianist
Theatre
Annie Get Your GunSheffield Theatres
Crucible Theatre
2016Musical Director
Theatre
A Dream
Emily Hutchinson
Sheffield Theatres
Crucible Theatre
2015Repetiteur
Theatre
Patience
Donald Maxwell
National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
Royal Hall, Harrogate
2015Rehearsal Pianist/Keyboard
Theatre
Legally Blonde
Mitch Sebastian
Kilworth House Theatre Company
Kilworth House Theatre
2015Rehearsal Pianist/Keyboards
Theatre
Singin' In The Rain
Mitch Sebastian
Kilworth House Theatre Company
Kilworth House Theatre
2014Repetiteur
Theatre
Sleep Tight And…
Andrew Loretto
Opera North
Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
2013 - 2014Keyboards
Theatre
Oliver!
Daniel Evans
Sheffield Theatres
Crucible Theatre
2013Music Preparation
Theatre
This Is My Family
Daniel Evans
Sheffield Theatres
Crucible Studio, Sheffield
2012Composer & Sound Designer
Theatre
Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Ruth Carney
The Lantern Theatre
The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield
2012Score Preparation
Theatre
Rockin' HorsesBill Kenwright Ltd
Playhouse Theatre, London
2011 - 2012Keyboards (deputy)
Tour
South PacificAndy Barnwell for Musical Co-Ordination Services Ltd.
2011 - 2012Keyboards
Tour
ScroogeBill Kenwright Ltd
2011Keyboards
Tour
EvitaBill Kenwright Ltd
European Tour
2010 - 2011Assistant Musical Director
Theatre
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatBill Kenwright Ltd
Touring
2009Assistant Musical Director/Assistant Conductor/Keyboards
Tour
EvitaBill Kenwright Ltd
Touring
2008 - 2009Assoicate Conductor/Keyboards
Tour
EvitaBill Kenwright Ltd
UK and Ireland Tour
2007 - 2008Assistant Musical Director/Keyboards
Tour
South PacificUK Productions
2007Assistant Musical Director/Keyboards
Tour
Disney's Beauty and the BeastUK Productions
De Montfort Hall, Leicester
2006Keyboards (deputy)
Tour
Disney's Beauty and the BeastUK Productions
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2007PG DipRoyal Northern College of Music
    2006BMusRoyal Northern College of Music

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Sibelius, Logic Pro, Mainstage 3, Finale 2014

    Additional Skills

    Andrew trained as a composer at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and, as such, is an accomplished copyist and arranger.

    He has built up good experience as a rehearsal pianist and has quick sight-reading skills.

    Referees

    available on request

    About me

    Originally from Sheffield, Andrew trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he specialised in composition.

    Musical Director credits include: The Toyboy Diaries (Aria Entertainment/Hope Mill Theatre), A Dream (Sheffield Theatres). As Assistant Musical Director: UK and Ireland tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita (Bill Kenwright), Legally Blonde (also orchestrations), South Pacific and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (UK Productions)

    Further instrumentalist credits include: Singin’ In The Rain, Legally Blonde (Kilworth House Theatre), Oliver! (Sheffield Theatres), Scrooge at the London Palladium (Bill Kenwright), and the UK Tour of the Lincoln Centre revival of South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun (rehearsal pianist, Sheffield Theatres). Andrew is regularly employed as a répétiteur and rehearsal pianist by Opera North.

    Andrew provided original music and sound design for Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down at the Lantern Theatre in Sheffield, orchestrations for Rockin’ Horses headlined by Michael Ball at London’s playhouse theatre, and musical preparation for This Is My Family at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. His critical performing edition of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience was recently performed by English Touring Opera on their recent UK tour.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Gaelic, Manx
    • German
    Organisation Memberships
    • Musicians Union (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Community
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Revue
    • Showcase
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes

    Professional Recommendations

    Keith Arrowsmith Theatre / Venue Manager

    Andrew worked with me for a demanding site specific production of Sweeney Todd. He achieved a level of quality that exceeded all expectations.