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Gareth Valentine

Gareth studied at the Royal College of Music and then with Sir Peter Pears at Aldeburgh’s Advanced School of Singing and Strings. He has since worked as Composer, Musical Supervisor, Musical Director, Musical Arranger and Performer.

Productions

2018

ME AND MY GIRL Director: Daniel Evans
Chichester Festival Theatre
 

RUTHLESS

Director: Richard Fitch
Arts Theatre

2017

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

Director: Robert Carsen
Théâtre Du Châtelet

2016

42ND STREET

Director: Stephen Mear
Théâtre Du Châtelet

WEST SIDE STORY (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

Reef Television

STRICTLY GERSHWIN

Director: Derek Deane
Queensland Ballet

GUYS AND DOLLS

Director: Gordon Greenberg
Phoenix and Tour

 

2015

GUYS AND DOLLS

Gordon Greenberg
West End/Savoy Theatre/UK Tour

HEY OLD FRIENDS
(Sondheim 85th Birthday celebration Gala)

Theatre Royal/Richard Douglas Productions

THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH

Thom Southerland
Regional tour

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

Rachel Kavanaugh
Regent’s Park Open Air

FOLLIES

Craig Revel Horwood
Royal Albert Hall

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

Robert Carsen
Théâtre Du Châtelet

 

2014

CITY OF ANGELS

Josie Rourke
Donmar Warehouse

GUYS AND DOLLS

Gordon Greenberg
Chichester Festival Theatre/Runaway Entertainment

HOME (Revival)

Nadia Fall
National Theatre, Shed

PAJAMA GAME

Richard Eyre
Shaftesbury Theatre

 

2013

50TH BIRTHDAY NATIONAL THEATRE

Nicholas Hytner
National Theatre

HOME

Nadia Fall
National Theatre, Shed

PAJAMA GAME

Richard Eyre
Chichester Festival Theatre

 

previous productions

KISS ME KATE
(Musical Supervisor)

Trevor Nunn
Chichester/Old Vic

CRAZY FOR YOU
(Musical Supervisor, Dance Arrangements and Musical Director)

Timothy Sheader
Open Air Theatre/Novello

END OF THE RAINBOW
(Musical Supervisor)

Terry Johnson
Trafalgar Studios

THE KING AND I
(Musical Supervisor)

Jeremy Sams
Royal Albert Hall, RPO

INTO THE WOODS (Musical Supervisor)
 
Open Air Theatre

SONDHEIM AT 80 CONCERTS
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG & COMPANY
(Musical Supervisor)

Michael Grandage
Donmar Warehouse

GONE WITH THE WIND
(Musical Supervisor)

Trevor Nunn
New London Theatre

WICKED
(Musical Supervisor)

Joe Mantello
West End

ACORN ANTIQUES
(Musical Supervisor)

Trevor Nunn
Haymarket, West End/UK Tour

MARIA FRIEDMAN’S REARRANGED
(Musical Supervisor and Dance Arranger)

Trafalgar Studios

PORGY & BESS
(Musical Supervisor and Arranger)

Trevor Nunn
Savoy Theatre

SINATRA
(Musical Supervisor and Conductor)

David Leveaux
London Palladium

ALADDIN (2004/5)
(Composer and Musical Supervisor)

Sean Mathias
Old Vic (starring Ian McKellen)

CHILDREN WILL LISTEN
THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM
(Musical Supervisor)

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

MUSICALITY
(Musical Supervisor/Judge)

TV Series/Channel 4

ANYTHING GOES
(Winner Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production)
(Musical Supervisor)

Trevor Nunn
Drury Lane/Royal National Theatre

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT
(Musical Supervisor and Dance Arranger)
(Musical Supervisor)

Ben Elton
Victoria Palace

JANIE DEE IN DIVAS AT THE DONMAR
(Musical Supervisor)

Donmar Warehouse

MY ONE & ONLY
(Musical Supervisor)

Loveday Ingram
Piccadilly Theatre

 

as musical director

KISS ME KATE

Michael Blakemore
Victoria Palace

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
(Musical Supervisor)

Michael Grandage
Donmar Warehouse

CHICAGO

Walter Bobbie
Adelphi Theatre, London, Gottenburg, Tokyo, Seoul, Madrid and Moscow

DAMN YANKEES

Jack O’Brien
Adelphi Theatre

NINE

David Leveaux
Donmar Warehouse

CAMELOT

Frank Dunlop
Covent Garden Festival

COMPANY

Sam Mendes
Donmar Warehouse

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

Hal Prince
Shaftesbury Theatre

MISS SAIGON

Nick Hytner
Theatre Royal

THE BAKER’S WIFE

Phoenix Theatre

CATS

Trevor Nunn
New London Theatre

CLOSER THAN EVER

Vaudeville Theatre

KISS ME KATE

Adrian Noble
Royal Shakespeare Company

CABARET

Gillian Lynne
Aldwych Theatre

TOAD OF TOAD HALL

Old Vic

42ND STREET

Gower Champion
Theatre Royal

WINDY CITY

Peter Wood
Victoria Palace

 

other theatre

CHITA
(Chita Rivera Tribute)

Scott Ellis, New York

STRIKE UP THE BAND

Ian Marshall Fisher
Lost Musicals Project

PANAMA HATTIE

Ian Marshall Fisher
Lost Musicals Project

110 IN THE SHADE

Ian Marshall Fisher
Lost Musicals Project

ANNIE

Richard Sampson
Sheffield Crucible

POLISHING THE SUN

Tudor Davies
Barn Theatre

SLEEP WITH FRIENDS

Wayne Sleep
Bath & York

OH KAY!

Ian Judge
Chichester Festival Theatre

OLIVER!

Peter Coe
Toronto & UK Tour

ALONE TOGETHER

Michael Pennington
King’s Head

SWAN ESTER

Frank Dunlop
Young Vic

TAKE EIGHT

Anthony Bowles
Royal Exchange

BRYNFEST

Daniel Evans
Royal Festival Hall (Bryn Terfel/WNO Orchestra)

STRICTLY GERSHWIN (2008) Arranger:

English National Ballet
Royal Albert Hall and Coliseum

 

recordings

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT
REQUIEM
MUSICALITY
END OF THE RAINBOW
LOVE NEVER DIES
ANYTHING GOES
THE BAKER’S WIFE
COMPANY
CHICAGO

KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN

Gareth’s workshop productions include Finding Neverland, Love Never Dies, Porgy & Bess (Directed by Trevor Nunn), Acorn Antiques, Radio Times, Sunset Boulevard and Aspects of Love.
He has conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra on numerous occasions including BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night at the Mermaid Theatre. He has also conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, WNO Orchestra and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris among others.
He was an Adjudicator for the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the BBC Voice of Musical Theatre.
Gareth’s Requiem was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and was released in 2001 on the TER label. It has been performed all over the world including Paris, Washington, San Francisco, Melbourne, Colorado, Scandinavia, San Diego, Southwark Cathedral, London and Helsinki.

His ballet Strictly Gershwin (ENB) was performed at the Albert Hall and on a UK Tour.

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