Oliver Wood

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Oliver is a young and enthusiastic musician with experience across the musical gamut. A member of  the Essex Youth Orchestras from the age of 12, Oliver was awarded the Laura Marco award for Highest Attainment for his Grade 8 Flute and is also an accomplished guitarist and pianist. He studied for his degree in Music (BA Hons) at The University of York and during his time at University he conducted a range of styles. His experience includes Contemporary music premieres of works by Luis Tinoco and Morton Subotnik with the Chimera Ensemble, Brass band concerts and a large scale Musical theatre performance of The Witches of Eastwick. Oliver is a keen composer and wrote and work-shopped his string quartet with the renowned group Quator Diotima. He has written two new musicals - Wonderland and A Tale of Two, which have both premiered successfully at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

More locally, Oliver is the resident Musical Director for Mad Hatter Productions and has conducted their performances of two Christmas cabarets, the Madness musical Our House and is currently working on their upcoming productions of Big Fish and Spring Awakening. Last year he was Musical Director for Eastern Edge Theatre Company's production of Guys and Dolls at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe and CBM Theatre's recent performance of Little Shop of Horrors at the same venue. In the New Year, Oliver will be working with the Gallery players as MD for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

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