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THE EMPEROR

Colin Teevan’s adaptation of Ryszard Kapuściński’s book about Emperor Haile Selassie is now playing at The Young Vic, before transferring to HOME, Manchester and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Directed by Walter Meierjohann, designed by Ti Green, starring Kathryn Hunter and the brilliant musician Temesgen Zeleke who I had the privilege of working with on the soundtrack.

**** The Guardian
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**** What’s on Stage
**** The Stage

KING LEARKING LEAR

I wrote the original score and sound design for a special collaborative project with Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Directed by Tom Morris at Bristol Old Vic with Timothy West as Lear, the production includes original songs, an onstage orchestra of 18th Century weather machines and the oldest operational thunder run in the country.

CYMBELINECYMBELINE

I recently composed the original score for Cymbeline, directed by Melly Still, playing now at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon until 15th October and at The Barbican Theatre 31st October – 22nd December, and in cinemas from 28th September.

‘Dave Price’s music – combinations of voices, strings, wind, percussion and keyboards – is magnificent.
It gives shape and depth and atmosphere and helps to make whole what we see before us.’

Clare Brennan – The Observer

Some of my music from the production is available on CD from the RSC shop and as download from iTunes.

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Gecko‘s most recent work The Time of Your Life is now available to watch in full on YouTube.

The piece features my original score and was created specially for LIVE FROM TELEVISION CENTRE, a live broadcast that aired on BBC Four on Sunday 15th November, showcasing five independent theatre companies and makers based in the UK.

The performances were all filmed in the iconic Television Centre complex (the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013) and was the BBC’s first live broadcast there since 2013.

INSTITUTE


Gecko’s
brilliant new production INSTITUTE is touring throughout 2016.

Dates include The Place London, March 2nd – 12th; Sibiu International Theatre Festival Romania, 10th June; Batumi Georgia 12th – 14th August;

HOME Manchester 19th – 22nd October, Nuffield Southampton 2nd – 5th November, Liverpool Everyman Playhouse 16th – 19th November.

Here’s the new official trailer featuring music from the show.

THE CRUCIBLE

I wrote the original score and sound design for Tom Morris’s production of Arthur Miller’s classic.

Playing at Bristol Old Vic until 7th November 2015.

 

**** “Exemplary”

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

THE FUNFAIRTHE FUNFAIR

Simon Stephens’ new version of Kasimir and Karoline by Ödön von Horváth is playing at HOME until 13th June.

Directed by Walter Meierjohann, this is the inaugural theatre production of Manchester’s new multi-arts centre HOME.

Arrangements, score and musical direction.

 

“The era is both now and then. The timeless quality is cleverly evoked through Dave Price’s score and arrangement of 1950s hits. They add a wistful quality to this story of misplaced desires in a broken city and a broken country.”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

 

***** The Times

“This is not just an arresting production, it’s a powerful statement of intent that launches this venue in passionate, swaggering and provocative style.”