Barney Ashworth

Musical Director, Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator

Barney Ashworth

Barney is a Musical Director, Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator.

Classically trained at The Purcell School of Music, Trinity College of Music and a Masters Degree in Creative Practice (Musical Direction) from The Arts Educational Schools in London on which he was awarded a Scholarship; Barney is equally at home in an eclectic mix of musical genres.

He has worked in Musical Theatre on productions such as Mrs Henderson Presents, Sunny Afternoon, Grease, CATS, Blood Brothers, Never Forget and SHOUT.

Also on TV and Radio for various channels domestically and internationally including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and FIVE.

Musical Director/Associate – Sunny Afternoon (UK Tour), Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward), Oh What A Lovely War (UK Tour), Name That Tune (ITV), Spiral (China), Grease (UK Tour), Cinderella (Drury Lane), Cinderella (Hexagon, Reading), Rooms - A Rock Musical (The Finborough), If It Even Runs a Minute (Hippodrome), Curtains (Mountview), Sweet Charity (AMTA), FAME! (Ireland/MT4Y), West Side Story (Ireland/MT4Y), Our House (Ireland/MT4Y), The Office - The Opera, Cinderella (Stevenage), Dick Whittington (Cambridge), Jack and the Beanstalk (Northampton), Holland America Line, P&O Cruise Ships.

Workshops include The Infidel, Devil’s Advocate The Musical and In Touch.

Musical Supervisor - Movies and Musicals (Apollo Victoria)

Assistant Musical Director – How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Royal Festival Hall), SHOUT! (The Arts), This is Elvis! (Bill Kenwright UK Tour), Curtains (Arts Educational).

Instrumental Chairs – CATS (UK Tour), Never Forget (Savoy), Blood Brothers (Phoenix and UK Tour), Hi-De-Hi! (UK Tour).

Audition Pianist for Pippa Ailion, David Grindrod, Debbie O'Brien, Anne Vosser, The National Theatre.

Educational establishments Barney has worked with include The Arts Educational School London, Guildford School of Acting, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, RADA, Associated Studios, Trinity College of Music & Millenium Performing Arts.


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