Music & Original Concept
Michael is a Musician, Composer and Musical Director with over 13 years experience in theatre and the music industry. A classically trained pianist, Michael is also an accomplished guitar and bass player, kit drummer and vocalist. Having gained a BA (Hons) in Popular Music Studies at Bretton Hall Arts College many years ago, he is currently finishing a Masters in Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths College.
A skilled composer and arranger, Michael has been commissioned to compose for several high profile projects, including the opening ceremony of the 2009 GB Special Olympics, the national Teaching Awards ceremony and the BBC, as well as tracks for various web advertisements and video productions. More recently, Michael’s 15 minute musical Cycles was performed at the Jermyn Street theatre, and he worked as composing facilitator for a new devised theatrical work as part of the inaugural Geraldine Connor Foundation Summer School. Michael continues to develop Dave, The Less-than-Average Fairy with Claire, as well as an upcoming musical adaptation of Tall, Thin & Blonde by Dyan Sheldon. You can listen and find out more about Michael’s projects at www.michael-lovelock.com
As a Musical Director, credits include Carnival Messiah (Royal Albert Hall, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Queens Hall Trinidad, Harewood House), Annie (Redditch Palace Theatre), Bugsy Malone (Redditch Palace Theatre) The West End Experience (Somerset House), Goodnight Mr Tom and Animal Farm (Redditch Palace Theatre), The Magic of Eurovision (Holland Tour), A Waiting Room For Journeying Souls (Peepul Centre, Leicester) and Fire in Ice (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Michael has also played and programmed for a number of other shows, including Little Shop of Horrors and The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.
Musical Director credits for Pantomime include Sleeping Beauty (Jordan Productions), and Snow White, Mother Goose Jack & The Beanstalk, Beauty & The Beast and Peter Pan (Paul Holman Associates).
Beyond the walls of the theatre, Michael can regularly be found gigging and recording for a number of bands, acts and agencies across the UK.
Aside from performing, Michael is the director of Artsphere Ltd, encompassing Artsphere Creative Arts Network, the UK online creative arts social network and Arts Hosting, providing professional website development and hosting for the Creative Arts industry. Through Artsphere Michael works to promote the arts and particularly new work across the UK.
Book & Lyrics
Claire studied Creative Writing at Roehampton University before completing her MA in Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths in 2012. This summer, she took two new shows (‘Afterlife’ and ‘Letters to Myself’ – also directed by Leon Trayman) to the Guildford Fringe Festival and hopes to continue work on these following a successful sold out run.
Claire and Michael first spoke in the Goldsmiths Cafe Courtyard in 2011, when Claire asked Michael how HE planned to change the future of musical theatre and he replied “I want to write ‘Dave, the Less-than-Average Fairy.’” All at once, so did she.