Tim Sutton

Music Director

Tim Sutton is a music director and composer for theatre and choir. Recent scores include As You Like It, Titus Andronicus and The Two Noble Kinsmen for the RSC; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the National Theatre; The Omission of the Family Coleman for the Ustinov Theatre; and Alexei Sayle’s Imaginary Sandwich Bar series 1 and 2 for BBC Radio 4. He collaborated with poet Ian McMillan on the community opera Cycle Song, which won the Royal Philharmonic Society Learning and Participation Award 2012. He received the Stiles and Drewe Best Song Award in 2013. Unplugged: Winning the Clay was nominated for an RPS Award in 2011, and his carol ‘The Seven Joys’ was nominated for a British Composer Award in 2011. Music direction includes Dusty the Musical at Bath Theatre Royal; The Frogs at Jermyn Street; Just a Minute Does Panto for BBC Radio 4; Memphis at the Shaftesbury; and The Amen Corner at the National Theatre. Other theatre scores include Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at the Young Vic; The Secret Garden at West Yorkshire Playhouse; Dreamfighter at Lichfield Festival; The Bacchae for National Theatre of Scotland; As You Like It at Wyndham’s; and As You Desire Me at the Playhouse. Sutton hosts a podcast, Voice of the Musical, in which he interviews the writers of the most successful musicals of our time. He is currently writing Victory, a new musical, with playwright Juliet Gilkes-Romero, and Dance Hall. He is an Associate Member of the Inner Magic Circle.