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Stephen Warbeck

Composer
Stephen Warbeck, photo Luc Monsaert

Born in Southampton in 1953, Stephen Warbeck began studying piano and composing at the age of four. His parents were keen amateur musicians who encouraged Stephen to pursue his musical talents. By his mid-teens, Stephen developed an affinity for rock 'n' roll as well as for theatre. He studied Drama and French at Bristol University, and began his career at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, as a musician and actor.

After eight years of working as a composer and performer for the stage, Stephen began writing music for film and television. Since the early 1980’s, Stephen has built up a considerable filmography.  As well as writing music for more than forty television projects, (for which he has received five BAFTA nominations, including one for the highly successful series Prime Suspect), he has scored many feature films including The Other Man (2008), Proof (2004), Two Brothers (2004), Mrs. Brown (1997), Mystery Men (1999), Quills (2000), Billy Elliot (2000), Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001), Birthday Girl (2002), and Shakespeare In Love (1998), for which he won an Academy Award.

Some of Stephen’s notable stage productions include the National Theatre's An Inspector Calls, John Madden's production of Proof , Sam Mendes' production of To The Green Fields Beyond, both at the Donmar, and The White Devil for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has written for several shows at the Almeida, including The Triumph Of Love, Parlour Song and When The Rain Stops Falling. Stephen most recently collaborated with Ian Rickson on Jerusalem at the Royal Court.  

In addition to composing for film and television, Stephen has written music for numerous radio plays, and is a founder member of the anarchic pub band The hKippers, for whom he composes and performs. He has his own ensemble and another small band called The Metropolitan Water Board.  Stephen has written several concert pieces, Peter Pan is his first ballet score.

Photo Luc Monserat

Touring to

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Previously toured to...

Leeds, Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700
Macau Cultural Centre
(853) 2870 0699
Hong Kong Grand Theatre
+852 2734 2009
Norwich, Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Nottingham, Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Leeds, Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700
Bradford, Alhambra Theatre
01274 432 000
Thailand Cultural Centre
(66 2) 247-0028
London, Sadler's Wells
0844 412 4300
Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000
Leeds, Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700

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