I use words and music to explore unusual, mysterious and lyrical stories.
My most recent show, Battersea Bardot, is a one-woman musical, focussing on the complex and fantastic life of 1960s London film star Carol White. It launched the 2023 Premieres season at New Wimbledon Theatre, following a workshop at the BFI Southbank in London, November 2019, as part of the BFI Musicals! season - the first piece of live musical theatre to be produced at the British Film Institute.
Other musical theatre includes the cyclical two-hander Why Are Clowns? (Arcola Theatre's Grimeborn Festival), the atmospheric folklore-inspired The Man Who Was Asleep (The Space & The Rosemary Branch Theatre), Children Who Sing Themselves to Sleep Eventually Go Mad (The Space), Portrait of an Unknown Woman (Old Fire Station Theatre & Edinburgh Fringe) and a ten-minute musical about Electronic Voice Phenomenon called Voices of Unknown Origin, performed at Battersea Arts Centre. In addition, my play Drowning has been performed at both the Courtyard Theatre and the Riverside Studios.
I have released several albums as ShepherdBoy, The Assorted Family Circle and Victorian Gents. My new album, London Peculiar, explores unusual London history and stories, and was recorded primarily using an Optigan - a vintage keyboard instrument that utilises pre-recorded sounds encoded on celluloid discs. It is due for release in 2022.
I have composed incidental music for short films, trailers and many theatre productions including The Cave (Blue Elephant Theatre), Elsie and the Dragon (Kingston Rose Theatre), Blood Wedding (Lion & Unicorn Theatre), The Crucible (Landor Theatre) and The Usual Suspects (Hackney Empire & national tour).
I studied English at the University of East Anglia and composition at the London College of Music. I also combine my creative practice with a parallel career in community engagement within museums and heritage locations.
I love collaboration and believe the best theatre is made on the stage, not written on the page. If you are a theatre director or producer, actor, singer, designer, musician, or anyone else, please say hello! I can be contacted at email@example.com or you can follow me on twitter - @ewencadenmoore
On the individual pages of this site you can listen to songs and music from my various projects. However, here is a brief introduction, a selection drawn from many different theatre projects, musicals and recordings.