I use words and music to explore unusual, mysterious and lyrical stories. The largest part of my work is the creation of musical theatre, and my approach has often been described as 'musicals for people who think they don't like musicals.'
My most recent show, Battersea Bardot, focuses on the complicated and fantastic life of doomed 1960s London film star Carol White. It had its first performance 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 recorded and released albums under a variety of aliases, including The Assorted Family Circle, Victorian Gents and ShepherdBoy. My new album, London Peculiar, explores some of the more unusual history and lore of this great city and was recorded primarily using an Optigan - a vintage keyboard instrument that utilises pre-recorded sounds encoded on celluloid discs. It is likely to be completed by the end of 2021.
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 indeed not quite sure what you are, please say hello! I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.