‘A show about birth. In all its bloody glory.’

Client: Third Angel Theatre Company

For more information on the content and intentions of the show, please visit the Official Site here.

Lyrics for Hello Triage and Intervention were co-written (with much glee) by myself and Laura Lindsay. Here you can hear my temporary vocals* which the cast admirably used as a memory aid between rehearsals.

The ‘original sketches’ are the earliest pieces I wrote during the rehearsal process as raw materials to scavenge for motifs and ambiences. Partus Theme’ made it in to the final show recognisably as pretty much whole piece. ‘Midwives’ was stripped for parts (!) and worked quite effectively in various ambient forms for all the Midwife verbatim montages.

*I’m not a trained singer. There’s a lot of melodyne on this to tune it – you have been warned…

Further reading in the blog:

Birthing Partus: Writing Music for Devised Theatre

Partus played at Sheffield Crucible in 2015, and toured the UK in 2016-17 at the following venues:

Arc, Stockton; PREMA, Uley; South Street, Reading; Colchester Arts Centre; The CIVIC, Barnsley; Gloucester Guildhall; Cornerstone, Didcot; Square Chapel, Halifax; Lincoln Performing Arts Centre; Warwick Arts Centre; Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield.