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Welcome to the website of composer, songwriter & musical director Francis Goodhand.

 

Number 1 in the UK Easy Listening Album Chart

Lights, December 2020

 

“Mr Goodhand leads the cast and band with energy, clarity, and aplomb.  Under his leadership, all the subtleties of the score are fully realized, and the audience is able to enjoy an effortless ride.”
Ron Melrose, Music Supervisor, Jersey Boys

 

"All credit too to Francis Goodhand’s musical direction. Familiar though the music is, it feels as though we’re hearing it for the very first time."

The Stage, Cats, Kilworth House Theatre

 

"All credit to the arranger Francis Goodhand… for drawing such a hearty noise from a skeletal band that, I am told, is actually located three floors upstairs in the wardrobe department."

The Times, Top Hat, The Mill at Sonning

 

photographs by Chris Mann 2019

 

Cinderella, Liverpool Empire 2008-09
The Hurly Burly Show, Duchess Theatre, West End 2012
Mrs Henderson Presents, Toronto 2017
Jersey Boys, UK & Ireland tour 2017-19
Cats, Kilworth House Theatre 2019
Singin' In The Rain, The Mill at Sonning 2019-20
Lights - album released December 2020
Holes, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds 2021
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Tell Me On A Sunday, UK & Ireland tour 2016