Originally from Ipswich, Suffolk, Francis studied music at The University of Liverpool.

musical director

Cats (Kilworth House Theatre); Jersey Boys (UK & Ireland tour); Mrs Henderson Presents (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto), Tell Me On A Sunday starring Jodie Prenger (national tour) The Hurly Burly Show (Duchess Theatre, West End); An Evening With David Hasselhoff (indigO2); Judy & Liza (national tour); George’s Marvellous Medicine (Birmingham Stage Company, national tour) and Women On The Verge Of HRT (national tour).

composing commissions

Ten Minute Musical Challenge and Thirty Minute Musical (Greenwich Theatre); Coat Tales (Elixr Festival, Sadler’s Wells); Celtic Journey (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury and Churchill Theatre, Bromley); Harrison & The Big Church and The Lighthouse (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); The Soul Bird (Rose Theatre, Kingston Music Service) and Robinsons Panto Karaoke.

incidental music & songs

Bleak Expectations and Coral (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); A Daughter Of The Aurora (Proteus  & Bodyjam Theatre Companies); George’s Marvellous Medicine (Birmingham Stage); Hansel & GretelThe Tempest and Restoring The Repertoire (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Showstopper (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds and Jermyn Street Theatre); The Importance Of Being Earnest and Centenary Gala (Harrogate Theatre); Mouse & Mole (Tiebreak); The Sorcerer’s ApprenticeStarlight - The Dreamcatchers and The Borrowers (Snap); and The Wonkey Donkey (Blunderbus).

transcriber/arranger

The Hurly Burly Show (Duchess Theatre, West End); So This Is Christmas (Flying Music); Little Belter (Madame Jojo’s and national tour); Viva La Drag - The Supreme Fabulettes (national tour); Orchid (Pleasure Garden, Miami); Chandelier (Celebrity Cruises); The Fly Boys and The Kat Pack.

pantomimes

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Sheffield Lyceum) for Evolution; Peter PanBeauty & The BeastCinderella and Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen) for Qdos; Peter Pan (Bristol Hippodrome and New Wimbledon Theatre), Cinderella (Liverpool Empire, the city’s capital of culture pantomime starring Cilla Black, and New Victora, Woking) and Aladdin (Theatre Royal, Brighton) all for First Family Entertainment; Robinson CrusoeBeauty & The BeastRobin Hood and Cinderella (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin (Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple) for Hiss & Boo; Jack & The Beanstalk (Harrogate Theatre).

television

Musical supervisor for David Hasselhoff on Piers Morgan Life Stories and This Morning (itv1).

 

practitioner

Composer in Residence, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds; visiting musical director for National Youth Music Theatre, Youth Music Theatre UK, Arts Educational School, Guildford School of Acting, Italia Conti, Laine Theatre Arts, London School of Musical Theatre, Mountview, Musical Theatre Masterclass and The Urdang.

Francis is represented by Bronia Buchanan