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Darren Clark

 
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Darren is a New Zealand born composer and lyricist working in the theatre in the UK. Since beginning his professional career in 2012, he has been commissioned to write music and lyrics for several national touring shows and his work has been heard in productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, in ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Darren is a New Zealand born composer and lyricist working in the theatre in the UK. Since beginning his professional career in 2012, he has been commissioned to write music and lyrics for several national touring shows and his work has been heard in productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, in ... (read complete bio)

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[West End, 0] [Replacement]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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Productions

[West End, 0] [Replacement]
Music[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Sound Designer

[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Sound Designer

Darren Clark Biography

Darren is a New Zealand born composer and lyricist working in the theatre in the UK. Since beginning his professional career in 2012, he has been commissioned to write music and lyrics for several national touring shows and his work has been heard in productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, in London's West End, Off West End, Off-Broadway and the Royal National Theatre amongst many others.

Following his days as an Otago University student in NZ performing in countless musicals and plays, Darren left NZ for the UK to pursue a career as a songwriter in London town. Following several years on the singer/songwriter circuit and with his band Columbus Giant, Darren began to write music & lyrics for the theatre.

He is the inaugural recipient of the Music Theatre International Stiles & Drewe Mentorship Award and his songs have appeared as finalist in the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Competition on three separate occasions, winning runner-up in 2015. He has been a finalist in the Iris Theatre XMas Factor Awards for the past three years, winning the Iris Theatre Panel Award in 2014, The Audience Runner Up Prize in 2015 and The Audience Award in 2016. His musicals have been licensed in the USA and Australia, his work was selected for the national BEAM Showcase in London. His most recent musical The Wicker Husband has been selected to be presented at the most prestigious musical theatre festival in the world, NAMT in New York. His work is regularly performed by West End, Broadway and Olivier Award winners and nominees in London's cabaret circuit.

Darren is a member of the BML Advanced Songwriting Workshop, a weekly development workshop. He is also a member of the MMD Advanced Composer & Lyricist Lab where he continues to learn his craft.

As a teacher and workshop leader Darren has taught at some of the world's leading drama schools including The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.

He is a founding member of Paper Balloon Theatre Company, dedicated to making original theatre for, with and by young audiences. Paper Balloon have now created several shows including Night Light at the Camden Fringe, a UK tour of The Grumpiest Boy in the World by Finegan Kruckemeyer, the utterly bonkers Christmas show Once Upon a Snowflake with the Moscow Puppet Theatre and most recently the original shanty story The Boy and the Mermaid.

Darren is passionate about being part of an ethnically and culturally diverse theatrical future and aims to reflect this in the making of all his theatrical projects.




Darren Clark News

Finalists Announced for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2022 C Photo Finalists Announced for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2022 Competition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The 12 finalists have been revealed for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition - affectionately known as SSSSPOTY. The gala final of this year’s competition - the first since the passing of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim - will be held, fittingly, in the Sondheim Theatre, on 30 May, 2022.

The Gramophones Announce AIDY THE AWESOME Spring Tour 2022 Photo The Gramophones Announce AIDY THE AWESOME Spring Tour 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022

Aidy is a normal 8-year-old girl... or so she thinks! One day she discovers a family secret that changes everything. Aidy and her granny embark on an adventure that turns their world upside down.

BWW Review: THE WICKER HUSBAND, The Watermill Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WICKER HUSBAND, The Watermill Theatre
by Jo Caruana - Mar 16, 2022

The Wicker Husband is a folk musical written by Rhys Jennings, with music by Darren Clark. Half world-premiere, half returning reboot, its original March 2020 run was cut short when theatres shut for the pandemic. Now it’s back in all its heartening glory and, from start to finish, it delivers in droves.

ICON, An All-New K-pop Musical, is Aiming For the West End Photo ICON, An All-New K-pop Musical, is Aiming For the West End
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

This electrifying new concert-style musical has original songs from chart-topping K-pop team THE HUB, led by Brian You and platinum-selling songwriter Charlotte Wilson. With an English-language book by Kyo Choi, writing song lyrics in English and using Korean elements including the choruses of several songs, ICON is sure to have audiences on their feet and singing along.

Full Casting Announced for THE WICKER HUSBAND Photo Full Casting Announced for THE WICKER HUSBAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2022

Full casting has been announced for the return of critically acclaimed musical THE WICKER HUSBAND.

Cast and Creative Team Announced For IF NOT NOW at Rochester Castle Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced For IF NOT NOW at Rochester Castle
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022

Leading Medway-based theatre company Icon Theatre, who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, have announced the cast and creative team for their forthcoming dance and light production If Not Now, which will see breathtaking visuals by NOVAK projected on to Rochester Castle and a company of 175 perform as part of Medway Light Nights. 

SPIKE Will Open The 2022 Spring Season At The Watermill Theatre Photo SPIKE Will Open The 2022 Spring Season At The Watermill Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2021

Details have been announced for the spring season, running from January to May 2022, as well as the appointment of two new Playwrights in Residence.

The Gramophones Theatre Company to Present TARZANNA Photo The Gramophones Theatre Company to Present TARZANNA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021

The show delights young audiences as they are taken on a journey into a magical world through playful aerial storytelling, original music, moments of interactive fun, puppetry and acrobatic brilliance.

Casting Announced For World Premiere of New British Musical ORDINARY PEOPLE Photo Casting Announced For World Premiere of New British Musical ORDINARY PEOPLE
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2021

The musical, being written by multi-award winning UK Composer & Lyricist Darren Clark (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Wicker Husband premieres at Maidstone's Hazlitt Theatre for two performances on the 30th and 31st July.

New UK Musicals and Parkwood Theatres Present the WOrld Premiere of ORDINARY PEOPLE Photo New UK Musicals and Parkwood Theatres Present the WOrld Premiere of ORDINARY PEOPLE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 7, 2021

New UK Musicals and Parkwood Theatres have announced the world premiere of new British musical ORDINARY PEOPLE.

Darren Clark Videos

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show!

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show!

VIDEO: MORNING DRIVE Chats Upcoming HSBC Championship on Golf Channel
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 16, 2013

This weekend's 2013 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship will feature Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Golf Channel will begin live coverage of the event tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET. Replays of the championship will air Thursday through the weekend. Below, check out clips that feature discussions about Tiger and Rory's debut and the Championship from Morning Drive, Golf Talk Central and an Abu Dhabi Press Conference.