Jason Smith

Composer/Music Director

My approach to the music in Twelfth Night was informed largely by the fact that a piano is onstage throughout.
There is no ‘soundtrack’ as such – we have purposefully limited ourselves to whatever music can be played onstage
as part of the dramatic landscape. In rewriting the songs, I set the traditional lyrics to my own melodies. Rather
than adopting an existing musical style for them, Oliver (Feste) and I have focused on finding our own ‘voices’.
As a composer, my job is often finished by opening night. With Twelfth Night I am looking forward to exploring the
performance possibilities throughout the season.