John Gibson has been composing original music for New Zealand theatre, film, dance and television since 1980. During that time, he has composed over 100 scores and sound designs for theatre. In 2008 he received a Qantas Film and Television award for his score for Vincent Ward’s film Rain of the Children. In 2013 he composed an eight speaker sound design for 360: A Theatre of Recollections and has performed in Edinburgh in a comedy he wrote and directed called Gordon Six Pence He Is Music. Previous works for Auckland Theatre Company include To Kill a Mockingbird, The Ladykillers, Lysistrata, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Fallen Angels, Awatea. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, In The Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play), On The Upside Down of The World, Poor Boy, and the arrangements and musical direction of Sweet Charity and Chicago. “We have been blessed with a brilliant vocal coach in Jason Te Mete as part of the cast, another excellent musical director in Andy Manning and also another repetiteur in Christina a chaperone for the kids. Thank you all for your help. I would also like to thank my inspiring and sensational band.”
The Life of Galileo. The Master Builder. The Cherry Orchard. Nell Gwynn. Last Legs. Billy Elliot the Musical. Lysistrata. The Lady Killers. A Dolls House. Fallen Angels. The Good Soul of Szechuan. Chicago. Awatea. In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). A Midsummer Night's Dream. On The Upside Down Of The World. Poor Boy. Calendar Girls. Horseplay. The Pohutukawa Tree. The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep. Oliver!. Where We Once Belonged. Who Needs Sleep Anyway?. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Crucible. The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead. Sweet Charity. The Duchess of Malfi. Equus. Disgrace. Travels With My Aunt. Lovelock's Dream Run.