Jason Carr - Biography


March 2018

An Ideal Husband

Jason is delighted to announce he is to compose incidental music for Classic Spring’s production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre.

This production happily reunites Jason with many old colleagues. Susan Hampshire and Jason appeared in Noel & Gertie at the Duke of York’s in 1991; Rebecca Charles appeared in Cyrano de Bergerac with Robert Lindsay in 1992, Jason’s first West End credit for incidental music; and Tim Wallers was at Guildhall with Jason 30 years ago! The creative team is made up of old colleagues too: director Jonathan Church (Stevie at Chichester and Hampstead), designer Simon Higlett (two incarnations of Jason’s A Christmas Carol and The Snow Queen), lighting designer Howard Harrison (The Water Babies), and sound designer Matt McKenzie (many plays and musicals as well as Jason’s new musical Lockhart at Mountview in 2016). This show was also meant to be a reunion with choreographer Scott Ambler (Chariots of Fire), prevented by the appallingly sad news of Scott’s untimely death.

Berstein Revealed

There are three more chances to see Bernstein Revealed confirmed!

Edward Seckerson conducted one of the last major interviews with Leonard Bernstein less than a year before his death in 1990 and it is that memorable encounter that is at the heart of this intimate musical evening. To mark Bernstein’s centenary, Seckerson, musical director Jason Carr and West End star Sophie-Louise Dann celebrate the musical superman who bestrode the Broadway stage as whole-heartedly and adeptly as he did the world’s great concert halls. Through a cocktail of stories and songs—including from West Side Story, Candide and On The Town—the show explores the life and music of this extraordinary composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, father and activist.

Newbury Spring Festival
Combe Manor Barn
Sunday May 13th 7.30pm

Tewkesbury Festival
Rose Theatre
Sunday July 8th 3pm

Minerva Theatre
Chichester Sunday July 29th

The Velveteen Rabbit

Jason is delighted that Purni Morrell’s production of The Velveteen Rabbit will be at Seattle Children’s Theatre in November and December 2018 - with the composer at the piano! Watch out for details at https://www.sct.org/

White Christmas

Finally, Jason’s re-orchestration of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will be heard again at Leicester Curve this winter.