Forthcoming Productions


'The Wedding Singer'

Bournville MTC

3rd-7th November 2020

The Crescent Theatre

Sheepcote St, Birmingham

B16 8AE

7:30pm (Sat matinee 2:30pm)

'SHREK The Musical'

Birmingham Youth Theatre

19th & 20th December 2020

The Crescent Theatre

Sheepcote St, Birmingham

B16 8AE

2:30pm & 7:30pm

'LADS Famous Panto!'

Ledbury ADS

21st-24th & 27th-30th January 2021 

Market Theatre, Market St,

Ledbury HR8 2AQ

7:30pm (Sat/Sun at 2:30pm)

'The Who's TOMMY'

Third From The Right Productions

18th-20th February 2021 

Cornbow Hall

10 Hagley St, Halesowen,

B63 3AF


'Something's Afoot'

Jigsaw Players

26th-28th March 2021 

Tudor Grange Academy

Woodrow Drive, Redditch

B98 7UH

7:30pm (Sun matinee 4pm)

'Hello Dolly'

Bournville MTC

8th-12th June 2021

The Crescent Theatre

Sheepcote St, Birmingham

B16 8AE

7:30pm (Sat matinee 2:30pm)

Theatre Links

Bournville MTC


Birmingham Youth Theatre




Crescent Theatre




Chris Corcoran - Musician


Over many years, Chris has gathered a vast amount of experience in various fields of music.


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Musical Theatre


"Credit too has to go to the musical director Chris Corcoran on the piano who showed he is not only a fine musician but an accomplished accompanist – not always the same thing" - The Last Five Years, Blue Orange Theatre, March 2012  (5-star review - 'Behind The Arras' Roger Clarke)


"BMTC hosted a truly memorable production, featuring sublime direction by Terry Wheddon, terrific choreography by Sadie Turner and in my opinion, the strongest contribution from the creative team was from veteran musical director, Chris Corcoran, leading a strong orchestra who added a magical element of suspense to the show." - 'Jekyll & Hyde, Crescent Theatre, April 2016 (4-star review - UndercoverTheatre ) - Winner - NODA - Best Show In Region 2017


Musical director for over a hundred productions (see the Biography page for a full list), both amateur and professional, from operettas, to the classics of Rodgers & Hammerstein, through to rock/pop shows and new modern musical theatre.


Currently regular Musical Director for Bournville MTC, Night Project Theatre, Jigsaw Players, Script Youth and Birmingham Youth Theatre.


Winner of the Roy Marshall Cup for Best Musical Direction in the BFAME Awards for 2012 - for Bournville MTC's 'Sweet Charity'.


Winner of  'Best Musical Director' in the 'Love Midlands Theatre' Awards 2018 - for Bournville MTC's 'Legally Blonde'.


Keyboard player and clarinettist in the pit orchestra for many many stage productions.



Pianist, Accompanist


Versatile pianist and accompanist with a command of all styles from classical, through jazz and shows to pop and rock. Able to assimilate a score very quickly, with excellent sight-reading skills. Also can advise on interpretation with singers, instrumentalists and chamber groups.


Choir Direction


As part of his work with theatre groups, Chris has also worked with choirs and singing groups, either for a particular performance, or on a regular basis. He has worked as choir director for Bournville Village Trust, and is currently leading the 'Morning Chorus' group at the Garrick Theatre in Lichfield.




Solo jazz piano for any functions.


Has a regular jazz trio, which can be augmented by vocalists, brass and sax, for any occasion.

Musical director and arranger for 'Svengali' - an 18 piece big-band tribute to the work of Gil Evans. Guest artists have included Guy Barker and Andy Sheppard.


Previous bands have included Bob Jackson's African influenced 'Kibosh', the modern jazz quintet 'Detour Ahead' and the experimental 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'.


Favourite jazz pianists include the late Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, and many more. He studied with Gordon Beck and John Taylor on an extended Jazz residential course.




For many years pianist and arranger for 'Como-No', one of the U.K's first salsa ensembles. Played on-stage with Roberto Pla, Arturo Sandoval, Orlando 'Maraca' Valle, and the late Miguel 'Anga' Diaz. The band enjoyed an extensive stay in South Africa as part of the 1996 Grahamstown Festival, also having workshops with the famous Cuban band 'Irakere', Chris having the chance to work with the incredible Chucho Valdez. 




Capable of arranging for most combinations of instruments taking into account the player's abilities and strengths. Range of work is very wide, including full orchestras, pit bands, big-bands, smaller jazz ensembles, through to vocal 'close harmony' and full chorus/ choral pieces. Recently he transcribed and arranged a Bollywood film theme for a small 'Bollywood' orchestra for a society wedding. Variety of genres include classical adaptations, Broadway musical numbers, pop vocals and jazz ensembles.




Mostly jazz compositions for various ensembles, including an extended suite for Guy Barker and the Svengali big band, premiered at the Ronnie Scotts Club in Birmingham. Also some classical style chamber music pieces for specific occasions and players, including a premiere of 'Festival Concerto' for the wind ensemble 'Sweet Harmony' at Reading Festival.


Technical Music Services


Able to transcribe music from recordings to standard notation efficiently and accurately, working with many 'tribute' bands in the process! This is useful for composers not skilled in music notation, and Chris is able to liaise with them expertly and sensitively. 
Most recent work has been with Euan Rose and Nigel Wright's latest musical '3 SUMMERS', which enjoyed a production at the New Library of Birmingham in 2014. He is currently working on a new venture with them, and has collaborated with other teams of writers in bringing their music to the page.


Chris is in demand for customised backing tracks which he can produce from scratch for particular purposes - e.g. a unique dance requirement for a concert or a theatrical production without space for a band. In this capacity he has worked on productions at The Core - Solihull, Sutton Arts Theatre, Highbury Little Theatre and many others.


An expert user of SIBELIUS software to produce vocal scores, instrumental parts and also audio rehearsal tracks in mp3 format. Transpositions, extending compositions in a given style, free composition and arranging.


 Chris is a member of the Music Writers Section of the Musicians' Union, a visiting Lecturer in Musical Theatre at Dudley College, music specialist at CHB Performing Arts and a visiting 'minstrel' at the famous 'Coombe Abbey Medieval Banquets'.