Adrian Sutton is a Tony-nominated and Olivier-winning composer. His genre-crossing scores have featured in a number of multiple award-winning productions.


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Adrian is one of the UK's most widely-acclaimed theatre composers, having written and produced the scores for War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Coram Boy, Angels in America and many others.

Adrian's work on War Horse has received international acclaim in multiple productions worldwide including the USA, Canada, Australia, Berlin, Paris, the Netherlands and China. Adrian received an Olivier Award in 2013 for his work on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

He received a Tony nomination for his score for Angels in America in 2018

His most recently-completed projects are the scores for Dr. Semmelweis (Bristol Old Vic, dir. Tom Morris) and Murder on the Orient Express (Chichester Festival Theatre, dir. Jonathan Church)

Orchestral & choral works

Also active as an orchestral composer and player, Adrian's works include War Horse: The Story in Concert, which had its premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016 and featured Michael Morpurgo and Joanna Lumley reading the book on-stage, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and singers.

A Fist Full Of Fives (2016) was performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on Radio 3.

War Horse Suite, a 25-minute symphonic orchestral work derived from the score for the show premiered in 2010 by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, that along with a new BBC Proms commission Some See Us, featured as the centrepiece of a *War Horse Prom* in the 2014 Proms season.

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Chamber works

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Adrian's chamber music has been performed regularly by various groups including the concert violinist Fenella Humphreys, the 6-piano group Piano Circus, Blaze Ensemble, Ensemble Perpetuo and others.