Colin Billing

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colin billingColin is based in London working as a freelance Musical Director, pianist, arranger & vocal coach.

In the theatre his Musical Director credits include Lend Me A Tenor (Gielgud Theatre, London & Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Chasing Fate (Birmingham Hippodrome), Godspell (UK Tour), Lift Off! (opening show at Leicester’s CURVE), The Wizard Of Oz (Leicester Haymarket), Three Men In A Boat (UK tour), The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Leicester Haymarket), Brenda Bly – Teen Detective (Bridewell Theatre, London), Beyond Phantom (UK tour), R.S.V.P.  A.S.A.P., No-One In The World & Is There Life After Highschool? (Cochrane Theatre, London), A Slice Of Saturday Night (UK tour), Kaye’s The Word (the Plush Room, San Francisco & UK tour), West Side Story (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama), Into The Woods (Urdang Academy), the world premiere of Hope (Cochrane Theatre & Westminster Theatre, London), The Beggars Opera (Cochrane Theatre, London), You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow and Nearly All Sondheim Volume One (Greenwich Playhouse), Just So & Jane Eyre (Regent, Christchurch), Chess, Oklahoma!, The Sound Of Music (Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth), West End Gold (Winter Gardens, Bournemouth & tour).

Colin has conducted & arranged music for several recordings, concerts & events nationwide, including the “last night” concert at Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre, and the opening production at the new venue – CURVE.  He was musical director for the Russian soprano Marina Laslo and her Russian Romances show at the Barbican.  For the last four years Colin has been musical director and arranger for Christmas with the Salvation Army at the Royal Albert Hall.

Colin also works extensively developing new musicals and has worked as arranger/orchestrator and musical director on a number of projects including prolifically with British composer Charles Miller.  He is also the co-founder of the Big Little Theatre School, a thriving theatre school and youth theatre based in Bournemouth.