Joseph Atkins

 

Joseph Atkins is a musical director, composer and arranger. Joseph’s recent credits include the Olivier-nominated Josephine and I (Bush Theatre, London and Public Theater, New York), Not Such Quiet Girls (Opera North and Leeds Playhouse co-production) All I Want is One Night (Manchester Royal Exchange, Wilton’s Music Hall, and 59E59 Theaters New York), Pat Kirkwood is Angry and The Girl I Left Behind Me (59E59 Theaters), Liza Pulman Sings Streisand (The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avene and UK tour) and Berlin Kabaret (Old Fire Station, Oxford and Brighton Fringe). He is composer of song cycles, Carnation for a Song and Sing Before You Speak Again (Young Vic, London) and is co-developing a new musical for the National Theatre Studio. He is a visiting music practitioner for the Globe Theatre’s Higher Education faculty. Joseph trained at New College, Oxford and the Royal Academy of Music.

Bertolt Brecht: The Poet Now
David Constantine and Tom Kuhn have, for the first time, translated and edited the complete poems of Bertolt Brecht, the greatest German playwright of the 20th century, whose works include The Threepenny Opera, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and Mother Courage. In this stunning live performance, David and Tom are joined by actor Janet Suzman, singer Sarah Gabriel and pianist Joseph Atkins, as they breathe life into the work of an artist whose unquenchable ‘love of l...