Professional Credits

Composer, Sound Designer

Little Angel Theatre 2024

Running until April 20th 2024. Book tickets.

Director Samantha Lane

Please note: from late spring 2022 to 2023, Zara was on an extended break from most commissions and large production projects.
She was fully back in action in 2024. Please do get in touch with any enquiries.

TWINE

Composer, Musical Director

R&D Workshop

Selina Thompson at The Yard Theatre 2023

Director Kirsty Housley

Composer, Sound Designer

Seven-part Web Series exploring the Environment & Climate Change released weekly from April 2021.

Little Angel Theatre 2022

Director Samantha Lane

Composer, Musical Director

Almeida Theatre 2022

Directors Various

MOVING WATER

Composer, Writer, Producer

One of only eleven recipients of a funding award from the first round of the Fusion Fund 2020 (via Help Musicians).

Audio Musical Drama (WORLD PREMIERE) 2020/2021

Currently in development

Sound Designer Gareth Fry

REACH FOR THE STARS

Composer, Sound Designer

Little Angel Theatre 2020

Director Amanda Bright

FLOMO (Musical Short Film)

Composer, Writer, Editor, Producer

Shortlisted for BBC Arts & The Space Culture in Quarantine Series 2020.

Musical Short film (WORLD PREMIERE) 2020

Directors Joyce Branagh & Zara Nunn

IN THESE WALLS

Composer, Lyricist, Writer

Recipient of a funding award from Arts Council England.

Selected for BEAM 2020 (postponed until 2021)

New Musical 2020

Currently in development.

Director Martin Constantine

ZARA NUNN: BACK IN TOWN

Composer, Lyricist, Writer, Musical Director

Recipient of a funding award from Arts Council England.

Part of a joint project incorporating BEAM 2020 and IN THESE WALLS R&D (postponed)

The Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel 2020 (postponed because of the pandemic)

Director Zara Nunn

ABRSM FIVE EXAM PIECES

Composer

Afternoon Sorcery

Dodging the Cracks in the Pavement

Snow Day

Clock-watching

Journeying Home from the Hills

Tiptoe on the Ice

Pieces for Tuned & Untuned Percussion and Piano for the ABRSM Exam Syllabus, commissioned 2019, published 2020
These pieces are still in the current syllabus as of 2024.

 

Publishers  Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

SANTA ROSA SUNSET

Composer, Lyricist, Arranger

In honour of the life & work of Elissa Fisher Harris

Hear Her Song (World Premiere performance: Washington D..C., May; UK Gala Premier: Wolverhampton, June) 2019.

Director Carla Canalas

Co-commissioned by The Canalas Project and the University of Wolverhampton in partnership with the United Nations Decade of Women.

THE SEASON

Musical Director

The Other Palace/Live at Zedel 2018

Development workshop and two live showcase performances.

Director Tim Jackson/ Peter Rowe

ZARA NUNN: LIVE AT ZEDEL

Composer, Writer, Musical Director

Recipient of a second funding award from PRS For Music Foundation (via the Open Fund).

Debut concert featuring existing songs my back catalogue plus the following four especially written World Premieres:

My Sister & Me

Fine

The Deli

The Other Side

The Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel 2018

Director Laurie Sansom

GENESIS INC.

Composer, Musical Director

The Song of Us (words by Jemma Kennedy)*

The Bag Song (Part 1 & Part 2) (words by Jemma Kennedy)*

Plus all incidental music

*Sheet music for the songs published by Nick Hern Books as part of the playtext.

Hampstead Theatre 2018
Director Laurie Sansom

IN VERSIONS

Composer, Writer, Orchestrator, Musical Director, Producer

Recipient of funding awards from PRS For Music Foundation (via the Open Fund) and Arts Council England. With additional support from the Old Vic Lab.

The Umbrella Rooms (WORLD PREMIERE) 2017
Director Emily Gray

CINDERELLA

Musical Director

Nominated in the Best Musical Director/Supervisor category, Great British Panto Awards 2017.

Oxford Playhouse 2016-2017
Director Steve Marmion

JOSEPHINE

Composer, Musical Director
The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath 2016

Originally an R&D commission for a producing partners showcase by/at The Egg. Further development in 2017. Full production 2021 in co-production with Bear Trap Theatre and Wales Millenium Centre.

Directors Jesse Briton & Leona Allen

BEAM 16

Composer, Lyricist

Wishing Well Carousel

It’s All About Her

Featured in the ‘Lights Up’ Composer Platforms

Park Theatre, Finsbury Park 2016
Producers Mercury Musical Developments (MMD) & Musical Theatre Network (MTN)

YARICO

Musical Director, Orchestrator
London Theatre Workshop (WORLD PREMIERE) 2015
Director Emily Gray

RESULTS DAY (Short Film)

Composer
Rose Youth Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston 2015
Director Ciaran McConville

THE BEGGARS’ OPERA

Musical Director, Orchestrator

For 11 Actor-Musicans with 28 instruments

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts 2014
Director Marina Calderone

THE MUDDY CHOIR

Musical Director, Arranger
Theatre Centre TOUR 2014
Director Natalie Wilson

THE GOOD EGG

Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (RCSSD) TOUR 2014
Director Vicky Ireland

BABES IN ARMS

Musical Director
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts 2013
Director Heather Davies

ARABIAN NIGHTS

Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer
RCCSD at the Minack 2013
Director Joyce Branagh

THE TEMPEST

Composer, Musical Director

Full Fathom Five

Ban Ban Caliban

Wedding Chorale

Where the Bee Sucks

Stephano’s Drinking Song

All additional incidental music

Watford Palace Theatre 2013
Director James Williams

PETER PAN

Musical Director, Arranger
RCCSD at the Minack 2012
Director Ray Downing

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Musical Director, Composer*

* I’ll Be Your Witness (words by Phil Porter)

* Lobster Quadrille (words by Lewis Carroll)

Rest of the score by Loz Kaye

Royal Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton 2011-2012
Director Laurie Sansom & Dani Parr

ALICE

Musical Director, Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator
RCCSD at the Minack 2011
Director Gareth White

THE LION, THE WITCH and THE WARDROBE

Musical Director
Royal Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton 2010-2011
Director Dani Parr

THE DOCTOR’S DAUGHTER

Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer

RCSSD at the Minack 2010

Director Gareth White

THE DOCTOR’S DAUGHTER**

Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer

**Simultaneously devised production from same source material, but a different show with a different score

RCSSD at the Medway Festival 2010

Director Joyce Branagh

VARIOUS CURES FOR LONELINESS

Composer, Musical Director

Third Year BA Musical Theatre devised, site-responsive musical

Trinity Laban at The Albany Theatre 2009

Director Martin Constantine

THE GREEK

Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer

RCSSD & Cartoon di Salvo at the Minack 2009

Director Alex Murdoch

ALADDIN

Musical Director, Arranger, Composer*

*Jewel Ballet (Dance)

*Arabian Dance (Dance)

*Chinese Dance (Dance)

**Rise, Prince Aladdin (words & music)

*Plus additional incidental music

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 2008-2009

Director Phil Clark

THE LIFE OF PI

Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer

RCSSD & Twisting Yarn at the Minack 2008

Director Keith Robinson

ELMER

Composer, Musical Director

Elmer the Elephant (words by Phil Clark)

The Song of Difference (words by Phil Clark)

All incidental music

Birmingham Stage Company (TOUR) 2008

Director Phil Clark

DICK WHITTINGTON

Musical Director, Arranger, Composer*

*Turn Again Whittington (words by Richard Gauntlett)

*The Sultan’s Palace (Dance)

*Various additional incidental music

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 2007-2008

Director Phil Clark

GRIMMS’S TALES

Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer

RCSSD at the Minack 2007

Director Steve Farrier

CINDERELLA

Musical Director

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 2006-2007

Director Sue Colverd

AN ARTIST AND A MARINER

Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer

RCCSD at the Minack 2006

Director Amanda Stuart-Fisher

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Musical Director

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 2005-2006

Director Sue Colverd

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Composer, Musical Director

Versailles (words by Fiona Ross)

All Hands on Deck

Swashbuckle

Everyman Youth Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 2005

Director Fiona Ross

A TIME MACHINE

Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer

RCCSD at the Minack 2005

Director Steve Farrier

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Composer, Musical Director

Claudio’s Epitaph

Sigh No More

 Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 2005

Director Sue Colverd

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Musical Director

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 2004-2005

Director Sue Colverd

I PAGLIACCI (THE CLOWNS)

Visiting Artist (Composition), Musical Director (Young Performers)
English Pocket Opera Company 2004 & 2005
Director Mark Tinkler

THE GOOD HOPE

Co-Musical Director
ALRA 2002
Director Tim Roseman

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Assistant Musical Director
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven 2001
Director Peter Doran

THE SONG of RUTH (for the Sharp Intake of Opera Season)

Composer, Musical Director
Refraction Theatre Company at the BAC
Director Claire Prenton

VINEGAR TOM

Composer, Musical Director
University of Glamorgan/ Welsh College of Music & Drama at the Bute Theatre, Cardiff 1995
Director Peter Doran

THE BACCHAE

Composer, Musical Director
Papaver Youth Theatre 1992
Director Janette Smith