Daniel holds a BA (Hons) Acting from Birmingham School of Acting. Whilst primarily known as a writer, Daniel also has a firm passion for directing. His credits include: The Night Circus, The Clockmaker’s Daughter and The Year Before You (concept recordings) as well as riZen and The Clockmaker’s Daughter (studio cast albums). For stage: Miss Julie, A Dream Play for a Season of Strindberg and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Webborn and Finn
Composer / Lyricist
Webborn and Finn
Composer / Lyricist
Daniel and Michael met during a workshop at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2010.
After working together, on Daniel’s first show riZen (with Tom Oakley), Webborn & Finn decided to attempt devising a piece of their own. Their first project was a collection of songs for a potential staging of the best selling novel The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. After issues acquiring the rights, they decided the best way forward would be the creation of a wholly original piece. Their first full-length musical: The Clockmaker’s Daughter, premiered at the Landor Theatre (Clapham) in 2015. The show went on to a sell out run, critical success and has, to date, been nominated for eleven awards. In 2016, it completed a further sell-out run at the Minack Theatre (Cornwall) and was also produced by Trinity Laban. In 2017, they marked the completion of their second original musical Animus – commissioned by the Musical Theatre Academy.
Daniel holds a BA (Hons) Acting from Birmingham School of Acting. His compositional credits include: riZen, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Animus and The Year Before You. As well as being a musical theatre writer, Daniel has had a vast career working as an actor, director, broadcaster and aspiring novelist. As a writer: Visillion, ‘I’, (as novels) and Hidden in the Iyndaeg Tree (poetry anthology). He is currently working on several projects, including a screenplay and the novelisation of The Clockmaker’s Daughter. As a director: riZen, The Night Circus (original concept album) and The Clockmaker’s Daughter (studio cast album), in development. He also spent 4 years as a presenter, working in live broadcasts from across the globe.
Michael originally trained at Trinity Laban on the Vocal Studies course before attending the Royal Conservatoire of Music to gain his MA in Musical Direction. He continues to work around the world as a Musical Director, Accompanist and Arranger. As Musical Director his shows have included A Little Night Music (Frinton Summer Theatre); Into the Woods (Associated Studios at Chelsea Theatre); Animus (World Premiere – Bridewell Theatre); The Clockmaker’s Daughter (World Premiere), Damn Yankees, Meet Me in St. Louis (UK Premiere), [title of show] (London Premiere), Next Thing You Know, Hot Mikado and Curtains (European Premiere) (Landor Theatre); Willy Wonka (DUCTAC Theatre, Dubai), Peter Pan (International Tour), Beauty and the Beast (International Tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (International Tour), Aladdin (International Tour), Macbeth (International Tour), Pinocchio (International Tour), The Tempest (International Tour), The Little Mermaid (International Tour) (S4K International); Peter Pan, Snow White (Hexagon, Reading – Imagine Theatre); Aladdin (Harlequin Theatre, Redhill), Spring Awakening (Catford Broadway), Jack and the Beanstalk (Perth Theatre), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Tron Theatre, Glasgow). Michael also has acted as Assistant Musical Director on Blood Brothers (UK, No. 1 Tour).
David Hart has been a sound operator/designer for over 20 years in the theatre industry.
Born in Weymouth, Dorset, David started to apply his skills as a sound engineer at the Weymouth Pavilion theatre where he spent many years mixing the shows that came through the theatres doors.
David spent several years producing music for TV and radio as well as re-mixing dance music for well known labels, he was also a lecturer in music technology at colleges on the south coast in his early years before fully focusing on musical theatre sound and working in London on the musical ‘Blood Brothers’ at the Phoenix Theatre.
After leaving Blood Brothers in 2009, David started his own sound company called ‘Seventh Wave Audio’ where he has invested heavily in high-end audio equipment brands such as d&b audiotechnik, DiGiCo, Sennheiser and DPA.
His company ‘Seventh Wave’ has worked on many high profile projects since forming in 2009 including tours with west end singer ‘Lee Mead’, The Kite Runner UK Tour, The Wizard of Oz UK Tour, The very first Jesus Christ Superstar production to be staged in a UK cathedral which featured finalists from the ITV television show ‘ITV Superstar’ and also featured a stunning 55 piece philharmonic orchestra.
David also designs and supply’s sound for many large scale pantomimes around the UK and has recently teamed up with ‘David Ball Productions Ltd’ to design and supply sound for the successful ‘The Clockmaker’s Daughter in Concert’ that was staged at the Cadagon Hall, London.