Darren’s musical and lyrical commissions have included: Fantastic Mr Fox (lyrics only for Nuffield
Theatre, UK Tour 2016), Scarecrows Wedding (Edinburgh Festival, UK Tour, West End), The Little Gardener (Lyric Hammersmith, National Theatre, Latitude), These Trees Are Made of Blood (Southwark Playhouse), Day of the Living (We Light Up the House 2015). Darren is an associate artist with children’s theatre company Paper Balloon, writing music & lyrics for all their shows including national tours of The Grumpiest Boy in the World which will receive its US premiere in 2016. Darren also wrote the music for the Off Broadway show Our Friends The Enemy. His new projects include The Wicker Husband with Rhys Jennings for which he won the Music Theatre International Stiles & Drewe Mentorship Award in 2016. His songs have been finalists in the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Award for 3 years running, winning Runner-up in 2015. In 2015 he was a finalist for numerous prizes including the Cameron Mackintosh Composer in Residence, the Old Vic 12and the Kevin Spacey Artist of Choice Awards. He recently won the Dunedin Operatic Executive Trust Award to support his musical theatre work in 2016.