Rebecca Applin



Maeve Bolger

Rebecca studied Music at Cambridge University and Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, and has been composing for theatre, screen and radio ever since.  She recently won the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Award leading to a year’s residency at The Mercury Theatre, Colchester and The New Wolsey, Ipswich.  She has twice been a finalist in the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize and one of three finalists in the S&S Award.  Her screen work in musical theatre for young people with special educational needs has been BAFTA nominated.

Theatre Credits include:  The Ladykillers (New Wolsey, Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Salisbury Playhouse), 84 Charing Cross Road (Cambridge Arts Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing, Bully Boy (both Mercury Theatre), Alfie Strange: Trained Time Travellers Only (New Wolsey), Where the River Runs (Full House dance tour), Rapunzel and the Rascal Prince (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds), Milestones (Watford Palace) Woman of Flowers, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (both Forest Forge).

Actor-musician shows include:  The Beauty Parade (Wales Millennium Centre), Lear and His Daughters (Romany Theatre R&D), Snow Queen (Anton Benson Productions), Wind in the Willows (Mercury Theatre), The Boy at the Edge of the Room, Ashputtel, Battle Lines (all Forest Forge) and an actor-musician adaptation of The Box of Delights is in development.

Musicals include: Hourglass (Mayflower Theatre), Jabberwocky (Youth Music Theatre UK), The 45th Marvellous Chatterley Village Fete (developed and licensed with Perfect Pitch), The Devil’s Disciple (in development, commissioned by the George Bernard Shaw Estate, facilitated by Mercury Musical Developments), Jabberwocky (Youth Music Theatre, shortlisted for the 2019 WGGB Musical Theatre Bookwriting Award and finalist in the S&S Award), multiple family shows with Full House including The Elves and the Shoe Maker, The Night Before Christmas, Snow Dog and Youth Music Theatre’s only film musical Vanishing Point (Youth Music Theatre and Gamelab).

Pantomime includes: Puss in Boots (Chipping Norton Theatre), Rapunzel and the Rascal Prince (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds)

Screen and Radio credits include: I Know Me (BBC Learning and Gamelab, BAFTA nominated), Wanna Be a Rockstar (BBC Learning and Gamelab, BAFTA nominated), Dance with the Elements (BBC Learning and Gamelab), Death in Genoa, The Lost World of the Suffragettes (Radio 4 Archive Hour), Don’t Cry for me Maradona (Radio 5 Live), John Stapleton’s History of Manchester (all Made in Manchester Radio).

Call Maeve to discuss Rebecca or other Composers

+44(0) 20 7908 0973