FEATURE FILMS

writer, director, producer, music

TELEVISION

director, writer, producer, music, conductor

 

TELEVISION

composer, selected credits

TELEVISION

arranger/conductor, selected credits

SPORTS TELEVISION

 

OPERA

THEATRE

RECORDS AND COMMERCIALS

 

TONY BRITTEN

ABOUT

Having pursued a successful career as a film, television and theatre composer and conductor, with

credits ranging from arranging and conducting the legendary National Theatre Guys and Dolls, to

conducting Robocop and composing the Champion’s League anthem for UEFA, Tony turned to film

making in 1999 with Boheme, his radical re-interpretation of the Puccini opera.

Since Tony founded Capriol Films in 2005 he has made: Falstaff, based on the final MTL stage

production, Peter Warlock – Some Little Joy, A Salaried Wit, She Stoops to Conquer, Gilbert and

Sullivan – A Motley Pair, and In Love with Alma Cogan. 2012’s Benjamin Britten – Peace and Conflict

is the culmination of a lifetime’s love of his namesake’s music. In 2014, he wrote and directed the

romantic comedy drama ChickLit, as well as Draw on Sweet Night – an Elizabethan romantic drama

set to the madrigal music of 16th Century composer John Wilbye. In 2018, he wrote and directed the

documentary Through Lotte’s Lens, telling the fascinating story of the ‘Hitler Émigrés.

Currently Tony is researching several major film and television projects and is composing a new

concert piece for the London Chamber Orchestra’s Music Junction project.

 

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Email me at: tony.britten@capriolfilms.co.uk

Or phone me on: +44 (0)7831 243942

COMPOSER SHOW REEL

FEATURE FILMS

Writer, Director, Producer, Music

Through Lotte’s Lens. Documentary - The story of the ‘Hitler Emigres’. Writer, producer, director. For More Info Click Here

 

Draw on Sweet Night. Drama on the life and works of Elizabethan composer; John Wilbye. Writer, producer, co-composer, director.

For More Info Click Here

 

ChickLit. Comedy – four regulars co write an erotic novel save their local pub. Writer, producer, composer, director. For More Info Click Here

 

Benjamin Britten – Peace and Conflict. Drama-documentary concentrating on Britten’s life-long pacifism. Writer, producer, director. For More Info Click Here

 

In Love with Alma Cogan. Romantic comedy set on and around Cromer Pier. Writer, producer, composer, director. For More Info Click Here

 

Burndown: Composer.

 

Joyriders: Composer.

 

Robocop: Conductor.

 

Wetherby: Arranger/conductor.

 

TELEVISION

Writer, Director, Producer, Music, Conductor

Gilbert and Sullivan – A Motley Pair: 5 part series - Sky Arts. Still the only full authoritative television performance documentary about this brilliant duo. Director, producer.

 

She Stoops to Conquer: 5 part drama series/single - Sky Arts. Popular television version of Goldsmith’s perennial. Filmed entirely on location in North Norfolk.

 

A Gooseberry Fool: Oliver Goldsmith Stoops to Conquer - Single documentary - Sky Arts. Accompanies She Stoops to Conquer - Executive Producer.

 

A Salaried Wit: Grossmith, Gilbert and Sullivan - Single documentary – Sky Arts. Simon Butteriss discusses and portrays Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedy muse; George Grossmith. Producer/director.

 

Falstaff: TV opera movie - Sky Arts. Based on the stage version by Music Theatre London, filmed on location. Writer (English version), orchestrator, executive producer, director.

 

Peter Warlock – Some Little Joy: TV movie – Sky Arts. Drama about the hedonistic and tragic English composer. Writer, executive producer, director.

 

 

 

Not Quite at the Opera: TV opera – Sky Arts. Three short operas around a performance of The Marriage of Figaro, first performed at the Drill Hall Arts Centre. Co-composer, producer, director.

 

Boheme: TV opera movie – C5. Based on Music Theatre London’s successful stage version, filmed on location in South East London. Writer (English version), orchestrator, conductor, director.

 

The Marriage of Figaro: Opera mini-series - BBC/Sony Classical. Mozart’s evergreen re-imagined as a sit-com. Originally staged by MTL. English libretto, associate producer, orchestrator, conductor.

 

The Magic Flute: TV opera – NDR. Relay of stage production by MTL from the Kammerspiele Theatre, Hamburg. English libretto, orchestrator, conductor.

 

Cosi fan Tutte: TV Opera – NDR. Relay of stage production by MTL from the Kammerspiele Theatre. English libretto, orchestrator, music director.

Composer, Selected Credits

The Adventures of Toad: Animated Film – C4. Charming and definitive version of the Kenneth Grahame classic.

 

The Adventures of Mole: Animated Film – C4. As above.

 

Mole’s Christmas: Animated Film ITV. A short film which started Sue Radley and Martin Gates’s Wind in the Willows project.

 

Once Upon a Time in the North: Drama series – BBC. Written by Tim Firth and produced by Phil Partridge.

 

Gentlemen and Players: Drama series – ITV. High finance, posh houses and cricket. Starred Brian Protheroe and the late Nicholas Clay.

 

Grushko: Mini-series/single - BBC. Art imitated life in this story about the Russian mafia in St. Petersburg. Starred Brian Cox and directed by Tony Smith.

 

The Saint: Drama series - ITV. Rather eccentric French/British remake of the TV classic.

 

The Irish RM – series 3: Drama series – C4. The channel’s first filmed drama series – enormous charm and something that would similarly never be considered now

Hancock: Single drama BBC. Elegiac bio-pic, Hancock brilliantly played by Alfred Molina.

 

The Fortunate Pilgrim: Mini-series – source music – RAI. Starred Sophia Loren!

 

Echoes: Drama series – C4. Gentle and winning, based on Maeve Binchy’s bestseller.

 

Lost Belongings: Drama series – ITV. Powerful story about the Northern Irish troubles. Wonderful writing from the much missed Stewart Parker.

 

Talk to Me: Single drama – BBC. Claustrophobic three hander about a nervous breakdown, by William Humble.

 

What Mad Pursuit: Single drama - BBC . Based on the Noel Coward play, studio production – the sort of thing that the Beeb would never do now.

 

 

Arranger / Conducter, Selected Credits

The Return of the Antelope: Drama series. (Conductor) - ITV

 

John and Yoko – a Love Story: TV movie - Turner

 

Lace 1: Mini- series - ITV

 

Lace 2: Mini-series - ITV

 

Country: Single drama. (conductor) - BBC

 

Ashenden: drama series (conductor) – C4

 

Head Over Heels: Drama series (source music) - ITV

 

Four Days in July: single drama. (conductor) BBC

 

A Christmas Carol: TV movie - CBS/ITV

 

The Scarlet Pimpernel: TV movie - CBS

 

To Catch a King: TV movie – CBS

 

Oliver Twist: TV movie - CBS

 

The Irish RM – series 1&2: Drama series – C4

 

It’ll all be over in half an hour: entertainment series. (Musical Director) C4

 

SPORTS TELEVISION

Mustafa V. Sports Awards: Composer, orchestrator, conductor, music producer

 

The Sun online goals app: Composer, orchestrator, conductor, music producer

 

The Champions Hockey League: Composer, orchestrator, conductor, music producer

 

The Champions League: Title music/UEFA anthem. Writer/Composer, orchestrator conductor, music producer

UEFA Documentary Here

 

OPERA

All Productions With Music Theatre London (MTL) Unless Specified

The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart): New English version, orchestration, conductor. (Subsequent new version director). Croydon Warehouse Theatre, Ambassadors Theatre, Barbican Hall, The Drill Hall Arts Centre, Vienna Festival, Hamburg Kammerspiele, German tour, Dutch Tour, British Tour. New York University - Steindhart Theatre, BBC 2/Sony

 

Don Giovanni (Mozart): New English version, orchestration, conductor. Greenwich Theatre, Hamburg Kammerspiele, Vienna Festival, Barbican Hall, the Drill Hall, Dutch Tour, British Tour. ORF Austrian television.

 

Cinderella (Rossini): New English version, orchestration, conductor. (Subsequent new version director) Vienna Festival, London Opera Festival, Brighton Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Drill Hall, British Tour, ORF Austrian Television.

 

Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart); New English version, orchestration, conductor. Greenwich Theatre, Hamburg Kammerspiele, Dutch Tour, British tour, Queen Elizabeth Hall. NDR German Television.

 

La Traviata (Verdi): New English Version, orchestration, conductor. Donmar Warehouse, Drill Hall, Hamburg Kammerspiele, German Tour, British Tour, Dutch Tour. (Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Opera)

 

The Poisoned Chalice: Writer/composer. The Drill Hall

 

La Belle Hélène (Offenbach) Orchestration. Vienna Festival, ORF Austrian Television.

 

The Magic Flute (Mozart) New English version. Orchestration, conductor. Donmar Warehouse, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Hamburg Kammerspiele, Dutch tour, Belgium tour, British Tour. NDR German Television

 

La Boheme (Puccini): New English version, orchestration, director. Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Hamburg Kammerspiele, the Drill Hall, Snape Proms, Dutch Tour, British Tour. TV film version Channel 5

 

Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss): New English version, orchestration, Director. Arts Theatre (Covent Garden Festival), the Drill Hall, The Lyric Hammersmith, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Snape proms, British Tour.

 

Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky): New English version, director. Lyric Hammersmith, British tour.

 

Susanna’s Secret (Wolf-Ferrari). New English version, director. The Drill Hall.

 

Falstaff (Verdi): New English version, orchestrations, director. The Drill Hall, British Tour. TV version for Sky Arts HD.

 

THEATRE

Guys and Dolls. National Theatre original production with Julie Covington, Julia Mackenzie, Bob Hoskins and Ian Charleson. Musical director and orchestrator. Subsequent tour and revival – musical supervisor.

 

Oliver! Producer: Cameron Mackintosh. Albery Theatre starring Roy Dotrice and Helen Schapiro. Musical director and subsequentlymusic supervisor.

 

Also for Cameron Mackintosh, musical director/supervisor:

 

Godspell

 

The Gingerbread Man

 

The Rocky Horror Show

 

Tomfoolery

 

Music director/arranger for many other shows including European premiere of Lady in the Dark, West End Revival of Stop the World I want to get off with Antony Newly at the Lyric Theatre and Eastward Ho! at the Mermaid Theatre.

 

New orchestration for La Belle Helene for Vienna Volksoper.

 

Incidental music composed for over thirty plays at theatres including Bromley Churchill Theatre, Chester Gateway, Mel Smith and Bob Goodie, Croydon Warehouse, Drill Hall Theatre.

 

RECORDS & COMMERCIALS

Keyboards/Arranger/Conductor/Producer for many recordings including albums by

Julie Collins; Amazing Grace

 

Anita Dobson; On my Own

 

George Zamfir; Beautiful Dreams., Love Songs., Dances of Romance

 

Elkie Brooks; Amazing

 

Orchestrator/conductor/producer for

 

Guys and Dolls – National Theatre original cast recording

 

Suites from Miss Saigon and Les Miserables – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Suites from Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Aspects of Love – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Composer for many television commercials including major campaigns for Amstrad and Surf soap powder!

 

Sinitta – ‘So Macho’ (as never heard before) for Pilgrims Cheese. Arranger, conductor