Guitar tutor Jon Gingell has just finished music directing and performing for Emma Rice’s show for Shakespeare’s Globe, Little Match Girl and Other Happier Tales. Music was by Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Billy Elliot).
The show began its run at Bristol Old Vic before Christmas, took in a tour from Plymouth to Liverpool, and then returned to its home at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London in March.
Jon was called on for guitar, banjo, percussion and oud duties, as well as acting as onstage music director. The musicians were fully integrated into the show as an onstage band, and performed a total of 122 performances. A show full of personality, great music and real charm; and a fitting close to Emma Rice’s tenure as Artistic Director of the Globe in its combination of politics, songs, humour and story telling.
(Photography credit: Steve Tanner)