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Adrian Sutton


For the National: Angels in America (also on Broadway, for which he received a Tony nomination), War Horse (also on Broadway, on UK tours and internationally), Coram Boy, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also in the West End, on Broadway, on two UK tours, a US tour and a current international tour), Husbands & Sons, Rules for Living, Nation and The Revenger’s Tragedy.

Short film

My Wrongs


Jam, Blue Jam

Orchestral and concert

Works include: A Fist Full of Fives, performed on BBC Radio 3 by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and a Sinfonietta. In 2013 the violinist Fenella Humphreys commissioned Adrian for Arpeggiare Variations, one of six new works as part of her Bach2TheFuture series for unaccompanied violin by British composers, released on the Champs Hill label.

His War Horse Suite, a 25-minute symphonic orchestral work derived from the score for the show, was premiered by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) in June 2010 and, along with a new commission Some See Us from the BBC Proms, featured as the centrepiece of a War Horse Prom in the 2014 Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall, played by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Charles Abell.

His score for War Horse: The Story in Concert was premiered in October 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring Michael Morpurgo and Joanna Lumley reading the original story on-stage, accompanied by the RPO and London Voices. Adrian then produced the recording of this work with the RPO under David Angus at Abbey Road Studios for release in multiple formats on the BMG label in November 2017.

His children’s concert opera The Griffin and the Grail was premiered by the RPO, choirs, soloist and narrator Olivia Colman at Cadogan Hall in December 2013.

Adrian is also a violinist, and performs in orchestras and chamber groups including Blaze Ensemble, for which he wrote the nonent Montana Peaks.


Angels in America – Tony Award nomination

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Joint Olivier Award for Sound Design, Six Tony Award nominations

Coram Boy – Oliver Award Nomination

Wa Horse – Oliver Award Nomination

Arpeggiare Variations – BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award


(Updated March 2023)