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March 2019

We are living through a particularly rich period in expressive movement. But what opportunities are there for practitioners from such a wide range of disciplines, traditions and approaches, to enter into dialogue with each other?

Shaping the Stage provides such an opportunity with an exciting line-up of guests.

The event will be chaired by Gary Yershon (Associate Artist of The Old Vic and RSC).

January 2019

Story songs at The Crazy Coqs – Brasserie Zédel

Gary Yershon returns to his first love of singing as he presents a celebration of the art of telling stories in song. With Liza Sadovy and Tom Foskett-Barnes

January 2019
Thu 17 January 2019
Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
Followed by a Q&A with actress Leslie Caron, moderated by Gary Yershon.
October 2018

Peterloo on general release in the UK from Friday Nov 2nd read Independent review here see Guardian review here see PETERLOO teaser-trailer here Peterloo: London festival film to premiere in Manchester.../ ➝

September 2018

Timeline no 5: UK Scores This event will present the history and impact of UK scores from The 39 Steps (1935) to Ex Machina (2014), presented by Academy Award-nominated composer Gary Yershon, followed by a Q&A. Timeline is a series of events that focus on the artistry of both music and sound in film, from […].../ ➝

September 2018

The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, “the most exciting playwright of our time” (The Guardian). Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, this major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-Winning The Father is a searing exploration of love, compassion and the fragility of […].../ ➝

August 2018

Jed Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed, Alien: Covenant, Jupiter’s Moon) COMPOSING FOR FILM:  August 24th 10:00-11:30  in conversation with Gary Yershon more here.../ ➝

August 2018

The National Science and Media Museum’s world-renowned celebration of cinema technology, Widescreen Weekend, today announces the programme for its 22nd edition (11–14 October 2018). Widescreen Weekend 2018 features special guests, classic films, blockbusters, restorations, and anniversary screenings galore, all showing in widescreen format thanks to the museum’s unique cinema facilities. Films showing in the festival […].../ ➝

June 2018

Julius Caesar, Sunday 17 June on BBC FOUR The entire Trilogy – Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest – available on iPlayer following the broadcast. Find out more about the making of the Trilogy here. The Donmar’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, directed by Phyllida Lloyd will be made available across the UK from Sunday 17 June as […].../ ➝

May 2018

Oscar Scores: La La Land (12A) + ScreenTalk with Justin Hurwitz 3.30 p.m. 26th May 2018 Cinema 2 Damien Chazelle’s glorious musical masterpiece follows aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as they embark on a whirlwind romance. Ambitious and conflicted, cracks in their relationship begin to emerge, but can their love hold […].../ ➝

April 2018

Timeline: European Film Scores Part of Timeline: the story of music and sound in film Thursday 19 April, 7pm Tickets £5 and includes a pre-event drink Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN Composer and scholar Miguel Mera, Reader in Music at City University and authority on European film music, presents a survey of […].../ ➝

February 2018

Gary’s chapter in The Composer on Screen: Essays on Classical Music Biopics, edited by Paul Fryer. available via bookshops or order direct from McFarland Books here or from Amazon UK (hardback/e-book) here .../ ➝

January 2018

Timeline: Hollywood Scores Part of Timeline: the story of music and sound in film Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street Thu 18 January, 7pm Tickets £5 Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN This event will present the history and impact of Hollywood scores and the approaches of different studios, in conversation […].../ ➝

September 2017

Oscar® Scores: Up (U) + ScreenTalk with Michael Giacchino 7pm 18th October 2017 Cinema 2 Desperate to fulfil a lifelong dream, 78 year old Carl Fredricksen (Edward Asner) attaches thousands of balloons to his house in an attempt to fly away to the South American wilderness. Unbeknownst to the unorthodox jet-setter, he picks up an accidental […].../ ➝

September 2017

Join the Dots, Series 1 Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September 2017 13:45 BBC Radio 4  Then there was a pause… Janet Ellis explores the role of the dot in early punctuation, Harold Pinter’s love of the pause, and listens to the music of the dots. The simple dot is one of the first marks […].../ ➝

September 2017

The official National Theatre programme Contents: Stephen Sondheim’s biographer David Benedict on the making of a musical dramatist; composer Gary Yershon on how Sondheim’s songs pointed to a new direction for young composers; Russell Jackson on Ziegfeld and his Follies; and an extract from the diary of the production assistant on the original Broadway production […].../ ➝

August 2017

COMPOSING FOR FILM:  August 25th 12:oo-13:30  Amelie Thyssen Auditorium, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Workshop Discussion with Lesley Barber (Manchester by the Sea, You Can Count On Me, How to Change the World) in conversation with Gary Yershon   COMPETITION SCREENING: August 26th, 14:30 – 17:00, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung 9 films from 5 countries: Nine film composers compete for the Peer Raben Music […].../ ➝

June 2017

FilmScore Final 2017  with judges: Gary Yershon, Natalie Holt, Brian Lock and Lillian Henley, presented by Laura Rawlings with finalists Sam MacDonald, Emilia Matthews, Ollie Pople-Griffiths & Matt Sperring and the WINNER: Emma Cannon. Filmed by the wonderful Screenology..../ ➝

June 2017

FEST – Training Ground Training Ground is an annual educational event that takes place alongside FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival. The next edition will take place from the 20th to the 25th of June in Espinho, Portugal. A varied array of key issues on filmmaking will be approached, including scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, sound design, […].../ ➝

June 2017

Oscar® Scores: Dangerous Liaisons (18) + ScreenTalk with George Fenton 7pm 14 June 2017 Cinema 2 Love and cynicism make for a heady mix in this 1988 adaptation of the scandalous novel by Choderlos de Laclos, directed by Stephen Frears. The Marquise De Merteuil (Glenn Close) and Vicomte De Valmont (John Malkovich) are two of a […].../ ➝

May 2017

Telling the story of an unlikely friendship blossoming through the disturbing events of World War II, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas will be choreographed and directed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Associate Daniel de Andrade who most recently created full-length ballet Nijinsky – God of the Dance for Slovak National Theatre as well as shorter works for Northern Ballet including Fatal Kiss  and children’s ballet Elves and the Shoemaker. The ballet will première at Cast in Doncaster from 25 – 27 May 2017 before touring to Wolverhampton, Leicester, Richmond, Aylesbury, Stoke, Bromley, Leeds and Hull (part of the city’s UK City of Culture celebrations) until September 2017. It will feature an original score by Oscar-nominated composer Gary Yershon, sets and costumes designed by Mark Bailey, lighting by Tim Mitchell and Dramatic Coach Patricia Doyle also joins the creative team.

photo: John Farrow

Gary blogs about the ballet on The Gramophone website

December 2016

It’s unlikely that when Art premiered at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees in Paris in 1994 anyone could have predicted its global popularity. The West End translation by Christopher Hampton initially featured the heavyweight triumvirate of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Ken Stott and its eight-year run was further populated by a succession of actors and […].../ ➝

September 2016
Gary Yershon joins Lenny Abrahamson, Filip Bajon (Chairman), Magdalena Górka, Bartosz Karczyński, Ola Maślik, Łukasz Orbitowski and Kinga Preis on the Main Competition jury of the 41st Gdynia Film Festival in Gdansk, Poland, 19-24 September 2016. festival website
August 2016
May 2016

…composer Gary Yershon has also joined the theatre as an associate artist. He joins current associates including Dennis Kelly, Drew McOnie and Tim Minchin.  The Stage, May 4th 2016

Read full article on the new season at the Old Vic.