Music for Theatre



  • Current musician member of Newcastle Playback Theatre

  • Guest musician for Playback Theatre York 


"Playback is an original form of improvisational theatre in which audience or group members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot."   (

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Past productions

A Stroke of Genius - PIT Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe 2009

Egbert in the Underworld - PIT Theatre / University of Hull, 2005

The Stork - University of Hull, Dir. Sophie Bush, 2005

Reality - PIT Theatre, 2005

OFSTED! The Musical - PIT Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe 2004

After Juliet - Universty of Hull, Dir. Sophie Bush, 2004



“Every project we've ever undertaken has been dramatically different but, on each occasion, Janet's composition has not only been an essential element of telling our stories but has enhanced and improved our work. Whether working for live performance or on film, her music has added something invaluable – it touches our audience in a way that nothing but the very best composition can.”


David Byrne, PIT Theatre

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