The Hostage – RBC Theatre Company

The Hostage by Brendan Behan. Directed by Jake Murray.

Performed 6th – 9th Dec, 2018 at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham (Birmingham Hippodrome).

Original Music by Peter Bell & Rob Roberts.

Band: Peter Bell (Bouzouki), Rob Roberts (Piano), Sean Morrison (Fiddle).

The music for the show was a mix of traditional songs and Irish melodies glued together with original music and arrangements.

Phedra – Birmingham School of Acting

Phedra by Jean Racine, translated by Robert David MacDonald. Directed by Gareth Somers.

Performed 22nd – 24th June, 2017 at the Cresent Theatre, Birmingham.

Music by Dani Blanco and Peter Bell.

Band: Dani Blanco (Various), Peter Bell (Bouzouki, Frame Drum).

The music for the show was a mix of rich soundscapes by Dani and live improvised textures by both of us.

Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off – Birmingham School of Acting

Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off by Liz Lochhead. Directed by Erica Gould.

Performed 22nd- 25th March, 2107 at the Crescent Theatre Studio, Birmingham.

Music by Peter Bell.

Band: Peter Bell (Bouzouki/Electronics/Perc), Ben Morriss (Percussion), Stephen Plummer (Percussion).

The music for the show was dark tapestry of recorded fiddle with live electronics and percussion.

Cymbeline – Birmingham School of Acting

Cymbeline adapted by Emma Rice, written by Carl Grose. Directed by Malachi Bogdanov.

Performed 19th – 22nd Oct, 2016 at the Crescent Theatre Studio, Birmingham.

Original music composed, recorded and produced by Peter Bell.

Romeo and Juliet – Birmingham School of Acting

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Directed by Hal Chambers.

Performed 24th – 27th Feb, 2016 at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham (Birmingham Hippodrome).

Music by Peter Bell.

Band: Peter Bell (Bouzouki), Seth Bye (Fiddle), Dan Cippico (Bass Guitar), Stephen Plummer (Percussion).

A reimagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set in Peaky Blinders era Birmingham.

The music for the show drew on folk music of the time and combined it with the rock sensibilities of the Peaky Blinders TV show to create a fresh energetic soundtrack.