Paris, 1896. Lowly aspiring writer William languishes in a dead end job, and has dreams of achieving literary success, which he thinks will win the affection of the beautiful and talented cabaret artist Etta. She is the girlfriend of his insufferably smug and successful rival, Heinrich. Could the new competition at the Chat Noir provide William the opportunity to make his name and win her heart?
Think The Nightmare Before Christmas meets Shock Headed Peter. The Weird Little World Of William Willow tells an affecting and funny love story against the backdrop of the colourful bohemian world of Paris in the 1890s. Featuring a fresh and compelling musical score, witty and vivid characterisation, and some very surprising twists, it asks the question- what makes an artist great?
Music, Lyrics and Book
Musical theatre performances include Jazzed Tales (Greenwich Theatre), Alice in Wonderland (Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York), Billy Bow (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton), Face In the Crowd (Greenwich Theatre) and Dido (Soho Theatre).
His film composition credits include Nine Miles Down, Journal of a Contract Killer. His additional composition credits include the natural history series Great Barrier Reef (BBC), Rocket Men (Dangerous), How the Universe Works (Discovery), and Last Days of the Dinosaurs (Discovery).
Andrew is also an accomplished orchestrator and arranger, and a conductor and jazz pianist and has worked on EMMY winning and BAFTA, EMMY and Golden Globe nominated projects, including the EMMY winning score to Into The Storm, (also Golden Globe nominated), the BAFTA nominated Film A Mighty Heart (starring Angelina Jolie), and the Spice Girls 2008 world tour. Other credits include Mr Bean’s Holiday (Working Title), Superstorm (BBC/ HBO), Wild Child (Working Title), Moonshot (History), Glorious 39 (BBC), the Theme for the 2010 BBC General Election Coverage (BBC) and Attack The Block (Channel 4 Films).