Adrian's scores include those for War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Coram Boy, some of the National Theatre's most widely-acclaimed recent productions.
War Horse, beloved by the Queen and seen so far by over four million
theatre-goers worldwide, needs no introduction. It opened in 2007 on
the Olivier stage at the National Theatre and transferred to London's
West End in 2009 and opened on Broadway in 2011, gaining a clean
sweep of five Tony awards. Further productions have opened in Canada,
North America, Australia, Berlin and in the UK as a touring
Adrian's score for War Horse
is an orchestral cinematic epic, blending diverse influences of
20th-century symphonists such as Vaughan Williams, Walton, Tippett
and Honegger, with the folk tunes of John Tams.
Adrian's War Horse Suite,
a 20-minute symphonic orchestral work derived from the score for the
show, was given its world premiere by the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra in June 2010.
For the univerally-acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, currently
playing at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End, Adrian's hybrid
score of symphonic techno and glitch won him a joint Olivier award
for sound design. This was one of 7 wins for the production out of 8
nominations in the 2013 Oliviers ceremony.
Away from theatre, concert works include a Sinfonietta
for small orchestra, other orchestral and chamber pieces, and a
also worked for some years with Chris Morris on three series of Blue Jam for
Radio 1, Jam
for Channel 4, and
the BAFTA-winning short film My