Musical Direction 2017/2018

Joe Beighton

Previous Training: University of Cambridge. Musical Director Credits: SIX The Musical (Arts Theatre London & Sweet Venues @ Edinburgh Fringe 2017), Janie Dee ‘Off the Record’ (Live at Zedel), Mountview Musical Theatre Showcase (Assistant MD, New London Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Assistant MD, Bernie Grant Arts Centre), London Road (ADC Theatre, Cambridge), I Love You Because (C Venues @ Edinburgh Fringe 2016).

Elise Santa

Whilst at Mountview, Elise has assistant music directed London Road, Babes in Arms, and Flora the Red Menace. She hails from Savage, Minnesota, USA. Elise has previously music directed Urinetown, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and The 25th… Spelling Bee at Lyric Arts and Wellstone: A Minnesotan Musical at Minnesota Fringe. She has taught piano and instrumental music and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education (Honors) from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Matthew Spalding

Matthew is a graduate from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in Music, winning the David Blake Prize at the end of his third year. At university he specialised in conducting, orchestration and piano accompaniment. Credits as Musical Director include 42nd Street, Barnum, A Chorus Line and Singin’ in the Rain. At Mountview, he has assisted Phil Bateman on Parade and Steve Moss on Cabaret.