John has been composing original music for New Zealand theatre, film, dance and television since 1980. Since that time he has composed over 100 scores and sound designs for theatre. In 2008 he received a Qantas Film and Television award for his score for Vincent Ward's film RAIN OF THE CHILDREN. Previous works for Auckland Theatre Company include: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY), ON THE UPSIDE DOWN OF THE WORLD ,POOR BOY,THE WASTELAND, CALENDER GIRLS,HORSEPLAY, OLIVER!, THE POHUTUKAWA TREE, THE WIFE WHO SPOKE JAPANESE IN HER SLEEP, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, WHO NEEDS SLEEP ANYWAY?, WHERE WE ONCE BELONGED,THE BLONDE THE BRUNETTE AND THE VENGEFUL REDHEAD, EQUUS, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI and the arrangements and musical direction of SWEET CHARITY.
The Master Builder. The Life of Galileo. The Cherry Orchard. Nell Gwynn. Last Legs. Billy Elliot the Musical. Lysistrata. The Lady Killers. A Dolls House. Fallen Angels. The Good Soul of Szechuan. Chicago. Awatea. In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). A Midsummer Night's Dream. On The Upside Down Of The World. Poor Boy. Calendar Girls. Horseplay. The Pohutukawa Tree. The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep. Oliver!. Where We Once Belonged. Who Needs Sleep Anyway?. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Crucible. The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead. Sweet Charity. The Duchess of Malfi. Equus. Disgrace. Travels With My Aunt. Lovelock's Dream Run.