Dublin Theatre Festival


Russell Churney

Russell spent seven years as MD/pianist for Julian Clary, touring extensively in Britain and overseas, and appearing in two series of 'Sticky Moments' for Channel 4. Since then he has worked as MD/co-deviser with Barb Jungr on the music theatre shows 'Songs From the Heart' and 'Killing Me Softly' among others, and co-written with her the songs for a new musical, 'The Ballad of Norah's Ark'.

He has composed original scores for various films including 'Return Trip' and the Bafta-nominated 'The Alcohol Years' (both Channel 4), and most recently for 'One Minute Past Midnight', released this year. Recent work as MD/performer includes 'Portraits in Song' with Elizabeth Mansfield (Drill Hall and Tour), 'Darkness and Disgrace' with Des de Moor (Pentameters Theatre), 'Barb, Bob and Brel' with Barb Jungr (Jermyn Street Theatre and Tour), 'The Lonely Fate of the Femme Fatale' with Sandra Lawrence (Soho Theatre and Rosemary Branch Theatre), 'Big Night Out at the little palace theatre' (Palace Theatre Watford), 'Back With You' with Dillie Keane (British and European Tour and Arts Theatre), 'Chanson: the Space in Between' with Barb Jungr (Pleasance Edinburgh, tour and album),'Cabaret Whores' with Howard Samuels (Edinburgh Fringe and Pleasance London), and 'Straker Sings Brel' with Peter Straker (Pleasance Edinburgh).


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