Nigel Hess has composed the music to the latest spectacular Shakespeare play, Henry VIII at Shakespeare’s Globe London. Henry VIII is a gorgeous pageant of masques and royal ceremony; a blaze of fireworks, cannon fire, red satin and cloth-of-gold, but within the passages of grandeur works the mind of the mature Shakespeare: psychological and political insight, language of great depth and power. click here » for tickets!

If you can’t get down to Shakespeare’s Globe for the Henry VIII performance you can now get your hands on a DVD of the critically acclaimed Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, filmed before a live audience in the Globe Theatre, London, the production is directed by Dominic Dromgoole, while William Lyons is musical director.

A special mention for the music; a quartet of singers provides commentary on the text with songs beautifully set by Nigel Hess,’ wrote . ‘The musical accompaniment complements the staging excellently.’

Also happening is a special night with Nigel Hess and Chris Gunning as they join The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a night at Cadogan Hall on June 22nd for the world premiere performance of Adrian Sutton’s Suite taken from the music from the critically acclaimed play War Horse. To get your tickets visit


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