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New Shows by Southampton Composer

Published: 30 April 2015
Andrew Fisher

This month sees performances of two new shows by Southampton's Head of Commercial Composition, Dr Andrew Fisher. Billy Bow will figure in the Leicester Curve Theatre Inside Out festival on 5-6 May.


The show is inspired by a true, if tangled, tale from the Napoleonic War, about young, black English woman named Mina. Desperate to escape her murderous husband and captivated by her late father’s stories of the sea, Mina disguises herself as a man, Billy Bow, and joins the wartime British Navy. Extracts from Girl in a Crisis, a one-woman show loosely based on the Don Giovanni story, will feature at the Clapham Omnibus on 8-9 May.

Dr Fisher's music will be heard all over the country between the two. The BBC General Election Programme is again using the theme music composed by Richard Blair Oliphant for the 2010 election, and orchestrated and arranged by Fisher.

Billy Bow (Music and Lyrics by Andrew Fisher, Book and Lyrics by Ian Friel)
Premiere of first full length workshop concert performance.
Performed by Curve Youth Company
Leicester Curve Theatre
Tuesday 5 May 7pm
Wednesday 6th May 7pm

Further information and tickets available at:

Girl In A Crisis (Book, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Fisher)
Extracts from this one woman show, loosely based on the story of Don Giovanni.
Friday 8th May 7.30pm

Saturday 9th May 8.30pm

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