Andrew first became involved in amateur theatre aged sixteen as accompanist and musical director for many of Sheffield's musical theatre companies. After studying composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester he conducted the national premieres of Spend Spend Spend and Grand Hotel at the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera in Ireland with amateur talent from Sheffield and Rhyl, each production winning awards.
Since 2007, Andrew has worked on UK and European tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, South Pacific and Scrooge as both keyboard player and assistant musical director. Since returning to Sheffield, Andrew has been privileged to provide musical preparation on This Is My Family and play keyboards on Oliver! (both for Sheffield Theatres), and also regularly acts as repetiteur for Opera North in Leeds.
Andrew is delighted to have the opportunity to direct his first play here at the Lantern.