John Pattison



Associate Director and Musical Director



John has enjoyed a long and creative association with Alan Ayckbourn, composing scores for thirty six different Ayckbourn plays since 1990. Many of these scores have gone on to accompany successful West End and international productions.

Theatre includes: House and Garden (National Theatre); Wildest Dreams (Royal Shakespeare Company); Owners (Young Vic); A Word From Our Sponsor (Chichester Festival Theatre); Two Weeks With The Queen (Leicester Haymarket); Three Sisters, Amadeus, The Corn Is Green (Theatr Clwyd); Abiding Passions (Watford Palace Theatre); Serious Money (Chester Gateway); An Ideal Husband, Piaf (Harrogate Theatre); Maria Marten (Worcester Swan), Canterbury Tales, Daisy Pulls It Off (Manchester Library Theatre); Up’n’Under, Woyzeck, Perfect Pitch (Hull Truck Theatre); Seasons in The Sun (West Yorkshire Playhouse). 

Musicals include: The Donkeys Are Eating Their Lunch, Sand In The Sandwiches (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Pull for the Shore (with Alison Watt, Scarborough Library); Big Trouble In The Little Bedroom, Thick As A Brick (with John Godber, Hull Truck and National Tours). He has also co-written three musicals with Alan Ayckbourn: A Word From Our Sponsor, The Musical Jigsaw Play and Dreams from a Summer House, which has recently been translated into Japanese and German.

Film includes: Alain Resnais’ Smoking and No Smoking, G.M. and The Balloonatic.

John is Associate Director and Musical Director for Scarborough based Beach Hut Theatre Company. The company specializes in new writing and present regular productions in the town of Scarborough,North Yorkshire.

Radio Interview. John Pattison with Paul Spencer

Life Songs


This double live CD is available at all Beach Hut Productions from our Front of House Shop.

The cost is £8.00.

Some Film Scores by John Pattison

The Balloonatic

'The Balloonatic' score was created with the aid of an Arts Council England Grant and received its premiere as part of the 2004 Scarborough Silent Film Festival.


G.M. a film by Martin Pickles is a tribute to the work of French Film Pioneer Georges Melies. The film was funded by The London Film Production Fund and received its premiere at the National Film Theatre during the 2001 London Film Festival.