John Pattison - Associate Director and Musical Director
Alison Watt (Artistic Director) and John Pattison (Associate Director and Musical Director) established Scarborough-based Beach Hut Theatre Company in 2007. The company specialises in new writing and its aim is to create outstanding, innovative and entertaining performances in both traditional and non-traditional playing spaces, using original writing, music, digital media and theatrical experimentation in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and further afield.
John Pattison (Associate Director and Musical Director) has extensive past experience in theatre. He has written musicals with Alan Ayckbourn and John Godber and has composed scores for many of Ayckbourn’s West End productions and worked as a Musical Director at The Royal National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also composed scores for Alain Resnais' SMOKING and NO SMOKING movies, winners of 5 Cesar Awards and 1st Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.