Music

Another Paradise with Chand Martinez and Sarah Paul

Sayan has written a wide range of music for theatre productions including soundscapes, incidental music, and full-length musicals. She also writes lyrics. This is a small selection of music. To hear more please visit Soundcloud

MUSIC FOR PLAYS

Opening Music from CALCUTTA KOSHER  
(play by Shelley Silas, Kali Theatre)
Ross’s theme from OSTRICH BOYS  
(Adapted by Carl Miller from Keith Gray’s novel. Birmingham Rep, Young Rep) 
Lorry Nest and Bobo from TRUCKERS  
(Adapted by Bob Eaton from Terry Pratchett’s novel. Directed by Rob Swain, Harrogate Theatre)

Opening Music from ANOTHER PARADISE 
(play by Sayan Kent, Kali Theatre, directed by Janet Steel)
Opening Music from SOCK’EM WITH HONEY
(play by Bapsi Sidwa. Directed by Janet Steel, Kali Theatre)
Highway Code from TRUCKERS 
(Adapted by Bob Eaton from Terry Pratchett’s novel. Directed by Rob Swain, Harrogate Theatre) 
Dress A from CLINGING TO THE ROCK FACE  
(Changing Spaces Physical theatre/ dance. Directed by Heather Jeffery)
Dress C from CLINGING TO THE ROCK FACE
(Changing Spaces Physical theatre/ dance. Directed by Heather Jeffery)
Perfume from CLINGING TO THE ROCK FACE  
(Changing Spaces Physical theatre/ dance. Directed by Heather Jeffery)
Bungy Jump from OSTRICH BOYS 
(Adapted by Carl Miller from Keith Gray’s novel. Birmingham Rep, Young Rep)        
The Great Hall from HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
(by Simon Williams) Belgrade Theatre, directed by Bob Eaton)
Watson Walks Home from HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
(by Simon Williams) Belgrade Theatre, directed by Bob Eaton)
Butterflies on the Moor from HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
(by Simon Williams, Belgrade Theatre, directed by Bob Eaton)
Beryl’s Peril from HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
(adapted by Simon Williams, Belgrade Theatre, directed by Bob Eaton)
End of Act One from ZAMEEN
(play by Satinder Chohan, Arts Theatre, Kali)
Monster Mozart from CHAOS
(play by Azma Dar, Birmingham Rep, Kali)
Mr Rizvi from CHAOS
(play by Azma Dar, Birmingham Rep, Kali)
Theme 4 from THE TURN OF THE SCREW
(adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Henry James as a two hander, starring Sophie Ward and Christopher Cazenove. The music was created using only the sampled voices of the cast. PW Productions/Belgrade Theatre )

TWO
by Jim Cartwright, Royal Court Liverpool

PAPER THIN
by Azma Dar, Kali Theatre tour

A HARD RAIN
by Richard Pinner, Royal Theatre Northampton, community tour

BELLS!
by Yazmin Whittaker Khan. Birmingham Rep /Kali Theatre/ & national tour, directed by Poonam Brah

MUSICALS

MAGGIE MAY
Music and orchestrations. Book by Bob Eaton, Lyrics Sayan Kent and Bob Eaton. Liverpool Royal Court 2018  

“A powerful and emotive production that stays with you long after the show has ended.”

Lowdown Magazine

“Filled with beautifully arranged music and songs”

Liverpool Sound and Vision

THE GOOD COMPANIONS
adapted by Bob Eaton & Sayan Kent from J.B.Priestly. New Victoria Theatre, Stoke 1995, Belgrade Coventry 1998, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick 2002, Wolsey, Ipswich 2003

“many tuneful numbers which caught the spirit of the age splendidly”

John Fox, The Stage

SILAS MARNER
adapted by Bob Eaton & Sayan Kent from George Eliot. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry                             

“A very attractive score by Sayan Kent…The songs, mainly folk ballad in style add to the rural atmosphere of the story without ever dominating it.”

Ann Fitzgerald, The Stage

THE COMMON CHORUS
by Tony Harrison, Staffordshire University. Directed by Rob Marsden

LIMESTONE COWBOY
book music & lyrics by Bob Eaton & Sayan Kent. Belgrade Theatre

“Some toe-tapping original songs that keep you rocking and rolling to the end of the show”

Paul Williams, Evening Telegraph

COUNTRY
book, music, lyrics Bob Eaton & Sayan Kent. New Victoria Theatre, Stoke directed by Bob Eaton, and at Mercury Theatre, Colchester directed by Pat Trueman

“ Into this story is woven a score full of appealing tunes …” 

John Fox, The Stage

“ The potential is there for a seriously big hit with lovers of country music as well as those who have their doubts. I bought the cassette”

Robin Thornber/The Guardian

FACTORY FOLLIES
by Tash Fairbanks. Music co-written with Colin Sell & Juliet E. Hill, Croydon Warehouse Theatre

HOT DORIS THE MUSICAL
by Brendan Murray & The Hot Doris Band. Oval House Theatre

“beautiful crunchy harmony”

Sarah Moore, Spare Rib

BLOODY ELEKTRA
by Michael Crompton, lyrics Michael Crompton & Sayan Kent, Albany Empire, London

“…lunatic, luscious, liberating… the music is an irreverent but tunefully compelling hybrid owing much to’50s rock’n’roll, Weill and Lloyd Webber…”

Ann McFerran, Time Out

72 DAYS
by V.T. Simpson. The Oval House & Tom Allen Centre 

“There is no denying the strong tunes and lyrics..”

Claire Armistead, Financial Times

“The music, simple and strongly melodious”

Paul Lewenstein, Morning Star

“Strong on lyrics and melody”

Stephany Buckler, Lewisham Mercury

MUSICALS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

DINOSAUR DREAMS
by Bob Eaton, based on Hiawyn Oram’s ‘A Boy Wants a Dinosaur’, Unicorn Theatre, London. Directed by Richard Williams.
Nominated for Writers’ Guild Award for best play for Young People

SPANGLEGUTS
written and directed by Jonathan Petherbridge. London Bubble 2006

“Infectiously amusing songs ”

David Gavan, South London Press

THE PHANTOM SAUSAGE
by Bob Eaton. A musical for children. New Wolsey, Ipswich

PANTOMIMES WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC AND SONGS

ALADDIN
book & lyrics Sayan Kent & Bob Eaton, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

DICK WHITTINGTON
book & lyrics by Sayan Kent & Bob Eaton, Belgrade Theatre

MOTHER GOOSE
book & lyrics by Sayan Kent & Bob Eaton, Belgrade Theatre

CINDERELLA
book by Iain Laughlan & Will Brenton. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 1997, Roses Theatre, Tewksbury 1998

“compelling songs from Bob Eaton & Sayan Kent”

Leicester Mercury

OPERA

RED SEED
An operatic work in development, a short extract of which was performed at Grimeborn 2018, Arcola, with international soprano, Jessie Tse.

OTHER MUSIC

Round and Round (Joey’s Song) written for my three-year-old son. Awarded a merit in the Unisong International Song Contest.