The Night Pirates


  • Wed 06 Sep - Sat 16 Sep
  • Written by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright, adapted & directed by Miranda Larson
    A Rose Theatre Kingston & Nick Brooke Ltd co-production

Julian Butler

Sound Designer

Julian is a composer and sound designer for children's theatre. He wrote the music for Charlie and Lola’s Bestest Play and Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play (BBC Worldwide/Polka Theatre), which have both toured interntationally. He was Sound Designer on Sarah and Duck's Big Top Birthday (MEI /Karrot Entertainment), which is currently touring the UK.

He has written several musicals with Olivier Award winning playwright Mike Kenny, including Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast, both of which are now regularly performed around the world.

Other recent shows include: The Paper Dolls (Polka Theatre/Little Angel); Me and My Cat? (A Thousand Cranes/Bermuda Festival); The Box of Photographs (Polka Theatre); Snow White (Engine House); Just so Stories (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Leaf (Tam Tam Theatre); Under the Rainbow (Polka Theatre/Wilderness Festival); Shake, Rattle and Roll (Polka Theatre); Gorilla (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave (GaGa Theatre).

His own musical Neverland premiered at Lakeside Arts in 2015. He is an Artistic Associate of A Thousand Cranes, and last year was given the ACA Members Award for services to children’s theatre.