Ian MacGregor's musical director credits include: The Big Life Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue (Olivier Award Nomination for Best New Musical), Cinderella Theatre Royal Stratford East (Olivier Award Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre), Devilish! Landor Theatre, A Christmas Carol Arts Theatre Leicester Square, Once On This Island Birmingham Rep, Nottingham Playhouse, Hackney Empire, The Wizard of Oz Royal & Derngate, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Millfield Theatre.
Ian has a long relationship with the Theatre Royal Stratford East, and has been musical director for a number of pantomimes. Please follow the link to Theatre Royal Stratford East for more information.
He is also the producer and co-composer in collaboration with Matthew James Thomas of the original new musical Malenkaya. A concert performance of the musical is currently being planned for 2019 in London.
Ian has worked with directors including Laurie Sansom, Susie McKenna, Clint Dyer, Dawn Reid and Kerry Michael.
The Big Life
**** "It's an astonishing night, and in what is proving to be a golden period for new British musicals, The Big Life can happily stand comparison with both Billy Elliot and Mary Poppins" - The Telegraph
**** "Paul Joseph's ska-styled tunes, played by an on-stage band in angels' wings, are irrepressible too" - The Guardian
**** "The four-piece band under the musical direction of Ian MacGregor were positively throbbing with vitality. An enjoyable, fun and undemanding musical frolic" - Theatre And Performance Magazine
"Powerful voices brought depth to the rich ensemble sounds carved out by musical director Ian MacGregor" - British Theatre Guide
Once On This Island
"You won't see anything more beautiful in theatre this year. The show generally rolls briskly along through a series of engaging song-and-dance routines, driven by a dynamic on-stage band" - Birmingham Post
A Christmas Carol
**** "This version of the story mixes genuine Dickensian flavour with adroit, witty acting and stage craft, and it's full of heart. The songs are fresh and beguiling, supervised by musical director Ian MacGregor in the gallery" - Whatsonstage
The Wizard of Oz
"It's always fantastic to see a band in the Royal's pit, this time a tight foursome under musical director Ian MacGregor" - Whatsonstage