"But the lyrics... oh my gosh, the lyrics..."
- Mickey Jo Theatre on In Clay
"Bursting with numbers that feel destined to become classics..."
- All That Dazzles on In Clay
"Music is most emphatically, the strongest weapon in Mr. Miles’ armoury; there are some terrific songs in this piece..."
- The Spy in the Stalls on The Problem with Fletcher Mott
Jack Miles is a composer/lyricist from Suffolk with a Master’s degree with Distinction in Musical Theatre Writing from Goldsmiths University, in London, where he is based.
Current projects include: In Clay, St. Anne Comes Home, The Problem with Fletcher Mott.
In Clay is a new musical with a book by Rebecca Simmonds that combines gypsy jazz with ceramics to sculpt a story of an artist plagued by near misses as she dreams of what could have been. It premiered with a sell-out run a VAULT Festival 2023, where it was nominated for Show of the Week and an Off-Fest Award. The show will return in this year.
St. Anne Comes Home received its debut as part of Iris Theatre’s Summer Season in 2020. This folk musical about community, friendship and compassion played sold-out performances outdoors in the garden of The Actor’s Church produced by Willow Walk Productions.
The Problem with Fletcher Mott, a funk-pop musical about a struggling playwright, was composed as part of his Master’s degree. The show received a sold-out independent production in 2019, and is currently in further development.
In October 2021, Jack was invited to perform a one-night only concert at The Actors' Church as part of Iris Theatre's Platform series, which amplifies rising voices in the early stages of their career. Several songs from this concert were released on streaming platforms.
Alongside composing, Jack is a keen educator, and has worked with students at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) and Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) as a Musical Director and Guest Composer respectively. He is also an associate artist of Profugo Arts, as well as an Iris Theatre Platform Artist.
Jack co-writes for the space western comedy fiction podcast The Kingfisher Chronicles. He also plays bass for singer-songwriter Matt MacGregor, as well as being a BBC Introducing-featured singer-songwriter himself.
He adores the creative work of Stephen Sondheim, Rik Mayall, and the Coen Brothers.