"The beginnings of a very exciting new age of theatre... St. Anne is a marvel" - A Younger Theatre on St. Anne Comes Home
"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: St. Anne Comes Home, The Problem with Fletcher Mott, In Clay.
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, it will return in 2022.
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 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.
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.