The last remaining members of the human race board the ARK to flee a drowned earth and attempt to recreate civilization on a distant planet in this brand new sci-fi musical by me and award-winning musician Matt Winkworth. What would you take with you? What would be forgotten? These were some of the questions to ponder as our motley crew of the elite, the useful, and those who just paid a lot of money through crowdfunding started to build a new society across the depths of time and space—and at the Old Fire Station in Oxford, where a semi-staged performance of this work in progress was performed to great feedback as part of the Offbeat Oxford festival.

Watch that planet for further developments …

Matt is a remarkable talent, and is creating waves with a number of new shows written with librettist Chris Bush. It was a treat to be the rehearsal and performance pianist for their award-winning musical project, ODD, a contemporary take on Homer’s Odyssey, which was staged at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate Theatre. For more information about Matt’s work, see