Ruth composes for stage, film, television and concert works. Recently she’s been working on: ‘The Hatchling’ (a dragon puppet for the official Queen’s Jubilee Pageant); ‘Play in a Day’ on Sky Arts with Chris Bush (writing a musical in a day!); and 'Beauty and the Seven Beasts' – where seven composers wrote an operatic aria for each sin – where (in her words) she lucked-out with the coolest sin: lust!
“It has been joyful to work on the National Theatre Public Acts scheme and I feel privileged to work with the Donny community. Being a non-northerner (midland imposter!), I really wanted the music to be exciting for the performers to learn and also feel ‘northern’ enough. I have loved every minute creating a community musical adaption to one of Brecht’s classic works!”