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Lillian is an Associate Artist and regularly composes music for 1927 Theatre Company. When company directors’ Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt asked her to score an early work called “Alexander Frador” in 2006, performing in a London cabaret club, a new and exciting path led Lillian into the beautiful collaborative and wonky world  of 1927. As a four piece alongside the charmingly talented Esme Appleton, the company have enjoyed success with the following shows:

Golem by 1927

1927’s latest stage production. It has opened to 5 star reviews from The Financial Times, Evening Standard, The Times, The Telegraph. The show is currently running until 22nd May 2015 at The Trafalgar Studios, West End

Buy Tickets for the Trafalgar Studios run until 22nd May 2015


 “I would buy the soundtrack” Listen to BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review here  
GOLEM by 1927

★★★★ “Beguiling original music” (Time Out)
★★★★★ “Henley supplies rich complementary score that ranges from Satiesque doodles to super-naff punk band Annie and the Underdogs” (What’s On Stage)
★★★★ “Lillian Henley’s score, which deserves a show if it’s own, is brilliantly jazzy” (Mail on Sunday)
★★★★★ “It incorporates nods to figures ranging from playwrights Karel Capek and F. Durrenmatt to punk diva Poly Styrene and her band X-ray Spex…” (The Financial Times)

“The joy is in the detail… impeccable, arch spoken delivery of the cast (and) Lillian Henley’s all-too believable music for revolutionary punk band Annie and the Underdogs…” (The Arts Desk)


And listen to Lillian on NPR, broadcasted first in the USA 5th January 2015. The Theater Company Is 1927; The Technology Is Cutting Edge : Parallels : NPR.
NPR The theatre Company is 1927, the technology is cutting edge

The Animals and Children Took to the Streets by 1927

The show premiered in the Sydney Opera House, Australia October 2010, and toured extensively across USA, UK, Australia and Asia.

Lillian composed the original score touring the production for three years as an original company cast member.  Lillian visited the National Theatre twice with the show at the Lyttelton Stage. The show was last performed at the National Theatre in May 2014.

In 2013 Lillian worked as the musical director and composer on the recast tour in 2013. Role: Composer, Pianist & Lead Singer

2011, Long listed for Best Newcomer, The Evening Standard Awards
2010, Winner of Best Entertainment, Off West End Awards (OFFIES)

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by 1927

The show premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007 and toured internationally into June 2010, winning an unprecedented 5 awards. Role: Composer, Pianist & Singer

2009, The Empty Space Peter Brooke Award
2008, Nominated for a Drama Desk Award
2007, Fringe First Award
2007, Herald Angel Award
2007, Arches Brick Award
2007, Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award
2007, Total Theatre Award – Best New Emerging Theatre Company

Video: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | Stage | The Guardian

★★★★”Enchanting original score” (Australian Stage)
★★★★”It’s the seamless integration of all elements and the talents of the four members of company that makes this show such a delightful diversion” (New Zealand Herald)

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