Ruth Chan

Theatre includes Aesop’s Fables – Frankie & the Crow (Unicorn Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew, Snow in Midsummer (RSC); Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok (Royal Exchange/Yellow Earth Theatre); Shangri-La (Finborough Theatre); Ikea the Whale (North Devon Fringe Festival); The Last Days of Limehouse (Yellow Earth Theatre); Much Ado about Nothing (Shanghai Repertory Theater); Magical Chairs/There’s Only One Wayne Lee (Southwark Playhouse/Beijing International Fringe Festival); Pilgrimage of the Heart (Camden Etc/Corax Productions); and commissions from the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Grimeborn Festival, Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival, British Film Institute, Chinese Arts Space, Thailand International Composition Festival, Shakespeare Festival Stratford Canada and Pittsburgh Opera Festival.

Documentaries include A Very British Airline, The Balvenie Craftsmen’s DinnerChanging Fortunes, ECO Crime Investigators, The Trouble with Pirates, With the Banned, El Loco de la CatedralAttack of the Pentagon, How Far do Leaves Fall?

Feature films include Faces, The Twisted Tale of Bloody Mary, The Winter Sun is a Lie. Ruth has composed and performed soundtracks to silent films including Around China with a Movie Camera and Piccadilly Revisited. Short films include Nimmerlandverräter (A Clown’s Tale), Tarrience, Mum, Catch, Authority: A Glimpse, Notes, …May Wong, L’arc-en-ciel, Out There, The String Puppet, Variable, Undertow, Lai See, Rajkumari.

Ruth was nominated as best composer at The Stage Debut Awards for her work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has recently completed the Music Theatre Group scheme at the National Theatre. She is working on a new arrangement of Madame Butterfly (Opera Up Close) due to premiere in 2020.