Jonathan Girling

  • The hostage video - soon to appear on Al Jereeza news.

  • The American Pilot flat out

  • Jonathan giving the santur player, Ali, some tips

  • Ali getting ready for a performance

The American Pilot

RSC production dir: Ramin Gray (2005-06). Designer: Lizzie Clachan. Written by David Greig. Last production in the old TOP in Stratford before touring UK.

My full RSC debut as composer and musical director, with many thanks to John Woolf, to Michael Boyd and Ramin Gray for the opportunity.  Ali was the brilliant santur player from Iran, with a stella cast including Jonathan Slinger, Paul Chahidi, Sinead Keegan, Tom Hodgkins & David Rintoul.  Some great singing from the cast, and a beautiful solo from Sinead to the American Pilot, David Rogers, later in the show.