These New Puritans
White Lies
Guy Chambers
James Johnston
Kuljit Bhamra
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Isobel Waller-Bridge
Orlando Gough
Valgeir Sigurðsson
Rachel Portman
Anne Dudley
Renell Shaw

Royal & Derngate, Atlantic Screen Music and Phantom Limb present a new charity compilation album: INCIDENTAL: Music For The Stage.

Over the past decade, Royal & Derngate Theatre has commissioned 12 of the most influential composers working today to write original music for the stage – including Number 1 selling musicians White Lies, Guy Chambers and These New Puritans; Oscar and Grammy award winning film composers Rachel Portman and Anne Dudley; leading opera composer Orlando Gough, British Bhangra pioneer Kuljit Bhamra and ground-breaking classical and electronic composers Isobel Waller-Bridge, James Johnston, Bedroom Community's Valgeir Sigurðsson and 2020 Ivor Novello Award winner Renell Shaw.

This charity compilation album presents their original compositions inspired by some of the most famous plays and novels in the English Language, featuring spoken performances by many of the stage’s most acclaimed actors. It raises vital funds to support Royal & Derngate Theatre’s reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic, helping the venue to recover from the devastating impact of a year of enforced closure and enabling the venue to continue to produce their ground-breaking Made in Northampton productions.

Directed by

James Dacre

Creative Producer

Jim Barne

Featuring the voices of

Roger Allam
Simon Russell Beale
Bertie Carvel
Sharon D Clarke
Denis Conway
Judi Dench
Simon Dormandy
Charlotte Emmerson
Stephen Fry
Nicholas Gleaves
Iain Glen
David Harewood
John Heffernan
Michael Henry
Douglas Hodge
Felicity Jones
Asif Khan

Anton Lesser
Emma Lowndes
Joseph Marcell
Taz Munya
James Norton
Maxine Peake
Patricia Routledge
Amanda Seyfried
Lesley Sharp
Jamie Sives
Giles Terera
Joseph Timms
Indira Varma
Jessica Walker
Sophie Ward
Finty Williams
Nicholas Woodeson


Rupert Hollier (Filmtrax), James Vella (Phantom Limb), Rosie Townshend (Royal & Derngate)

Sound Design

David Gregory, Adrienne Quartly and Claire Windsor

Mastering Engineer

Dietrich Schoenemann


Rhona Bitner (Photographic Artwork), Rebecca Pitt (Graphic Design), Studio Renton (Website Design), Phil Bearman (Animation Design)


Seb Armesto, Janet Bakose, Alistair Beaton, Simon Beresford, Martin Borley-Cox, Becki Cockrof, Keiron Cooke, Sara Crathorne, Martin Dacre, Christiaan De Villiers, Tess Dowdeswell, Ronojoy Dam, Dominic Dromgoole, Jo Gordon, Amanda Howson, Ron Hutchinson, Dawn King, Jenny King, John Manning, Heather Mendonça, Rob Nesbitt, Mike Poulton, Neil Rose, Paul Roseby, Audrey Ryan, Martin Thompson, Penny Wesson, Donato Wharton, Anthology Theatre, Classic Spring, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Manchester Royal Exchange, Northern Stage, National Youth Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and all the composers, actors, sound designers and sound engineers who have volunteered their time to this project in support of Royal & Derngate.