Van Winkle - a folk musical

A retelling
of Washington Irving's
"Rip Van Winkle"


Caroline Wigmore is a London based musical theatre writer and composer originally from Minnesota. She holds a BA in Musical Theatre Writing from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Musical Theatre Writing from University of London, Goldsmiths.

She has a particular interest in dark folklore, classic literature and historical pieces. Other works include The Little Match Girl, Cupid and Psyche, Pilgrim's Progress, Gute Nacht and Surplus Women.

The Van Winkle concept recording, which was released under SimG Productions, was named among the 2014 "20 New Musical Theatre Recordings to Watch for" by Broadway World. The Album was also nominated for Best New Concept Album by Broadway World. Van Winkle also won a place in London's 2014 From Page to Stage showcase. The 2014 S&S Award, which awards the "best new yet-to-be produced new musical" named Van Winkle among the top 3, with the title Highly Commended.

Jen Green is a London-based orchestrator, arranger and composer. She read music at Worcester College, Oxford, and holds an MA in Musical Theatre from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Credits as arranger/orchestrator include D-Day: 70 Years on (BBC Radio 2), From Hackney to Hollywood: The Don Black Songbook (UK tour), Dance 'Til Dawn (UK tour, additional orchestrations), JFK: Minute by Minute (BBC Radio 2), The Dambusters 70 Years On (BBC Radio 2), 12 Hours to Please Me (BBC Radio 2/BBC 4), Mercury Musical Development 20th Anniversary Gala(Novello Theatre), A Musical Night of Queen (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic), Titanic: Minute by Minute (BBC Radio 2), The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Singalong (Royal Albert Hall).

Assistant orchestrator credits include I Can't Sing! The X-Factor Musical (London Palladium), National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage (National Theatre/BBC 2), Symphonic Coldplay (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). Jen has arranged for vocal groups including the Wellensian Consort, the New London Children's Choir and the Starling Singers.