This spring Tamsin is reuniting with composer Scott Stroman (with whom she wrote 'Fables', 2015) to adapt Nick Hornby's football memoir 'Fever Pitch' for Highbury Opera Theatre. It will be performed just down the road from Hornby's beloved Arsenal, at Highbuury's Union Chapel in September 2017.
Tamsin has written the lyrics for 'Winter', a new choral piece by rising composer Rebecca Dale, commissioned for the internationally-recognised choral ensemble Voces 8. It is the title track of their forthcoming new album 'Winter', released by Decca on 21st October 2016. Available as CD or download. Further details at http://www.deccaclassics.com/gb/cat/4830968
Tamsin produced and directed a typically eclectic list of audiobooks in 2016, earning herself a nomination for Audiobook Producer of the Year (Radio Independents' Group).
Highlights included Rather Be the Devil (Ian Rankin, reader James McPherson, Earphones Awar 2017); Grief is a Thing with Feathers (Max Porter, Reader Jot Davies); Bridget Jones's Baby (Helen Fielding, reader Samantha Bond; A Country Road, A Tree (Jo Baker, reader David Rintoul); Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain (Barney Norris, readers - Christopher Benjamin, Claire Skinner, James Doherty, Hasan Dixon, Linda Bassett and Joe Jameson; Augustown (Kei Millar, reader, Dona Croll; Thin Air (Michelle Paver, reader Daniel Weyman; Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte, reader Thandie Newton).
Projects for 2017 so far include:
In Another Country. David Constantine's haunting, delicate short stories. Read by Juliet Stevenson and Sir Derek Jacobi.
Bleaker House. A young author heads for the isolation of the Falkland Islands in seaarch of creative inspiration. Written and read by Nell Stevens.
Amazon Adventure/South Sea Adventure. Willard Price's 1950s adventure series sees brothers Hal and Roger travel the world in search of rare animals. Attenborough meets James Bond meets Scooby Doo... Swashbucklingly read by Daniel Weyman.
Istanbul. Bettany Hughes views world history through the epic tale of an ever-changing city. Read by the author.
Nothing But Trouble. Kerry Wilkinson's popular Manchester DI, Jessica Daniel, is back on the case. Read by Becky Hindley.
Let Go My Hand. Edward Docx's new novel tells of the darkly comic but moving relationship between a father and his sons. Read by Daniel Weyman.
The Burning/A Time to Kill. Two new M.R. Hall thrillers featuring coroner Jenny Cooper. Read by Sian Thomas.
Mars Rover is a 1 Act children's musical about a headstrong Mars Rover and her exasperated NASA Controller. It made the shortlist for the 2015 S&S Award for Best Unproduced Musical of the Year and is under consideration for inclusion in the 2016 MMD Beam Showcase week in March next year. Currently under development.
Mars Rover (Book, German Munoz; Music, Jennifer Lucy Cook; Lyrics, Tamsin Collison)
DESTINY: Oh, my Gosh, I don’t believe this You have no imagination Can’t you see this chance could take us To the top? It’s the time to raise our game, It’s the way to make our name, It’s the reason humans came to Mars, so - JEFFERSON: STOP! DESTINY: But, Jefferson, if I find life Our story will amaze the world, And knock the critics Right out of their socks! JEFFERSON: Say, Destiny... DESTINY: Yes, Jefferson? JEFFERSON: Shut up And look at the rocks!
Listen to clips from Tamsin's new album Under Your Spell.