Neil Bastian

Musical theatre writer


1.30pm, Thurs 1 June 2023, The Other Palace theatre:

A rehearsed reading of 45 minutes of The Rise and Fall of Vinnie & Paul , starring Max Alexander-Taylor and Charlie McCullagh. Get your £5 tickets NOW!


About me

I'm a London-based musical theatre songwriter/librettist. Watch videos from shows I'm developing: 

Award nominations

Wheatfield with Crows was nominated for the Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize 2022 and I was a finalist in the 2018 Iris Theatre Xmas Factor song competition.

Contact me

As well as my own shows, I'd love to write songs for someone else's passion project. I'm also looking for commissions, so please do get in touch:


"Justly recognised by the gods of musical theatre for his alchemical hook-making..."

Buchan & Barne - The Season

"Neil's talent at writing earworms is unparalleled..."

Hilmi Jaidin - My Neighbour Totoro, Shift+Alt+Right

"Powerful, impressive..."

Musical Theatre Review on 'Wheatfield with Crows'


I'm a member of BML and Mercury Musical Developments.

My songs have been sung all over the West End:

  • Above the Arts
  • Crazy Coqs
  • Iris Theatre
  • Phoenix Arts Club
  • Seven Dials Playhouse
  • Soho Theatre
  • The Other Palace