Barlow & Smith

”Just A Little” - song written for Janet Salazar

commissioned in partnership with United Nations Decade of Women and University of Wolverhampton

Composer Bella Barlow & Bookwriter/Lyricist A.C. Smith are a new musical theatre writing team who have been described as ‘exceptionally clever’ and a ‘bright new songwriting team’ by the Musical Theatre Review. 

In 2015, they were shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Awards, following a commission of new songs for two-time Olivier Award winner Janie Dee at the Globe Theatre for the London Festival of Cabaret.  They also they released their debut album of new holiday music "Christmas in the City", produced by Ian Shaw. Barlow & Smith have appeared as guests of Kerry Ellis, been featured artists of the week ("Duvet Date Icons") on JemmThree Radio, participated in The Arts Theatre Upstairs "Sunday in the Arts" New Writing Night, and have hosted their own evenings of songs at the Pheasantry and for Theatre Royal Stratford East's Musical Theatre Tuesdays.  Their songs have also appeared in the St James Studio, Aldeburgh Festival, Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, and the Theatre Royal Haymarket as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebration gala. 

Barlow & Smith have created two short musicals for the RE:act new writing programme, ‘The Game’ which premiered at the St. James Theatre and ‘The Next Step’ for HighTide Festival. They are currently at work on a new musical, VANYA’S, which received a work-in-progress sharing at the Criterion Theatre, and has received support from the Old Vic Workrooms for its next stage of development.

They are represented by Rachel Daniels at Berlin Associates.