Musical Director, London and Surrey

Debbi Clarke

Debbi Clarke – Musical Director

“The numbers come up covered in blue grass-tinged glory as played by Debbi Clarke’s exquisite seven-piece band, visible throughout the show in a little marquee just behind the main stage.”
What’s on Stage

Debbi Clarke (Debbi Lindley) Musical Director, London.
Debbi Clarke is a freelance Musical Director, pianist, accompanist and teacher based in London and Surrey.

A finalist in the 2024 Offies as Musical Director for the Lavender Theatre production of “Annie Get Your Gun”, she completed an MA in Musical Direction at Mountview, graduating with merit in September 2021. A graduate of the London College of Music, she achieved a distinction in her MMus in 2017 in piano performance and accompanying.

As a Musical Director, Debbi has extensive experience of a variety of genres. Her professional approach and ability to put fellow musicians and performers at ease is as important to her as anything else. This creates an excellent working atmosphere, helping to create high quality performances.

Musical Director

Current productions:


Musical Director for: Institute of Arts, Barcelona - Oklahoma!

Debbi has travelled to Spain to work with the Musical Theatre students at the Institute of the Arts, Barcelona. She is Music Director for their forthcoming performance of Oklahoma! as part of their coursework. 8 April – 17 May 2024.

Diva: Live from Hell!

Musical Director for: Blair Russell Productions - Diva: Live from Hell!

Blair Russell Productions brings the award winning show Diva: Live from Hell! back to the stage at the new Kings Head Theatre, Islington. Following the sell out run at the Turbine Theatre in 2022, Debbi returns with Luke Bayer’s one-man performance. Runs from 4-29 June 2024.

After a short break, the show then runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 1-25 August 2024.

Recent productions include:

  • MD | Carrie | Bute Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2024)
  • MD | Cinderella | Camberley Theatre (2023)
  • MD | Good Enough Mums Club | UK Tour | The Good Enough Mums Club (2023)
  • MD | Weekend Covers | The Other Palace | The Unusual Theatre Company (2023)
  • MD | Annie Get Your Gun | Lavender Theatre (2023)
  • MD | Rapunzel | UK Tour | Anton Benson Productions (2023)
  • MD | Powerhouse | Wonderville, Haymarket (2023)
  • MD | Diva! Live from Hell | Cast Album Recording (2023)
  • MD | Costa Cruises Install | Live Business (2023)
  • Keys 2 | No Limits | Turbine Theatre (2023)
  • MD | Pump up the Volume | Turbine Theatre | MTFest (2023)
  • MD | TUI Sensorati | Live Business (2023)
  • MD | Stranger Sings | The Vaults, Waterloo (2022/3)
  • Asst MD | Red Book | Workshop (2022)
  • MD | Diva! Live from Hell | Turbine Theatre | The Unusual Theatre Company (2022)
  • Asst MD | Bonnie & Clyde | Arts Theatre, West End | DLAP Productions (2022)
  • MD & Rep Coach | ICMT and Performers College (2022 – present)
  • MD | Beauty and the Beast Pantomime | Swan Theatre, Worcester (2021/2)
  • MD | Liminal | Kings Head Theatre, Islington (2021)

For the full list, please see Past Work.

She is also a proficient Mainstage programmer, arranger and orchestrator.

Debbi Clarke (Debbi Lindley) Musical Director London. Close up of hands playing a Steinway Piano.Musical Directorial Services

Debbi’s skills and experience as an MD include: accompanying rehearsals, audition playing and sight reading, coaching singers and leading vocal warm ups, conducting on both stick and keys, and playing in orchestral pits. Services include:

  • Rehearsals
  • Conducting
  • Individual and group vocal coaching
  • Vocal and instrumental performance
  • Copyist work
  • Piano or instrumental backing tracks for personal rehearsal or shows


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