Nehemiah tells the tale of a man with a dream to rebuild the crumbled walls of his homeland. Equipped with nothing but faith and a vision, he embarks on this seemingly unachievable journey, facing opposition from all sides, to restore the lost identity of a nation.
Naomi’s latest work Nehemiah The Musical made its debut performance in the Atmospheres Festival 2019 at RWCMD. West End actors made the trip to Wales with up-and-coming Director Anne Christelle Zanzen to workshop her musical, and are taking it to be showcased at BEAM 2020.
As a Composition graduate of Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Naomi was scouted by external directors to compose for in house plays, including; Candide, The Agony and the Style & The Sicilian courtesan
Naomi Lane won the Hampshire Music Award 2010 and composed her first full-length musical Arthur Pendragon before the age of sixteen. She was also tasked with setting lyrics written by Guardian writer David Boyle, to music; The Danube Blues.
Musical style is expressing yourself through music. It’s something that fundamentally comes from within, and it manifests itself in the way you say a word, through the accent you have, or the notes that you choose to put on paper. Music is more than just notes on a page- that’s just what you see. Composing isn’t about telling a story, it is storytelling; getting the listener to feel what they need to feel.