Martin Ward / Press

“Colourful, tuneful, poignant, entertaining - you can’t ask for much more from a show. (review of ‘Skitterbang Island’ 2010)”

The Stage

“Martin Ward’s astonishingly complex score (…we are talking Sondheim levels of sophistication) is a really attractive piece of work…veering from sea shanty to neo-Bernstein to eerie modernist string quartet…modulating, veering around time-signatures, breezy and not at all superficial. (review of ‘The Whale Savers' 2010)”

Opera Now

“The ballet’s best feature is its score... romping tunes and fabulous orchestrations that send the house out humming. (review for ‘The Canterville Ghost' 2006)”

Independent on Sunday

“Martin Ward’s jazzy score is an absolute delight. (review for ‘Pinocchio’ 2005)”

Daily Telegraph

“...it is clever and endearing and it is made more irresistible by Martin Ward’s atmospheric score. (review for ‘Wind in the Willows’ 2003)”

The Guardian