About the Authors

Marc Folan is a composer/lyricist who is currently writing his 5th musical.  His last production, "A Little Princess", was staged "Off-Broadway" by Kids of the Arts in New York in May 2014.


And in Summer 2017 NYMT (National Youth Music Theatre) are workshopping the latest revision of A Little Princess.


His musical - A Knight at the Museum - was workshopped in LA in February 2015 at the ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop and Marc was recently a finalist in the Styles and Drew Song of the Year competition in London.


Marc is a Professional Writer member of Mercury Musical Developments (a London-based collective) and has had several productions of another of his musicals "When It Rains..." staged in UK.

He has written music for BBC trailers, ITV ads and CH4 documentaries.

He also writes music for corporate clients who include The Metropolitan Police, BBC Good Food, Haringey Council, Tribal, AQA and Do The Green Thing and recently scored his first full length feature film "Eden Lodge".


Jim Batten is a musician and writer, namely writing comedy for BBC Radio 4's topical news show 'Weekending' and London Weekend Television's comedy sketch shows for Kate Robbins, Gary Wilmot and Hale and Pace...... Then Jim fell in love; and woke up on a beach twelve years later, with a wife, three children and a huge mortgage; and has since been cajoled by Marc Folan to write again.... funny old world....

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