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Bingo Alan Penman

Alan Penman is an Edinburgh based composer, musical director, music educator and sound designer with over 30 years experience.

He trained at the RSAMD (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and his versatility, skill, professionalism and energy have made him a hugely respected musician and educator.

Aladdin Alan Penman

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As well as composing, arranging and producing in his own studio, he regularly scores and arranges for orchestra, choirs, pit band, brass band and contemporary pop/rock/r'n'b.

Alan is a skilled and experienced sound designer, mostly combining this with composing work.

His educational work is extensive and he also lectures at Rose Bruford College and works for Stagecoach and KIC Dance.

Forever-Home Alan Penman


Alan has worked for almost every major theatre company in Scotland as a musical director, arranger and composer.

This year he is working with Sleeping Warrior Theatre Company, Perth Theatre, Macrobert Arts Centre, and Eco Drama.

Oh When The saints

Currently developing the original musical play "Forever Home" with Pauline Lockhart, following a sold out run at A Play Pie and Pint in 2023

Alan Penman Pauline Lockhart

"Penman’s constantly engaging score – which is by turns ­upbeat, urgent and emotive – is ­perfectly attuned to the action."

Mark Brown, The National, review

"Forever Home" Oran Mor

"Penman's original score is one of many highlights, worthy of a West End show itself."  

Robert Dawson Scott, The Times, review

"Cinderella", Royal Lyceum Theatre"


Disney's Goalmouth Alan Penman

Alan has composed music for Disney XD channel, BBC, BBC Scotland, Cbeebies, ITV and BBC Alba.

BBC Mighty Mites Alan Penman

He was also a presenter /composer of the hugely popular "What? Where? When? Why?" for 10 years on BBC Schools.

Jim Jam and Sunny Alan Penman
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