Clive has been Editor at Limelight magazine since 2015, having previously worked in classical music retail in Sydney and contributed to Limelight as a freelance writer. He moved to Australia in 2008 following a successful career as a singer, director and dramaturge in the UK. As Sir Nicholas Hytner’s music theatre consultant for five years at London’s National Theatre, he worked on many new projects including Caroline, or Change and the new British musical London Road. As a musical theatre director he worked with Stephen Sondheim, premiering his first musical, Saturday Night, in 1997. He has also worked with Cy Coleman and most of the important younger American composers such as Adam Guettel, Michael John LaChiusa and Jason Robert Brown. Clive has written features and reviews on a wide range of musical topics, but is especially enthusiastic about all things to do with opera, early music and the byways of British classical music. Recent favourite interviews have included Christoph von Dohnányi, Jessye Norman, Jonas Kaufmann, Menahem Pressler and Dame Julie Andrews. He believes passionately in the future of classical music, the importance of honest and informed journalism, and the need to excite, inform and entertain the next generation of arts lovers.
The union will work to effect change after its research found alarming levels of bullying in Australian opera and sexual harassment in theatre.