'William Lyons's music is richly varied in a different way, the singing similarly superb'  - The Independent

 William plays the crumhorn with Damon Albarn and company in Mali, 2015

William plays the crumhorn with Damon Albarn and company in Mali, 2015

'William Lyons’s soul-stirring arrangements for traditional instruments'  - Exeunt Magazine

'incredibly varied music composed by William Lyons'  - British Theatre Guide

‘There’s an authentic medievalism in the costume and set, and in William Lyons’ gorgeous music, all of which suits the Globe perfectly.’ - The Sunday Times

'The music by William Lyons is particularly ingenious; in correlation with adapting the historic script, it too takes a medieval influence, giving it a modern twist. A live band consisting of traditional medieval and renaissance instruments is orchestrated and combined with contemporary electronic beats, creating an innovative and original sound. Traditional folk songs are also intertwined in the music, sung by the cast in a gospel-like style. Altogether, the effect is thrilling and assists in making the performance so engrossing.'  - The Upcoming

'a soundtrack packed with pleasingly glitchy electronica from William Lyons'  - The Resident

‘Music is composed and directed by William Lyons and beautifully played on traditional instruments, including bells and recorders, adding appropriate period atmosphere as well as helping to drive the action.’  - The Stage

‘William Lyons’s score is tinglingly melodic’. -  The Times

'William Lyons' brilliantly evocative music'.  - Cambridge Evening News

'Early music specialist Lyons' lovely score weaves in and out of the story, with medieval instruments underlining the action and emotion.'  - Edinburgh Times

'William Lyons' band of three musicians create a gorgeous soundscape...the three main songs of the evening proving a highlight.'  - The Stage

'Duffy’s poetry is underscored by William Lyons’s eclectic music.'  - The Guardian

'there is a wonderful mash-up score (William Lyons, with Paul Arditti’s sound) from disco to lament to the harsh choral beauty of The Lyke-Wake Dirge'  - Theatre Cat Reviews

'there is a wonderful mash-up score (William Lyons, with Paul Arditti’s sound) from disco to lament to the harsh choral beauty of The Lyke-Wake Dirge'  - Theatre Cat Reviews

'William Lyons, who created the music for Everyman. The latter retains motifs of medieval melodies, but is heavily infused with electronic music and modern day samples, linking the origins and modern setting of the play effectively'  - London Theatre Guide


'Throughout there are some nice nods to the play’s medieval source material, in the wagons of rubbish that circle the stage, in the scattering of Latin and in William Lyons’ music which mixes instruments from the period with traces of Donna Summer.'  - The Stage

These scenes are beautifully staged by John Dove, with a robust, non-heritage score by William Lyons played on virginals, dulcimer, bells, viols and percussion.  - Michael Coveney, The Independent

The trio of musicians in the gallery complement the production well and the music by William Lyons is superb. -  Online Reviews

‘The production is kept at a pace by John Dove’s fine direction, and is complimented by William Lyons's delightful score.’  - UK Theatre Magazine

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'[Everyman's] score by William Lyons is a wild blend of medieval melodies and pulsating electronica' - The Standard