“Composer Paul Herbert’s gorgeous atmospheric music and songs with lyrics by Shakespeare and his near contemporaries, attractively sung by different cast members.” review of A Bunch Of Amateurs at The Watermill Theatre

“There are some beautiful songs from Lear’s Fool composed by Paul Herbert” British Theatre Guide review of A Bunch Of Amateurs at The Watermill Theatre

“Is there a more ecstatic pair of love songs in the canon than I Got Lost in His Arms and They Say Its Wonderful? They’re lovingly played here under the baton of musical director Paul Herbert and gorgeously sung by Anna-Jane Casey” The Stage Review of Annie Get Your Gun at Sheffield Crucible

“The real star here is Paul Herbert whose musical arrangements are superb, breathing new and exciting life into often-heard classics.” Reviews Hub review of Son Of A Preacher Man UK Tour

“No wonder West Side Story still ranks as her favourite musical and she celebrated her 18-year union with ‘One Hand, One Heart’, doing full justice to Sondheim’s sublime lyrics, as she did with a barely recognisable ‘Not While I’m Around’, stunningly rearranged by her musical director Paul Herbert, from Sweeney Todd.” Musical Theatre Review – A Life in the Day – Live at Zedel

“Paul Herbert’s music accents the mood perfectly.” UK Theatre Network review of Sense and Sensibility at The Watermill Theatre

“The extraordinary range of instruments played by the cast adds to these evocations as much as to the gaiety and delight of Bart’s music. Hats and caps off to musical arranger Paul Herbert and musical director Joey Hickman for marshalling these skills, including accordions and tubas, to such thrilling effect.” review of Oliver at The Watermill Theatre

“Paul Herbert’s new musical arrangements are spot on, and they are well tailored to the instrumental skills of the adult actors, who double as a first-class band.” The Oxford Times review of Oliver at The Watermill Theatre

“The Perfect Wife Roadshow, co-commissioned by the Newbury Corn Exchange and the Lincolnshire One Venues, is a sure-fire hit. Paul Herbert has created a dynamic musical score” British Theatre Guide review of The Perfect Wife Roadshow – a new musical written by Paul with Adam Brown, Clare Plested and Amanda Wilshire

“Paul Herbert’s high-octane musical arrangements thrill from the first notes of the opening brass played by as talented a group of actor/musicians as I’ve ever seen on this stage.” review of Thoroughly Modern Mille at The Watermill Theatre

“Paul Herbert’s neat orchestrations are robust enough to be played by a tapdancing brass line when needed and despite restricted resources have texture, filling the theatre without drowning everything else out.” Reviews Gate review of Radio Times (National Tour)

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