KS Lewkowicz

KS Lewkowicz

Composer and lyricist for musical theatre

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Karl lives and works in London, where he has a close ongoing working relationship with the Arcola Theatre in London’s off West End, the theatre where most of his writing has been developed. Most recently with playwright Amy Rosenthal  he wrote the music and lyrics for The Queen and I for the Arcola theatre with Mehmet Ergen directing. With playwright Judith Johnson he wrote music and lyrics for Goodbye Barcelona – a musical about the International Brigades, premiered at the Arcola Theatre in London in 2011 and produced at the Teatre Del Raval in Barcelona in 2013/2014 winning Best Spanish musical award and produced in Madrid in 2016.
His previous musical - also with Judith Johnson – was Release The Beat, a musical adaptation of Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in London’s clubland and premiered at the Arcola Theatre in 2004.
Other writing includes music and lyrics for an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky for the Arcola Theatre aimed at school children in Dalston and Hackney, a musical adaptation of Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock, and improvised scenes for London’s Paddington Arts Youth Theatre Group. directed by Mehmet Ergen and Ray Shell and a musical adaptation of Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock.
He was invited to participate in the inaugural Stratford East Theatre Royal Musical Theatre Workshop in 1999. The course allows writers from various disciplines to spend 4 weeks writing together under the auspices of tutors from New York’s Tisch School Musical Theatre course.
HE Music Diploma - Morley College in London 2012 –2013
Courses at the City Lit Institute, Goldsmiths College and Morley College.
Musical Analysis with Andrew Friesner - RAM, and composition with Erick Flores - RCM

Work History

The Queen and I - http://thequeenandimusical.com/

May 2015 - Present

Composer and lyricist for musical theatre - KS Lewkowicz

Jan 1999 - Present

Goodbye Barcelona - http://goodbyebarcelona.com/

Jul 2005 - Dec 2011

Release The Beat - http://releasethebeat.com/

Jan 1999 - Aug 2004


Music - Music Diploma - City Lit, Morley College and Goldsmith College

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014


  • Composer
  • lyricist
  • Music