Director, writer and composer Bill Barclay is artistic director of Concert Theatre Works. Barclay’s work as writer, composer, director and producer ranges from Broadway and The Hollywood Bowl to Buckingham Palace and the Olympic Torch. He was director of music at Shakespeare’s Globe from 2012-2019.

The World Premiere of Letters to a Young Poet, directed by Bill Barclay is at the 2023 Aldeburgh Festival on June 24. With Ravel and Debussy's string quartets performed by the Brodsky Quartet, this concert-theatre work explores poet Rilke’s famous letters to the “young poet” Franz Kappus, as well as the letters of the young poet himself.