Originally from Ipswich, Suffolk, Francis studied Music at the University of Liverpool.
Musical director - Jersey Boys (UK Tour); Mrs Henderson Presents (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); Tell Me On A Sunday starring Jodie Prenger (national tour); The Hurly Burly Show (Duchess Theatre, West End); An Evening with David Hasselhoff (indigO2); Judy & Liza (national tour); George's Marvellous Medicine (Birmingham Stage Company) and Women On The Verge Of HRT (national tour).
Composing commissions - Ten Minute Musical Challenge and Thirty Minute Musical (Greenwich Theatre); Coat Tales (Elixir Festival, Sadler's Wells); Celtic Journey (Churchill Theatre, Bromley and Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury); Harrison & The Big Church and The Lighthouse (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); The Soul Bird (Rose Theatre, Kingston) and Robinsons Panto Karaoke.
Incidental music and songs - Bleak Expectations and Coral (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); A Daughter Of The Aurora (Proteus and Bodyjam Theatre Companies); George’s Marvellous Medicine (Birmingham Stage); Hansel & Gretel, The Tempest and Rehearsing The Repertoire (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Showstopper (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds and Jermyn St Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest and Centenary Gala (Harrogate Theatre); Mouse & Mole (Tiebreak); The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Starlight - The Dreamcatchers and The Borrowers (Snap) and The Wonkey Donkey (Blunderbus).
Transcriber/arranger -The Hurly Burly Show (Duchess Theatre, West End); So This Is Christmas (Flying Music); Little Belter (Madame Jojo's and national tour); Viva La Drag - The Supreme Fabulettes (national tour); Orchid (Pleasure Garden, Miami); Chandelier (Celebrity Cruises); The Fly Boys and The Kat Pack.
Pantomime - Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Sheffield Lyceum) for Evolution; Peter Pan, Beauty & The Beast, Cinderella and Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen) for Qdos; Peter Pan (New Wimbledon Theatre and Bristol Hippodrome), Cinderella (Liverpool Empire, the city’s Capital of Culture pantomime starring Cilla Black, and New Victoria, Woking) and Aladdin (Theatre Royal, Brighton), all for First Family Entertainment; Robinson Crusoe, Beauty & The Beast, Robin Hood and Cinderella (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin (Queen's Theatre Barnstaple) for Hiss & Boo; Jack & The Beanstalk (Harrogate Theatre).
Television - musical supervisor for David Hasselhoff on Piers Morgan Life Stories and This Morning (itv1).
Practitioner - Composer in Residence, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds; visiting musical director for National Youth Music Theatre, Youth Music Theatre UK, Arts Educational School, Guildford School of Acting, Italia Conti, Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview and The Urdang.