Russell Hepplewhite is becoming widely known for his operatic, musical theatre and choral music. His ground-breaking operas commissioned by English Touring Opera for young audiences have been widely performed, and have won him much critical acclaim. Russell's choral works are published by Banks Music Publications and Oxford University Press. He is the composer in residence with the Arcubus Ensemble and his first musical Moonfleet received was premiered at the Salisbury Playhouse in April 2018. The forthcoming season sees two new opera premieres and international productions of Laika The Spacedog opening in Switzerland and Paris.