As a composer, Will has written music and lyrics for a number of shows:
A Mother's War in Herstoric | Drayton Arms Theatre | 2019
"Both shows follow in the footsteps of Six and, dare I say it, Hamilton."
"The brilliant writing of Will Drake, whose passion for this period has been poured into every aspect of this play."
Gwen in The Ceiling Project | Bishopsgate Institute | 2019
The Single Lady with Lauren Brewer | Edinburgh Fringe | 2022
"Drake’s music is incredible, ranging from ballads to raps that are full of rich harmonies and competing melodies that are enjoyable to listen to."
DINA! The Musical with Vivienne Shaw | Durham Drama Festival | 2023
"One of the stand-out features of the production is the original soundtrack... with incredible lyrics and melody."
- Emily O'Mullane, The Palatinate
The Single Lady won the award for 'Best New Writing' at the Durham Student Theatre awards, whilst DINA! The Musical was given the 'Judges' Choice Award' at the Durham Drama Festival. In addition, the Fringe run of The Single Lady won the award for 'Best Musical' at The Derek Awards.
Will has also been working on music for Lawmage Academy, an RPG fantasy video game set for release in November 2023.