Over the last ten years Drew has written songs and music for some of Australia’s most respected theatre companies. He won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Score/Sound Design for his work on Bell Shakespeare’s Henry V as well as a Green Room Award nomination. Drew has also worked extensively with theatre company Sport for Jove, writing original music for The Libertine, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and Twelfth Night. He also wrote original songs and lyrics for the Sport for Jove/Hot House Theatre company’s production of The River at the End of the Road. Other productions include Titus Andronicus for Cry Havoc and Bell Shakespeare’s The Players/Actors at Work and for the web series comedy, UnImaginary.
In 2014 Drew and his writing partner and wife, Naomi, released an album So Long Lives This featuring original songs based on sonnets by William Shakespeare, which reached number five on the Australian iTunes folk charts.
Drew co-wrote the play The City which enjoyed a highly successful season at the Sydney Opera House in 2021.