Having interviewed countless artists, in all shapes and sizes, over the years I can attest to the fact that most feel their work is never truly done.

But when it came to composing the music for Falling in Love with Frida, east Londoner Dan Hayes said he felt a true, and rare, sense of completion.

"As a creative you often have those feelings afterwards that you might have done something differently or better but I certainly didn’t have it this time, " says the 31-year-old who has created music for Chanel, MTV, The Discovery Channel and the Rugby League World Cup Opening Ceremony.

He created a Mexican-flavoured soundtrack for the theatre show which comes to Sadlers Wells next week as part of a national tour. It is an exploration of the life, loves and legacy of artist Frida Kahlo, who has become famous for her iconic images, many self portraits, but is rarely remembered or acknowledged as a disabled artist.

Caroline Bowditch, herself a disabled artist, created the performance to reclaim this aspect of Frida and as an enquiry into if and how we shape what we are remembered for.

She asked Dan, who grew up in Finsbury Park but moved to Hackney 10 years ago, to create the music for the piece based on Mariach bands she recorded on the Mexican streets and a CD of Frida's favourite music.

Dan admits he knew little about the artist but, like so many before him, became enthralled by her life.

"I can see why Caroline has made a piece about her.

"Women in history are often quite quiet, especially from that era, and she clearly was not going to be ignored or be demure. She was very much in the forefront and involved in everything that was going on.

"And also she had that wonderful thing of not letting the bad things in life stopping you from doing all the good things in life- her disability and relationship with her crazy husband and how he treated her- she just perpetually seemed to be able to bounce back, which I think is a wonderful trait."

Frida suffered lifelong health problems, many caused by a traffic accident when she was 18, which left her with a broken spinal column, collarbone, ribs, pelvis, eleven fractures in her right leg, a crushed and dislocated right foot, and a dislocated shoulder. In addition, an iron handrail pierced her abdomen and her uterus.

She also had a tempestuous relationship with husband and fellow artist Diego Rivera.

But she never let any of this stop her, continuing to paint and just a few days before her death in 1954 she participated in a demonstration against the CIA invasion of Guatemala.

Dan, who met Caroline eight-years-ago through East London Dance, used piano, trumpet, ukelele and even the sounds of Caroline's own wheelchair to create the soundtrack that is joyful and rich but has a vein of sadness running through it-much like Frida's own life.

He says: "I started with a theme that runs throughout the whole composition, a refrain, as I wanted there to be something in every piece of music that you would recognise. And then I set about over-producing and deconstructing that theme down to its most basic form.

"Always when you are trying to make music for dance and theatre you are trying to complement what is going on on-stage rather than be at the forefront."

Dan decided he wanted to be a musician aged six when his mum took him to see Humphrey Lyttelton and The Jiving Lindy Hoppers, joined his first band Jesse James straight out of school and has been a session musician for the likes of The Pogues and Man Like Me and he is now working towards releasing an album with is band Fine Print.

He took his entire studio up to Glasgow to work with Caroline to perfect the music for Falling in Love with Frida, which won a Herald Angel Award at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe.

He says: "Rather than being a timeline of Frida’s life is much more Caroline's experience of discovering Frida and comparing herself to Frida, or wanting to compare herself to Frida.

"One of the main things about Frida that you don’t really ever hear is that she was a disabled artist, you don’t ever read about it and it’s not how she sold.

"And it’s important to Caroline to transcend being a disabled artist and to just being labelled an artist- that’s the only label I would give her and I have never felt like her disability is a barrier to cross.

"But then at the same time she wanted to reclaim Frida as a disabled artist and show how she had this horrible accident but still managed to become an artist."

All performances and free post-show talks are BSL interpreted with an audio-described performance on Tuesday at 8pm.

Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Islington, EC1R 4TN, Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6, 8pm, Tuesday matinee at 3:30pm. Details: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com