Romeo & Juliet – Stafford Castle

Romeo Juliet 2022 - Pic Pam Raith

I was asked to Sound Design Romeo & Juliet at Stafford Castle for The Gatehouse Theatre’s 30th Year of producing a Shakespear play at the Castle. I’l take you through some of the design decisions in this post and give you an insight into the system setup and some of the challenges we faced. This […]

Into Battle

1910. Balliol College. Dangerous rifts are appearing between the ‘have’ and the ‘have-nots’. Of the fifty-three freshers who went up some four years earlier, eighteen had been to Eton. In an increasingly personalised and bitter feud, will social influence and wealth prevail over those dedicated to improving the lives of the poor and hungry on […]

Never Lost At Home

Never Lost At Home - Photo Mike Kwasniak

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ipswich Town Football Club’s UEFA Cup win in 1981, the New Wolsey Theatre presents a brand-new musical – Never Lost at Home. An Actor Musician Musical with Click track, Live music, Timed video and surround sound effects. Every show Live Streamed to audiences at home. Shure Axient, Yamaha CL5, Redundant […]

One Man, Two Guvnors

I was sound designer for the Wolsey Theatre and Nuffield Southampton Theatre’s actor musician slant on the popular One Man Two Guvnors. Director: Pete Rowe, Design: Libby, MD: Ben Goddard, LX: Mark Dymock Book By Richard BeanBased on The Servant of Two Masters by Carl Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding  Set in the colourful underworld […]

Grandma Saves The Day!

I was Sound Designer for Grandma saves the day! An actor-musician jukebox style 80’s musical based in Ipswich. It’s Ipswich in the late 1980’s and the Giles family are thrown into confusion when the upwardly mobile Stinkletons move in next door. It takes Grandma Giles to sort it all out with a few swift blows […]

Kiss Me Quickstep

A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich production. Script by Amanda Whittington. Directed by Kirstie Davis, Designer Jess Curtis, Lighting Designer Mark Dymock, Sound Designer James Cook, Choreographer Lucie Pankhurst. Three young couples are striving for glory on the competitive dance circuit – having finally made it to Blackpool’s National Amateur Championships via the motorway hard […]

Once The Musical

I was Sound Designer for Once the Musical produced by the New Wolsey Theatre along with Queens Theatre. Once is a well known modern musical performed by actor-musicians. This brings it’s own challenges with every actor needing to be mic’d along with all of their instruments. The show is a very delicate mix, intentionally sounding […]