Goldilocks at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. I was lucky enough to be asked to sound design the panto in Ipswich again this year. We had the usual setup of actor musicians playing a variety of instruments! Peter Rowe — Director & Writer Cleo Pettitt — Set & Costume Designer Ben Goddard — Musical Supervisor […]
Aladdin at Derby Arena DIRECTOR Mark Chatterton ARRANGEMENTS Dave Culling LIGHTING DESIGNER David Phillips PRODUCERS Alan Bowles and Morgan Brind PRODUCTION MANAGER Alan Bowles WRITER / DESIGNER Morgan Brind CHOREOGRAPHER Rae Piper SOUND DESIGNER James Cook
After an extra year of beauty sleep, the Derby Arena pantomime is back with a bang!
Jack and the Beanstalk
I Sound Designed Jack and the Beanstalk at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. It’s a wirlwind of a show with integrated video elements and live actor musicians singing and playing the songs.
Never Lost At Home
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 […]
The Snow Queen
I Sound Designed The Snow Queen for the Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich in 2020. We managed to produce and perform the show inbetween local lockdowns during the Covid-19 Pandemic both to an audience in the theatre, and live streamed every show to an audience at home and around the world. To minimise contact between the […]
Once – UK Tour
A Broadway and West End hit musical that’s a ravishing love story with a bittersweet difference, Once casts a spell over the audience just as its two lead characters cast a spell over each other. I am Sound Designer for Once UK Tour 2020. It is a re-mount of the previously successful co-production the Wolsey & Hornchurch […]
Aladdin – Rock n Roll Panto
I was Sound Designer for the New Wolsey Theatre’s Panto – Aladdin. Written by Pete Rowe Directed by Kate Golledge Designed by Rebecca Brower Choreographed by Darragh O’Leary Musical Director Barnaby Southgate Lighting design by Richard G Jones Sound Design by James Cook Production photographs taken by Mike Kwasniak
BYMT – The Dickens Girls
I was Sound Designer for BYMT’s The Dickens Girls. With a band of 6 lead by Oli Jackson, the cast performed the musical with just one week rehearsal! Winner of the BYMT New Music Theatre Award 2019
IODS – The Addams Family
The Addams Family – Sound Design. Opp: Shaun Emmerson.
Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors performed at the Plesance theatre in Islington for London Studio Center’s Seedtime company. I sound designed with Peter Hazelwood as Sound #2. Lighting design by David Phillips.
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 […]
Best Sound Design Award
I was nominated for an award at The Great British Pantomime awards 2019 and won Best Sound Design!
Jack and the Beanstalk
I Sound designed Jack And The Beanstalk for Little Wolf Entertainment at Derby Arena. This involved complete system design, sourcing sound effects, and crafting the overall sound of the show. Some pics on the read more..
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 […]
I was Sound Designer and Sound #1 for Seedtime 2018’s Legally Blonde from London Studio Centre. An intensive tech period lead to two casts of about 40 students performing over 2 weeks.
Our Blue Heaven
The Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich created a piece of theatre to commemorate Ipswich Town FC’s FA Cup win in 1978. The piece followed the storylines of different families on the lead up to the FA Cup win including all of the games in the tournament. A band of actor musicians were used as a soundtrack […]
Beauty & The Beast
I was Sound Designer for Queens Theatre Hornchurch’s production of Beauty & The Beast 2017. Working with a wonderful creative team including Director Martin Berry, Designer Keith Orton, Lighting Designer Prema Mehta, Musical Director Dan de Cruz, Choreographer Sundeep Kent.
Oxy & The Morons
I Designed the sound for the world premier of Oxy & The Morons at the Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. A Brand New Punk Musical By Paul Sirett, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones
Sinbad Rock & Roll Panto
I was Production Sound Engineer for the Wolsey Theatre’s Rock & Roll Panto. This involved Prepping hired equipment, installing the show and assisting with the tech both programming and design.
Made in Dagenham
Jackie the Musical
I was Sound #1 on Jackie the Musical UK Tour 2016, working alongside George Chatburn as #2, Simon King as Production Engineer, and Bobby Aitken as Sound Designer.
Sword in the Stone
I was Sound Engineer on the Wolsey Theatre’s production of The Sword in the Stone this year. I programmed and opped the CL3 throughout the run. All the cast were on headmics which aided with the underscore on the intro on the majority of the songs. As usual, handhelds were used for the songs.
Qlab, Joss & Evelyn
Joss Arnot’s Dance Company had their production week and first couple of shows at Dance East.
The Wolsey Theatre put on their biggest musical yet with 17 talented Actor/Musicians, over 40 instruments and an array of LED video wall.
The Gallery Players put on a great production of Hairspray. Sound designer was Simon Deacon from Crosslight & Sound. I was on hand to help with the sound design in the relatively small amount of time there was to mix the show.