Sound Design and Composition credits (Theatre)

2019-20 Theatre Productions:

My Mother Said I Never Should directed by Katie Posner

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice directed by Zoë Waterman (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick)

Noughts & Crosses directed by Esther Richardson & Corey Campbell (Pilot Theatre UK Tour)

The Coram Boy directed by Adam Penford (Nottingham Playhouse);

The Fishermen directed by Jack McNamara (New Perspectives Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Trafalgar Studios London)

One Man Two Guvnors directed by Sarah Brigham (Derby Theatre)

trade directed byJack McNamara (New Perspectives UK Tour)

The Beauty Queen of Leenane  directed by Mark Babych (Hull Truck Theatre)

TWO directed by Mark Babych (Hull Truck Theatre)

Queer Lady M directed by Ben Spiller (1623 Theatre Co)

Holes directed by Adam Penford (UK Tour)

Pepper & Honey directed by Mathilda Branson ( NotNow Collective)

Crongton Knights directed by Esther Richardson & Corey Campbell (Pilot Theatre UK Tour)

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood written and directed by Kenneth Alan Taylor (Nottingham Playhouse)

Peter Pan (Little Wolf & Derby Arena). 

Previous works:

In excess of a hundred productions for both subsidised regional theatres across the UK and commercial West End and UK Touring productions. Producers include Nottingham Playhouse, Derby Theatre, Curve Leicester, Hull Truck, HOME Manchester, Mercury Theatre Colchester, York Theatre Royal, Pilot Theatre, Coventry Belgrade, Greenwich Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Ovalhouse London, Tristan Bates Theatre, Liverpool Playhouse, West Yorkshire Playhouse, New London Theatre, Teatro Nazionale Milan, Bristol Old Vic, CAST Doncaster, New Perspectives, Theatre by the Lake Keswick, Northampton Royal Theatre, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Derby Playhouse, Qdos, First Entertainments, Stage Entertainment, Leicester Haymarket, Salisbury Playhouse, Cheltenham Everyman, Lakeside Nottingham, Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Oldham Coliseum, Really Useful Group, Bill Kenwright Ltd.

Podcast / Recorded Drama

Place Prints A 2020 podcast series of audio plays/audio walks set in various locations across the UK with significant ancient historical resonance. Written by David Rudkin, directed by Jack McNamara and produced by New Perspectives and featuring Juliet Stevenson, Toby Jones, Josie Lawrence, Stephen Rea, Micheal Pennington and Tyrone Huggins. This series is to be launched publicly on 15th June 2020 and can be found on Apple Podcasts here https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/placeprints/id1515268907 or on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/show/3UFfXUNChuprbdE9nTiPBK?si=15bsC8pIQZOvZrgmbaWxtg . Excerpts along with films made to accompany the series and other information can be viewed at https://www.newperspectives.co.uk/?idno=1168&s=82 

Bodies in the LibraryBodies in the Library was a 2011 project directed by Kate Chapman for the Theatre Writing Partnership. It was mostly recorded in the soon to be closed Birmingham City Library prior to its re-housing in a new purpose built building. The material is drawn from fictional a “radio play” recorded en site as well as recordings of local architecture historians and bespoke music and effects. A link to it on my Soundcloud page is here https://soundcloud.com/poeticalmachines/sets/bodies-in-the-library

Threads  An audio walk/radio play through Nottingham City Centre. Written by Andy Barrett, this was made in 2011, for the European Theatre Convention hosted by Nottingham Playhouse. All the parts were recorded on location and then edited and embellished with extra music and effects. A link to it on my Soundcloud page is here https://soundcloud.com/poeticalmachines/sets/threads

Red Skies over TowthorpeThis was commissioned by The Theatre Writing partnership in 2011/12 and formed a fictionalised audio tour of the grounds of Belton House in Lincolnshire. Aimed at young audiences it was told from the point of view of a boy growing as one of the workers on the estate and had an element of ‘whodunnit’ with puzzles and riddles to solve along the way. A link to excerpts from it on my Soundcloud page is here https://soundcloud.com/poeticalmachines/sets/red-skies-over-towthorpe

VisibleVisible was a project produced by the Theatre Writing Partnership. This project brought together members of the public in Newark, East Midlands to write short plays that were based on local areas or history which were then recorded with professional actors directed by Kate Chapman on location in and around Newark with ambiences and sound effects also recorded in the town. A link to it on my Soundcloud page is here https://soundcloud.com/poeticalmachines/sets/visible

Heritage Projects/Audio Installations

Objects of Love, Hope and Fear, Derby Museum. An interactive installation featuring a matrix of 64 pressure sensitive pads that trigger different samples and loops of instruments in the collection that are too fragile for public use, allowing the public to experience “jamming’ together. Built from a series of workshops and recording sessions with community groups and professional musicians. Additional to the interactive installation is an extended looping music composition mixed for a multi-room/speaker installation throughout the gallery’s three areas, inspired by items within the collection and the experience of composing in the gallery while it was under refurbishment in preparation for opening. Some music from the installation can be found here https://soundcloud.com/poeticalmachines/sets/objects-of-love-hope-and-fear

Finding Lines: Derby Museums and Galleries. A call to action piece with a micro computer (Pi) built into an old telephone generating different responses to dialling. These recordings were dialogue from diverse voices in the style of an inner critic together with long ambient and abstract soundscapes. This was part of a wider interactive exhibit encouraging the public to draw. https://poeticalmachines.co.uk/project/the-amazing-inner-critic-telephone/

Other works

Film scores

The Grandest of Stages (Next Door Dance)-Community Dance project in Nottinghamshire https://poeticalmachines.co.uk/project/the-grandest-of-stages/

The Ashes-Triskelle Pictures

Works currently in progress

Conflict & Chaos, National Civil War Centre, Newark. Part one of an intended series of new audio installations at the National Civil War Centre to accompany a stepped upgrade of exhibition spaces. Using a combination of recorded speech, sound effects and composed music in dialogue with the exhibits to promote discussion and animate the space. (Currently in development for launch later this year once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted).

Meet Your Neighbour, Maison Foo Theatre Company. This piece is in development and work temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. The final work will be created from interview footage taken with refugee groups in the East Midlands and involve a photographic exhibition and an interactive “walk in” installation.