As the resident production sound engineer at The Royal Theatre, Northampton, I worked with sound designer Claire Windsor on the original production of Our Lady of Kebeho. When it transferred to Stratford East I had the pleasure of being her Associate Sound Designer.
The play, directed by Royal Theatre Artistic Director James Dacre, tells the story of how three school girls in Rwanda predicting the horrific genocide that took place there in 1994.
The Royal production was voted No 4 in the Observer Top 10 Theatre Shows of 2019 and the Stratford East production has been nominated for the 2020 Olivier Awards in the category of Outstanding Achievement In An Affiliate Theatre
I have always loved radio as a broadcast media and a source of entertainment so I jumped at the chance to work on two series of the iconic First World War radio drama from the BBC.
Sometimes working on Grams (designing, layering and playing back the background sound effects in a computer) and sometimes Spot (creating live sound effects, sometimes known as Foley) Whatever role I am undertaking, the process of creating dramatised radio productions is always interesting and very rewarding.
The Boudiccae is a short film based on the stories of 5 Northampton Mums bringing up children with special needs. Written and Directed by Prof. Andrew Williams it is a heart-wrenching story and is now being used within the NHS as a training video on how to provide consistency of care and support between child and adult services.
This project was a personal one for me as Prof. Williams was my son’s consultant and helped us through many difficult times, including the transition to adult services when Aiden turned 18.
The vocals for the music are provide by the incredibly talented Ellie Tollan