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james Earls-Davis


James Earls-Davis

Sound Designer

For the New Vic: nearly all main-house sound designs since 1987 including: Around The World In 80 Days (2017 co-production with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Simon Friend and Royal Exchange);  Anna of The Five Towns, Dial M for Murder, Cyrano (with Northern Broadsides); The Snow Queen (co-design with Alex Day); The Kitchen Sink, Peter Pan in Scarlet (co-design with Alex Day); Talent, Diana of Dobson’s, Kiss Me Quickstep (co-designed with Alex Day – with Oldham Coliseum); Robin Hood & Marian (co-design with Alex Day); Seeing the Lights, The Hoard Festival, The Ladykillers, Dracula (with Alex Day); The Borrowers, Ghosts, A History of Falling Things, Around The World In Eighty Days (2013; 2014 co-production Royal Exchange); Inherit the Wind, I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire!, The Memory of Water, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Stones in His Pockets, Widowers’ Houses, The Thrill of Love, Talking Heads, A Christmas Carol, A Bright Fine Day, Far From the Madding Crowd, Where Have I Been All My Life?, Alice in Wonderland, The Glass Menagerie, The Admirable Crichton, Spring and Port Wine, The Rivals, Bus Stop, Peter Pan, Bleak House, Alphabetical Order, Humble Boy, And a Nightingale Sang, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Bouncers, The Daughter-in-Law, Dumb Show, A Taste of Honey, Honeymoon Suite, The Price, A Voyage Round My Father, Arabian Nights, The Weir, Dangerous Corner, Flamingoland, Don Giovanni, Great Expectations, Laurel and Hardy and Be My Baby.

Original music includes: Bell, Book and Candle, The Thrill of Love, Gaslight, Proof, Desire Under the Elms, Copenhagen, Blue/Orange, Misery, Dealer’s Choice, Romeo and Juliet, Broken Glass (solo); Talking Heads, Smoke, Once We Were Mothers, Kes, All That Trouble That We Had (with Russell Gregory); The Wicked Lady, Romeo and Juliet and A Fine Bright Day Today (with Sue Moffat).

Sound design and/or original music includes: Devotion (Potboiler Theatre Co); The Game (Northern Broadsides); A Number (Library Theatre, Manchester); These Four Streets (Birmingham Repertory); Rebecca and Frozen (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); King Macbeth, Silent Anger, Homefront and Sticks and Stones (Reveal Theatre Co); Twelfth Night (Belgrade, Coventry); Her Big Chance (Harrogate); several sound designs and/or original music for New Vic Borderlines and Education projects, and soundtracks for community arts projects and films.

@StoryhouseLive @BillingtonPhoto The grown-up reaction to #TaleTrail is exactly the same as the above. It's such a joy! ❤️❤️❤️