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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: Pitmen Painters, Around the World in 80 Days ( 2017 co-production with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Simon Friend and Royal Exchange Theatre); Anna of The Five Towns, Dial M for Murder, Cyrano (with Northern Broadsides); The Snow Queen (co-design with Alex Day – Winner of UK Theatre Awards for Best Show for Children and Young People); 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 (co-design with Alex Day); The Borrowers, Ghosts, A History of Falling Things, Around The World In Eighty Days (2014 co-production Royal Exchange; 2013);  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, The Rivals, Bus Stop, Peter Pan, Bleak House, Alphabetical Order, And a Nightingale Sang, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, The Daughter-in-Law, A Taste of Honey, The Price, The Weir, Dangerous Corner, Flamingoland, Don Giovanni, Great Expectations, Laurel and Hardy.

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: Play (B-Arts); Devotion (Potboiler Theatre Co); The Game (Northern Broadsides); A Number (Library Theatre, Manchester); These Four Streets (Birmingham Repertory); Rebecca, Frozen (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); King Macbeth, Silent Anger, Homefront, 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.

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