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James Earls-Davis


James Earls-Davis

Sound Designer

As resident Sound Designer for the New Vic, productions include: Intemperance, Much Ado About Nothing, The Wind In The Willows, Astley’s Astounding Adventures (co-designed with Alex  Day); Educating Rita, The Pitmen Painters, Around The World In 80 Days (2017 co-production with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Simon Friend and Royal Exchange – winner of the Cameo Page to Stage Award); Anna of the Five Towns, Dial M for Murder, The Snow Queen (Winner of UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People – co-designed with Alex Day); The Kitchen Sink, Peter Pan in Scarlet (co-production with Oxford Playhouse, co-designed with Alex Day); Kiss Me Quickstep (co-production with Oldham Coliseum, co-designed with Alex Day); Robin Hood & Marian, Dracula (co-designed with Alex Day); Seeing the Lights, The Hoard Festival, The Ladykillers.

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).

John Godber’s fantastic new comedy Sunny Side Up about a struggling B&B and the people who run it is on stage next…