2016


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Sonia Friedman Productions

Dir: John Tiffany

Venue: The Palace Theatre, West End London

Sound Design: Gareth Fry

Associate Sound Design: Pete Malkin

 

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two Parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.

 

Creative Team

Director: John Tiffany

Movement Director: Steven Hoggett

Sound Design: Gareth Fry

Associate Sound Design: Pete Malkin

Composer & Arranger: Imogen Heap

Music Supervisor: Martin Lowe

Stage Designer: Christine Jones

Lighting Designer: Neil Austin

Video Designers: Finn Ross and Ash Woodward

Associate Director: Des Kennedy


The Encounter Photo Robbie Jack

The Encounter

Photo Robbie Jack

The Encounter

Complicité

Dir: Simon McBurney

Venue: Barbican Theatre, London

             John Golden Theatre, New York, Broadway

Sound Design with Gareth Fry

 

It’s been almost 4 years since I began working with Gareth and the team on the project and through workshops and opening the show as part of the Edinburgh international festival last year, we’re finally opening to a sold out run at the Barbican Theatre. It’s been a fantastic experience so far and I hope the its as interesting for an audience as it was for us to research and realize. We’ve also worked with two amazing operators, Ella Wahlström and Helen Skiera who are able to react to Simon and the show every night as it evolves and keeps evolving, keeping the show in good shape.

For 2016 tour dates head over to the Complicité website:

 

Creative Team

Director/Performer: Simon Mcburney

Co-Director: Kirsty Housley

Sound by: Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin

Stage Designer: Michael Levine

Lighting Designer: Paul Anderson

Video Designer: Will Duke

Assistant Director: Jemima James

Official London Theatre bit.ly/1Wvvycr                                                           "With just his voice, a few props and Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin’s stunning sound design, he creates a myriad of characters that are so alive you feel you could stretch out your fingers to touch them."
Plays to see ★★★★★ http://bit.ly/1RbQWCb                                             "Shut your eyes and get the full treat of Gareth Fry’s and Pete Malkin’s ingenuity in sound design; get immersed in the cacophony of the rainforest, McIntyre’s inner thoughts or the innocent interruptions of McBurney’s six-year-old daughter to her dad’s creative process"
NYTimes nyti.ms/1QmhGB6                                                                              You simply sit down, don the headset that’s attached to your seat, and let Mr. McBurney and his extraordinary sound designers — Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin — play with your ears.
The Guardian ★★★★ http://bit.ly/1SxJKn9                                                     "Shut your eyes at any point and you feel, thanks to McBurney’s expressive range and the ingenuity of the sound design by Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, that you are in the Amazonian jungle."

 


The Tempest

Donmar Warehouse

Dir: Phyllida Lloyd

Venue: Kings Cross Theatre

Sound Design

This has been an incredibly open process of creating a unique version of The Tempest with Phyllida Lloyd and the cast of The Donmar's Shakespeare Trilogy within the setting of a women's prison.

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production of Julius Caesar placed the play in a women’s prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of ‘who owns Shakespeare?’ In 2014, Phyllida reunited with actor Harriet Walter for Henry IV, the second instalment in what was then announced as a trilogy of works from these major artists.

This autumn the project will conclude with The Tempest forming the final part of THE SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY, as we break free from the Donmar Warehouse to perform in a new 420-seat in-the-round temporary theatre at King’s Cross, immediately adjacent to King’s Cross station and directly accessible from King’s Boulevard.

The Tempest, Henry IV and Julius Caesar will play a 13-week repertory season, from 23 September - 17 December 2016. On special Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy days, all three plays will be performed back to back (dates to be announced).

 

 

Creative Team

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Sound Design: Pete Malkin

Music: Joan Armatrading

Set Designer: Chloe Lamford

Lighting Designer: James Farncombe

Movement Director: Ann Yee

Video Designer: Duncan Mclean

Assistant Director: Ola Ince


Home Chat Photo by: Robert Workman Zoë Waites

Home Chat

Photo by: Robert Workman

Zoë Waites

Home Chat

Elmtree Productions

Dir: Martin Parr

Venue: Finborough Theatre

Sound Design: Pete Malkin

 

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927.

Janet Ebony and her best friend Peter Chelsworth are innocently sharing a sleeping compartment when their train to Paris is involved in a disastrous railway accident. Outrage and scandal ensue as Janet's husband Paul and her fearsome mother-in-law accuse Janet and Peter of adultery. Aghast at their families’ accusations, Janet and Peter decide to take revenge by inventing an adulterous affair...

Written with Noël Coward's trademark wit and insight, Home Chat is a distinctly modern comedy about female sexuality and fidelity, in a society rigidly governed by decorum and reputation.

 

Creative Team

Director: Martin Parr

Sound Design: Pete Malkin

Music: Cathy Jayes

Set Designer: Rebecca Brower

Lighting Designer: Chris Nairne

Costume Designer: Charlotte Espiner


Beware of Pity Photo by Gianmarco Bresadola, 2015

Beware of Pity

Photo by Gianmarco Bresadola, 2015

Beware of Pity

Complicité

Dir: Simon McBurney

Venue: Berlin, Schaubühne

Sound Design

Autumn/Winter 2015 I Sound Designed a Complicité/Schaubühne co-production, with a wonderful creative team and set of actors, of an adaptation of Stefan Zwieg’s Novel ‘Beware of Pity’. The show is now performing in Rep at the Schaubühne Theatre in Berlin and will occasionally be played with English Subtitles but is performed in German language.

For dates and Tickets head to the Schaubüne website

 

Creative Team

Director/Performer: Simon Mcburney

Associate Director: James Yeatman

Sound Design: Pete Malkin

Associate Sound: Ben Grant

Stage Designer: Anna Fleischle

Lighting Designer: Paul Anderson

Video Designer: Will Duke

 


Andrea Chenier

Andrea Chenier, Photo by Robert Workman

Andrea Chenier, Photo by Robert Workman

Opera North

Dir: Annabel Arden

Venue: Leeds Grand Theatre, Theatre Royal Newcastle, Theatre Royal Nottingham, The Lowry Salford Quays.

Sound Design

To start 2016, I worked with Annabel Arden on some short soundscapes for Opera North's production of the Andrea Chenier.

Sound Design for Opera is farily rare and can be a very delicate form to work in. For Chenier we were trying to preserve the feel of a piece,  and find a way that Soundscapes could come in and out without interupting the flow of a piece and yet tell a different part of the story. We recorded English translations of Chenier's Poetry with Rob Hayward (one of the show's actors) and used it as the basis for the soundscape layers, then added to these as it became clear what stories we needed these soundscapes to tell.

 

Creative Team

Conducter: Oliver von Dohnányi

Director: Annabel Arden

Sound Design: Pete Malkin

Set and Costume Designer: Joanna Parker

Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford

Video Designer: Dick Straker

Movement: Tim Claydon