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Cast & Creatives

Sound Designer

Carolyn Downing


Carolyn Downing is an award winning sound designer working in theatre and across a variety of media, both nationally and internationally. Her work in theatre includes The Welkin, Downstate (also at Steppenwolf, Chicago), Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical!, As You Like It, Our Country’s Good, The Motherf*cker with the Hat, Dara, Protest Song, and Double Feature (NT); All My Sons (Old Vic); Death Of A Salesman (Young Vic and West End); Summer & Smoke (Almeida and West End, Olivier Nomination 2019), Chimerica (Almeida and West End, Olivier Award Best Sound Design 2014), Carmen Disruption and Blood Wedding (Almeida); Gypsy, Mother Courage, The Producers (Royal Exchange); The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra and King John (RSC); White Teeth (Kiln); Me And My Girl, Copenhagen and Fiddler on the Roof (Chichester); A Woman of No Importance (Vaudeville & UK Tour); BLANK, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (also on Broadway), Fathers and Sons, Dimetos and Absurdia (Donmar); The Believers, Beautiful Burnout and Love Song (Frantic Assembly); Hope, The Pass, The Low Road and Choir Boy (Royal Court); All My Sons at the Schoenfeld, New York. Designs for opera include Benjamin, Dernière Nuit at Opéra de Lyon, How the Whale Became at the Royal Opera House, American Lulu for Opera Group and After Dido for the ENO. Exhibitions include Reimagining Wordsworth for the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, opening in 2020; Hut 11A: The Bombe Breakthrough at Bletchley Park; So You Say You Want A Revolution? Records & Rebels 1965–70 at the V&A; Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones at Saatchi Gallery; Collider at the Science Museum; and Louis Vuitton: Series 3. Carolyn has also created soundscapes for Shawn Mendes’ Illuminate tour 2017 and Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear Collection shows at the Louis Vuitton Foundation and The Louvre, Paris.


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