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Life of Pi

UK & Ireland Tour 2023 & 2024

Sound Designer

Carolyn Downing

Carolyn Downing is an awardwinning 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; 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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