John Leonard

John started work in theatre sound 40 years ago, during which time he has provided soundtracks for theatres all over the world. He has written an acclaimed guide to theatre sound, is the recipient of Drama Desk and LDI Sound Designer Of The Year awards, and is a Fellow of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and an Honorary Fellow of The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. His most recent theatre includes: Detroit, Grief, and Rocket to the Moon at the National Theatre; The Dark Earth and The Light Sky at the Almeida; The Guinea Pig Club at York Theatre Royal; Bully Boy at Northampton and St. James Theate; Rough Justice on UK tour; Life For Beginners and Beasts at Theatre 503; Birthday and Tribes at the Royal Court; Ladies in Lavender and Basket Case at Northampton Theatre Royal and on tour; Old Money, Farewell to the Theatre, The Last of the Duchess; Skane and Ecstasy (also West End) at Hampstead; Here, The Lady from the Sea and Snow Queen at the Rose, Kingston; The Heresy of Love for the RSC at the Swan; Big Maggie for Druid, Galway and on tour and The Cripple of the Inishmaan for Druid (also US tour and New York); Cool Hand Luke in the West End; Rattigan's Nijinsky and The Deep Blue Sea at Chichester Festival Theatre; and 5@50 at Manchester Royal Exchange.

Published November 2012