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“The sound balance is excellent: you can hear all of Billie Joe Armstrong’s lyrics even on the odd occasion when you rather wish you couldn’t.”

4**** The Independent

“A good chunk of the credit goes to Chris Whybrow, handling the difficulties of a live yet hidden-from-view band, a company of 25 and the acoustics of an open-air theatre with aplomb.”

Lizz Brain, The Leicester Mercury

“We heard every word throughout the performance. Sound effects were executed in perfect timing, adding further realism to the show.”

whatsonhub.com

“Chris Whybrow’s sound design — crystal clear and yet beefy and bold — is an integral element for the success of the production.”

Daily Review – Sydney, Australia

“The quality of playing and the deft mixing make Kilworth’s sound design among the best on the circuit, and contribute enormously to the enjoyability of the production.”

stagereviews.co.uk

“Sound designer Chris Whybrow excels in technically delivering the perfect balance of music and voice through every number and dramatic sequence…. from the first opening of thundering drums of the Footloose theme you could tell sonically it was going to be good.”

behindthearras.com

“Chris Whybrow’s sound ensured that lyrics were always clear and the balance between voice and orchestral texture perfectly poised.”

Stephen Collins, livetheatreuk.co.uk

“And it’s loud, although the sound team deserve a mention for the clarity and quality of the production.”

musicaltheatrereview.com

Chris Whybrow, Sound Designer
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BIOGRAPHY

 

Chris Whybrow, Sound Designer

Chris’s interest in sound began from a young age compounded by spending two seasons with the National Youth Theatre working on The Threepenny Opera and Immaculate Conceit (The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith). He has worked in various fields of the sound industry, working with numerous mainstream bands and artists, and also with Orchestras such as the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic.

Chris has worked extensively throughout the world, his design credits include:

American Idiot (Arts Theatre, London & UK Tour) Winner of BWW Award for ‘Best Sound Design’; Madagascar the Musical (UK Tour); The Producers (International Tour); TriOperas (The Peacock Theatre, London); Thriller Live (West End, Worldwide Theatre/Arena Tours); The Wizard of Oz (Blackpool Opera House); Guys & Dolls; Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2018 (Kilworth House Theatre); Knights of the Rose (Arts Theatre, London); Our House (UK Tour); Top Hat & Kiss Me Kate (Kilworth House Theatre); Aladdin & Jack and the Beanstalk (New Wimbledon Theatre); Knights of the Rose (Arts Theatre, London); Footloose (UK Tour); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House Theatre); West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre); Wonderland (UK Tour); Legally Blonde and Singin’ In The Rain (Kilworth House Theatre); 20th Century Boy The Musical (UK Tours & Coventry, Belgrade); Sleeping Beauty (New Victoria Theatre, Woking); Aladdin & Dick Whittington (Stoke, Regent Theatre); South Pacific & Sister Act (Kilworth House Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Aylesbury, Waterside); My Fair Lady and Anything Goes (Kilworth House Theatre); Peter Pan (Manchester Opera House); The Sound of Music & Me and My Girl (Kilworth House Theatre); Christmas with the Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas (Wyndham’s Theatre, London); Little Shop of Horrors, The Pirates of Penzance & Guys and Dolls (Kilworth House Theatre); The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas (The Adelphi Theatre, London)

Other credits include:

British Summer Time, Hyde Park 2017 & 2018; Wildlife Festival 2017; Sentebale, Kensington Palace; UCI
2016 Track Cycling World Championships; BAKU European Games HAA Arena; Opening & Closing Ceremonies Invictus Games 2014; Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Warwick Castle; Jaguar XE Car Launch Earls Court; Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games; The 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Warwick Castle;London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics, Velodrome; A Night At The Opera (UK Tour); Dancing in the Streets (Munich, Scandinavia & UK Tour); Swan Lake on Ice (UK Tour); What a Feeling (UK Tour); Sweet Soul Music (UK Tour); The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas (UK Tour); Vega 4 (Ireland & UK Tour); Hybrid (Global Gathering); John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (UK Tour); Glen Campbell (UK Tour); Ricky Gervais Humanity Tour (European Arenas)

CURRENT & UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS
  • MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL – Touring
  • AMERICAN IDIOT THE GREEN DAY MUSICAL, 10TH ANNIVERSARY – UK Tour
  • THRILLER LIVE – London West End and Worldwide Tours
  • JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
  • CATS – Kilworth House Theatre
SOUND DESIGN CREDITS INCLUDE
  • AMERICAN IDIOT – BWW Award for Best Sound Design – UK Tour & Arts Theatre London
  • THRILLER LIVE – West End, Worldwide Arena & Theatre Tours
  • MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL – International Tour
  • THE PRODUCERS – International Tour
  • JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOURED DREAMCOAT – Kilworth House Theatre
  • GUYS & DOLLS – Kilworth House Theatre
  • 20TH CENTURY BOY – BWW Award for Best New Musical – UK Tour
  • THE RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS – The Wyndham’s Theatre, West End
  • OUR HOUSE – UK Tour
  • TOP HAT – Kilworth House Theatre
  • FOOTLOOSE – UK Tour
  • THE RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS – The Adelphi, West End
  • KISS ME KATE – Kilworth House Theatre
  • THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE – Kilworth House Theatre
  • LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL – Kilworth House Theatre
  • WEST SIDE STORY – Kilworth House Theatre
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ – The Blackpool Opera House
  • A NIGHT AT THE OPERA – UK Tour
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – Kilworth House Theatre
  • SISTER ACT – Kilworth House Theatre
  • KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE – The Arts Theatre, London
  • SOUTH PACIFIC – Kilworth House Theatre
  • MY FAIR LADY – Kilworth House Theatre
  • ANYTHING GOES – Kilworth House Theatre
  • WONDERLAND – UK Tour
  • CINDERELLA – Manchester Opera House
  • THE SOUND OF MUSIC – Kilworth House Theatre
  • PETER PAN – The Blackpool Opera House
  • ME & MY GIRL – Kilworth House Theatre
  • HAIR THE MUSICAL CONCERT – London
  • LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – Kilworth House Theatre
  • PIRATES OF PENZANCE – Kilworth House Theatre
  • ALADDIN – New Wimbledon Theatre – Qdos Entertainment
  • JACK AND THE BEANSTALK – New Wimbledon Theatre – Qdos Entertainment
  • SLEEPING BEAUTY – New Victoria Theatre – First Family Productions
  • DICK WHITTINGTON – Regent Theatre Stoke – First Family Productions
  • ROBIN HOOD – Regent Theatre Stoke – Qdos Entertainment
  • ALADDIN – Regent Theatre Stoke – Qdos Entertainment
  • PETER PAN – Manchester Opera House – First Family Productions
  • SLEEPING BEAUTY – Aylesbury Waterfront Theatre – First Family Productions
OTHER CREDITS
    • BRITISH SUMMER TIME – Hyde Park 2017 & 2018
    • WILDLIFE FESTIVAL 2017
    • SENTEBALE – Kensington Palace
    • UCI 2016 TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
    • BAKU EUROPEAN GAMES – HAA Arena
    • OPENING & CLOSING CERAMONIES INVICTUS GAMES 2014
    • BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – Warwick Castle
    • JAGUAR XE CAR LAUNCH – Earls Court
    • GLASGOW 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
    • THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – Warwick Castle
    • LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS & PARALYMPICS – Velodrome
    • A NIGHT AT THE OPERA – UK Tour
    • DANCING IN THE STREETS – Munich, Scandinavia & UK Tour
    • SWAN LAKE ON ICE – UK Tour
    • WHAT A FEELING – UK Tour
    • SWEET SOUL MUSIC – UK Tour
    • THE RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS – UK Tour
    • VEGA 4 – Ireland & UK Tour
    • HYBRID – Global Gathering
    • JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS – UK Tour
    • GLEN CAMPBELL – UK Tour
    • RICKY GERVAIS, HUMANITY SOUND CONSULTANT – Oslo & Copenhagen Arenas

For Full Credits, please see CV

CONTACT CHRIS

“Electrifying production played with energy, spontaneity and passion” *****