“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

“Chris Whybrow’s excellent sound design gives an overall impression far more lucid and appealing than many West End or touring musicals, which frequently suffer from muddy mixes and indistinct vocals. Here, in the fresh summer evening air, the voices are rightly foregrounded and showcased to their best advantage.”

Michael Davies, Stage Reviews

“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

“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

“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 ensured that lyrics were always clear and the balance between voice and orchestral texture perfectly poised.”

Stephen Collins, livetheatreuk.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

“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 has worked in various fields of the sound industry over the last 20 years as a sound designer and mix engineer, working on numerous productions and with many mainstream bands, artists, and orchestras.

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

Cruel Intentions – The Musical (The Other Palace,London),The Full Monty (UK Tour); Dirty Dancing (Dominion Theatre, London & UK/EU Tours); Hairspray (Kilworth House Theatre); Gypsy (The Mill, Sonning); Allegiance (Charing Cross Theatre, London); Mayflies (York Theatre Royal); West Side Story (Križanke Theatre, Ljubljana); Carousel & Half a Sixpence (Kilworth House Theatre); Rehab the Musical (The Playground Theatre, London); Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK Tour); Footloose (UK Tour); But I’m a Cheerleader (Turbine Theatre); Top Hat (The Mill, Sonning); Chicago (Ljublijana Festival);  Cats (Kilworth House Theatre); Falsettos (The Other Palace, London); American Idiot (Arts Theatre, London & UK Tour) Winner of BWW Award for ‘Best Sound Design’; Madagascar the Musical (UK/USA Tours); The Producers (International Tour); TriOperas (The Peacock Theatre, London); Thriller Live (West End, Worldwide Theatre/Arena Tours); Guys & Dolls , Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (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); Ricky Gervais Humanity Tour (European Arenas); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House Theatre); West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre); The Wizard of Oz (Blackpool, Winter Gardens); 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:

Anne-Marie (International Arena Tours & Festivals ); British Summer Time, Hyde Park 2017/18/19; Wildlife Festival 2017; Sentebale, Kensington Palace; UCI
2016 Track Cycling World Championships; Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games; London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics, Velodrome; BAKU European Games HAA Arena; Opening & Closing Ceremonies Invictus Games 2014; Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Warwick Castle; Jaguar XE Car Launch Earls Court; The 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Warwick Castle; 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)

CURRENT & UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS
    • CRUEL INTENTIONS – The Other Palace, London.
    • 101 Dalmatians – UK Tour
    • REHAB, The Musical – Neon 194, London
    • Singin’ In The Rain, Kilworth House Theatre.
    • MADAGASCAR, The Musical – UK/International Tours.
SOUND DESIGN CREDITS INCLUDE
  • Cruel Intentions, The Musical – The Other Palace, London
  • The Full Monty, the Play – UK Tour
  • Dirty Dancing – Dominion Theatre, London & UK/EU Tours 2023
  • High Society – The Mill, Sonning
  • Hairspray – Kilworth House Theatre
  • Gypsy – The Mill, Sonning
  • George Takei’s Allegiance – Charing Cross Theatre, London
  • Umm Kultham & The Golden Era – Bahrain National Theatre
  • Mayflies – York Theatre Royal
  • West Side Story – Križanke Theatre, Ljubljana
  • Carousel & Half a Sixpence – Kilworth House Theatre
  • Rehab the Musical – The Playground Theatre & Neon 194, London
  • Dreamboats and Petticoats – UK Tour
  • Footloose – UK Tour
  • But I’m a Cheerleader – Turbine Theatre
  • Top Hat – The Mill, Sonning
  • Chicago – Ljublijana Festival
  • Cats – Kilworth House Theatre
  • Falsettos – The Other Palace, London
  • American Idiot – Arts Theatre, London & UK Tour Winner of BWW Award for ‘Best Sound Design’
  • Madagascar the Musical – UK/USA Tours
  • The Producers – International Tour
  • TriOperas – The Peacock Theatre, London
  • Thriller Live – West End, Worldwide Theatre/Arena Tours
  • Guys & Dolls , Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 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
  • Ricky Gervais Humanity Tour – European Arenas
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie – Kilworth House Theatre
  • West Side Story – Kilworth House Theatre
  • The Wizard of Oz – Blackpool, Winter Gardens
  • 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
  • Anne-Marie (International Arena Tours & Festivals
  • British Summer Time, Hyde Park 2017/18/19
  • Wildlife Festival 2017
  • Sentebale, Kensington Palace
  • UCI
2016 Track Cycling World Championships
  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics, Velodrome
  • BAKU European Games HAA Arena
  • Opening & Closing Ceremonies Invictus Games 2014
  • Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Warwick Castle
  • Jaguar XE Car Launch Earls Court
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Warwick Castle
  • 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)

For Full Credits, please see CV

CRUEL INTENTIONS THE MUSICAL
Show Logo - Half A Sixpence
THE FULL MONTY
DIRTY DANCING
Show Logo - Carousel
GEORGE TAKEI'S ALLEGIANCE

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