As is so often the case, 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.
I cannot tell you how impressive the sound, light and staging is at what could be a tricky outdoor event. Second to the movement in this production is the band, sound and lights. The 9 piece orchestra sound so rich.The orchestra and sound drive this musical and the mixing could compete with any theatre on Broadway. Masterclass. Not easy outdoors. Bravo
The 3-piece band: Joe Atkin-Reeves, Callum White and Musical Director Chris Poon, sounded lush playing Francis Goodhand’s wonderful orchestral arrangements with Chris Whybrow’s Sound Design creating the perfect balance between band and voice.
Rehab the Musical
This is a show that has invested as much in its production values as in its libretto (take a bow designers for set, light and sound Andrew Exeter and Chris Whybrow respectively) with Simon Lee’s 4-piece band, hidden atop the stage, making gorgeous work of the exciting score.
crystal clear sound design from Chris Whybrow delivers a truly atmospheric setting
Everything about this show is so good – the directing, choreography, set design, musical arrangements, script, cast, sound, operating. There isn’t a weak link anywhere
The whole cast really relish William Finn’s score and the songs sound great in the space.
The entire team act through song fantastically and truly bring out the best of the work, whilst, Chris Whybrow’s sound design highlights the strong vocal techniques which course through the cast
The small band under MD Richard John generates a fabulous, controlled sound.
Winner of BWW 2015 Award for Best Sound Design in a New Production of a Play or Musical
Where it really excels is, of course, the music. The inclusion of a live band on stage is perfect, and they steal the show throughout. They are excellent, and I was so impressed with how they managed to capture a punk vibe without drowning out the vocals – perfect sound design!
The Thriller Live set design is by Jonathan Park. The terrific special effects come courtesy of The Twin FX Visual and are super complimented by Nigel Catmur’s electric lighting designs and sound to die for by sound designer Chris Whybrow.
The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas
20th Century Boy
Singin’ In the Rain
West Side Story
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Just couldn’t be bettered – sheer joy from start to finish. *****