Design Services Projects


April 30th 2024, The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

The all-new touring production of evergreen family favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opens this evening in Southampton. Directed by Thom Southerland with sound design by our own Gareth Tucker and a complete audio infrastructure provided by Autograph Sound, the show is scheduled to visit 33 theatres the length and breadth of the UK until May 2025. Full details HERE

April 21st 2024, Broadway, New York

That man Lidster has been at it again, ably assisted by Associate Niamh Gaffney, as he designs the new Broadway production of Cabaret At The Kit Kat Club which has just opened at the August Wilson Theatre. Everything you need to know about this wonderful new production HERE.

April 11th 2024, London

The world premiere of the Verity Bargate Award winning play Boys on the Verge of Tears opens tonight at the Soho Theatre in Dean Street. Directed by James Macdonald and with sound design by our very own Ian Dickinson (plus equipment supply by Autograph), this new coming-of-age piece is getting cracking reviews – find out more HERE.

December 14th 2023, Toronto, Canada

Niamh Gaffney reprises her sound design work on Pride And Prejudice (*sort of) as Mirvish Productions’ of this very funny reboot of the Jane Austen classic opens at Toronto’s CAA Theatre tonight – good luck everyone! Show website with full details HERE.

December 9th 2023, Toronto, Canada

A new production of one of the truly great musicals opens tonight at The Princess Of Wales Theatre, Toronto as 42nd Street begins the first of two runs going through to late January. Sound design by our very own Gareth Tucker, full details of this wonderful show HERE.

December 2nd 2023, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

A very special night for our very own Niamh Gaffney as she opens her first season as a Sound Designer for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan Theatre in Stratford. The Fair Maid Of The West opens tonight and continues until late January. Niamh says “It’s been an absolute pleasure working with the RSC, especially the sound team – also to work alongside Isobel and MJ again, who were the creative team on Pride & Prejudice (Sort Of).”

Full details of this lovely new show HERE. Our best wishes to Niamh and all the cast and crew!!

November 7th 2023, The National Theatre, London

The National Theatre’s new musical production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches opens shortly in the Olivier Theatre. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, this exciting new show (for the young and not so young) features a shared sound design credit for our own Ian Dickinson with Alexander Caplen. Full details HERE.

September 1st, The Theatre Royal, Bath

Following its very successful and continuing West End production, the touring show of 2:22 A Ghost Story opens in Bath, commencing a UK tour taking in 31 stops right through until June of 2024. Sound design by our own Ian Dickinson, full equipment package supplied by Autograph. Details of the show, dates and much else HERE.

July 24th 2023, Chichester, West Sussex 

The Chichester Festival Theatre’s new musical production of Rock Follies has just opened, with sound design by Ian Dickinson and a full equipment package supplied by Autograph – full details of this exciting new show HERE.

June 20th 2023, London

Read all about Luke Swaffield’s design for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button at Southwark Playhouse HERE.

June 10th 2023, London

The second of two Autograph-designed and supplied shows opens this week, The Pillowman at the Duke Of York’s Theatre, with sound design by Ian Dickinson. Full details of this new play HERE.

June 7th 2023, London

An all-new production of one of the greatest showbiz musicals of all time, the wonderful 42nd Street, opens at Sadlers Wells today. Sound design by Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker, full audio package supplied by Autograph! Click HERE for full details.

February 16th 2023, London

The new stage production of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine opens tomorrow at the Duke Of York’s Theatre – equipment supply by Autograph Sound and sound design by our very own Ian Dickinson! Click HERE for full details.

January 10th 2023, London

Following his design for 2:22 – A Ghost Story in Los Angeles, Ian Dickinson has also sound-designed (and we’ve supplied a full audio package for) the London production which has just had its run extended to late April. It will move from the Criterion Theatre to the Lyric Theatre, reopening on January 21st. Full details of the production HERE.

December 12th, Salford

The National Theatre’s production of The Ocean At The End Of The Lane opens this evening at The Lowry, Salford, with sound design by our own Ian Dickinson. This is a touring show that will visit numerous venues around the UK until late September next year, for which we have also provided a full equipment package – details of all the tour stops and dates plus lots more HERE. You can also read L&SI’s cover feature on the show HERE.

November 25th, London

More of Nick Lidster’s work for the ENO, this time it’s for Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer‘s operatic adaptation of one of the greatest family Christmas films of all time, the Frank Capra classic It’s A Wonderful Life. Click HERE for full details of this superb production!

November 3rd, London:

Nick Lidster has been working on two projects for the English National Opera, the first of which is Gilbert & Sullivan’s wonderful The Yeomen Of The Guard. It opens tonight at the London Coliseum until December 2nd – full details HERE.

October 29th, Los Angeles, California:

2:22 – A Ghost Story opens today at the Ahmanson Theatre in North Grand Avenue, LA. Sound Design by Ian Dickinson – find out more about this supernatural thriller HERE.

October 4th 2022, UK:

Our Sound Design team have been busy, as usual, working on a variety of projects, including…

Gary Barlow – A Different Stage has been touring very successfully since mid-summer and runs through to late November – click HERE for more information. Sound design by Gareth Tucker.

A new production of perennial favourite The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe has just opened at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London, with sound design by Gareth Tucker and Ian Dickinson, playing until January ’23 – you can find the show website HERE

…and  Ian Dickinson also designed Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream which runs until October 22nd at the brand new Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot on Merseyside – full details HERE

More show news soon!

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