James Percival

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2015pathos and power boldly explored, enhanced by James Percival's evocative sound design
Alison Boulton
dailyinfo.co.uk
2015it’s worth noting the value in using Underground Venues’ in-house tech team ... very professional
Stephen Walker
buxton.fringeguru.com
2015The multimedia elements... were superb throughout... This production offers glimpses of what a 21st century Lear could be capable of
L. C. Broad
theoxfordculturereview.com
2015bold use of sound ... a visceral and immersive soundscape
Cherwell Stage
cherwell.org
2013Compliments are also in order for technical aspects ... the excellent lighting, creating minimalistic scenery which stimulates the spectator's fantasy.
Caroline Siebald
oxford.tab.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018Sound Designer
Theatre
One Small Step
Toby Hulse
The Oxford Playhouse
Burton Taylor Studio
2018Sound Designer
Theatre
On The March
Jo Noble
Oxford Playhouse 17-25 Company
Oxford Town Hall
2017 - 2018Sound Designer
Theatre
Jack and the Beanstalk
Steve Marmion
Oxford Playhouse Pantomime
Oxford Playhouse
2017Associate Sound Designer
Theatre
STOP
Annabel Mutale Reed
Fishbowl Productions
C Venues and tour
2017Sound Designer
Theatre
Jane Eyre
Jo Noble
Oxford Playhouse 17-25 Company
Oxford Playhouse
2016 - 2017Sound Engineer/No. 1
Theatre
Cinderella
Steve Marmion
The Oxford Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse
2016 - 2017Sound Operator
Theatre
Peter Pan in Scarlet
Teresa Heskins
New Vic Theatre and Oxford Playhouse
New Vic Theatre
2016 - 2017Deputy Chief Electrician
Theatre
Oxford PlayhouseThe Oxford Playhouse
2008 - 2016Technical Manager
Theatre
Buxton Fringe FestivalUnderground Venues
Underground Venues
2016Associate Sound Designer
Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera University Production
Sarah Wright
Milk & Two Sugars Productions
O'Reilly Theatre
2016Sound Designer/A1
Theatre
RENT
Georgia Figgis
Curious Grin Productions
Oxford Playhouse
2015 - 2016Follow Spot
Theatre
AladdinThe Oxford Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse
2015Production Electrician
Theatre
West Side StorySt Edward's School
St Edward's School
2015Sound Designer
Theatre
PentecostOphir Productions
Oxford Playhouse
2015Sound Designer
Theatre
The Three Musketeers
Jennifer Hurd
Vanda Productions
O'Reilly Theatre
2015Video Designer
Theatre
Singin' in the Rain
Naomi Morris Omori
Curious Grin Productions
Oxford Playhouse
2015Venue Crew
Theatre
BeyondThe Pleasance
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
ZennorKnack Kneed
North Wall Arts Centre
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Never Mind Where Your Daughter LiesMilklion Productions
O'Reilly Theatre
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Der gelbe Klang
Cecilia Stinton
Spectra Ensemble
2015Technical Director
Theatre
King LearCurious Grin Productions
O'Reilly Theatre
2015Production Manager
Theatre
The ArchitectHypnotist Theatre
O'Reilly Theatre
2015Sound Assistant
Theatre
West Side StoryByzantium
Oxford Playhouse
2014 - 2015Sound Crew
Event
TEDxOxford 2014TEDxOxford
New Theatre, Oxford
2014Associate Sound Designer
Theatre
AssassinsCurious Grin Productions
O'Reilly Theatre
2013 - 2014Technical Manager
Theatre
Oxford Fringe at the OFSUnderground Venues
Old Fire Station
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Cinderella Green the Recycling QueenWild Boor Ideas
Jacqueline du Pre
2014Sound Designer
Theatre
Knotworks
O'Reilly Theatre
2014Production Manager
Theatre
Our Country's GoodFat Penguin Productions
O'Reilly Theatre
2014Sound Designer
Theatre
Soulless: A Modern Retelling of FaustAnoynomous Is a Woman Theatre Company
COG ARTSpace
2014Sound Designer
Theatre
The FuriesThe Oxford Greek Play
Oxford Playhouse
2014Tour Manager
Tour
A Grand AdventureMorgan & West
UK tour
2014Venue Crew
Theatre
King DomeThe Pleasance
2014Sound Designer
Theatre
ParadeNo Script on the Night
O'Reilly Theatre
2014Musical Director
Theatre
Caucasian Chalk CircleScrew the Looking Glass
Oxford Playhouse
2014Sound Designer
Theatre
Semi-MondeCABAL Productions
Oxford Playhouse
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Cavalli: La CalistoNew Chamber Opera
New College, Oxford
2014Lighting designer
Theatre
John Cage: circus on Finnegans WakeM@SH, Lore Lixenberg
Jacqueline du Pre
2013Deputy Technical and Theatre Manager
Theatre
C novaC Venues
2013Sound Mixer
Theatre
ChicagoFools & Kings
O'Reilly Theatre
2013Sound Designer
Theatre
Judgment at NurembergScrew the Looking Glass
O'Reilly Theatre
2013Lighting/Sound Designer
Theatre
SavedMacaroon Productions
Burton Taylor Studio
2013Sound Designer
Theatre
Titus AndronicusSmooth Faced Gentlemen
Bedlam Theatre
2013Sound Designer
Theatre
Not the MessiahThree's Company
Leicester Square Theatre
2013Lighting/Sound Designer
Theatre
Alice in WonderlandOUDS National Tour
C Nova
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Dealer's ChoiceHypnotist Theatre
Burton Taylor Studio
2013Sound Designer
Theatre
Frost/NixonNightingale Productions
Oxford Union
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Handmaid's TaleLore Lixenberg, Chris Garrard
Jacqueline du Pre
2012 - 2013Lighting Designer
Event
OxLOrk concertsOxLOrk (Oxford Laptop Orchestra)
2012Technical Manager
Theatre
Oxfringe 2012Underground Venues
Old Fire Station
2012Lighting Designer/Operator
Theatre
Romeo & Juliet: An All Female ProductionSmooth Faced Gentlemen
Pavilion Arts Centre Studio, Buxton
2008 - 2012Sound Engineer
Event
Sidmouth FolkweekSidmouth FolkWeek Productions
2009 - 2010Head of Technical
Film
Oxide RadioOxide Radio, Oxford
2009Technical Organiser
Event
Brasenose Arts WeekBrasenose College, Oxford
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2015DPhil MusicUniversity of Oxford
    2012MusM MusicologyUniversity of Manchester
    2010BA MusicUniversity of Oxford

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Meyer UPA-1C, Midas M32R, Zero88 Jester 12/24, QLab 3
    I can operate:
    ETC Ion, Yamaha QL, Yamaha CL5, Yamaha M7CL

    Referees

    References furnished on request

    About me

    Multi-skilled technical theatre practitioner, specialising in sound, with extensive experience in managing Fringe theatre and working with young people. I am especially interested in experimental work, surround sound and music theatre.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Drama
    • Experimental
    • Fringe
    • Opera
    • Pantomime
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Industry Training
    • Tallescope Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate