Thomas Matthews

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  • Links

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017Sound Dep
Theatre
The National Theatre
Gielgud Theatre
2016 - 2017Sound No.2
Theatre
Dick Whittington and his Cat
Carole Todd
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Cambridge Arts Theatre
2016 - 2017Casual Technician
Theatre
Stepping OutCambridge Arts Theatre
2016 - 2017Sound Operator
Theatre
Soul LegendsMillfield Theatre
2016 - 2017Follow Spot Operator
Theatre
Solid Gold 70sMillfield Theatre
2016 - 2017Follow Spot Operator
Theatre
The Power of LoveMillfield Theatre
2016 - 2017Casual Technician
Theatre
OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMMECambridge Arts Theatre
2016 - 2017Freelance Technical Assistant
Television / TV
First DatesCTV Outside Broadcasts
2016Shadowing Sound Department
Theatre
The BodyguardDominion Theatre
2016Venue Crew
Theatre
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016The Pleasance
2016Work Experience
Theatre
EugeniusGareth Owen Sound
London Palladium
2016Shadowing Sound Department
Theatre
Sunny AfternoonHarold Pinter Theatre
2016Sound Designer
Exhibition
RCSSD Design and Crafts Exhibition degree show 2016CSSD
2016Sound Operator
Theatre
Rick WakemanMillfield and Dugdale
2016Sound No.3
Theatre
Sweet Charity
Anthony Banks
CSSD
Embassy Theatre at Central
2016Shadowing Sound Department
Theatre
Charlie and the chocolate FactoryTheatre Royal Drury Lane
2016Shadowing Sound Department
Television / TV
Britain's Got TalentDelta Sound/ ITV
The Dominion Theatre
2015Shadowing Sound Department
Theatre
Jack and the beanstalkHackney Empire
2015Shadowing Sound Department
Theatre
The phantom of the operaReally Useful Group
Her Majesty's Theatre
2015Shadowing Hire Store Team
Warehouse
9 Week PlacementAutograph Sound Recording
2015Casual Venue Technician
Theatre
Collateral Insanity
Shirley E. Mason
Millfield and Dugdale
Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town
2015Casual Sound Technician
Theatre
ACTS Fame
Katherine Gant
Millfield and Dugdale
Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town
2015Production Sound Engineer/ Head of Department
Theatre
RED THE WOLF SLAYER
Sherrill Gow
CSSD
Webber Douglas at Central
2015Sound No.2
Theatre
Lysistrata
Bill Bankes-Jones
CSSD
Embassy Theatre at Central
2015Sound Designer
Theatre
Piggies
Audrey Sheffield
CSSD
Webber Douglas at Central
2014Production Sound Engineer/ Head of Department
Theatre
The Man of Mode
Philip Franks
CSSD
Webber Douglas at Central and Guildhall Theatre Derby
2014Sound Designer
Theatre
Titus Andronicus
Andrew Bone
CSSD
2014Sound Crew
Event
Accidental Festival
N/A
CSSD
Roundhouse
2013Sound No.2 operating Q Lab
Theatre
Streets: 'A new kind of musical'
Adam Boland
Streets Project Company
Hackney Empire
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2016BA (Hons) Theatre SoundRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama
    2013BTEC Music TechnologyCambridge Regional College

    Referees

    'Available on request'

    About me

    I am currently a freelance Sound Technician, working as a Sound Dep on 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' at the Gielgud Theatre. I have shadowed the Sound Departments at ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’, ‘The Bodyguard’ and ‘Wicked’. In July of last year, I completed my degree in Theatre Sound at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where I graduated with a 2:1. As part of my degree I also undertook a placement at Autograph Sound where I worked as part of the Hire Store Team.

    Over the summer of I worked at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as Venue Crew for the Pleasance Theatre. This experience taught me how to set up, effectively, efficiently and quickly, the sound requirements for each of the nine shows performing daily as our venue.

    Over Christmas, I worked as Sound No.2 on the pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’ at the Cambridge Arts Theatre where I was solely responsible for the radio world backstage. The primary responsibilities included preparation of the radio microphones, monitoring, creating a plot, fixing any problems that occurred on stage, building essential relationships with both cast and crew, working on a microphone quick change for a ‘messy’ scene and maintenance of the equipment during the run.

    I am always looking to develop my skills and become a better practitioner

    My ultimate goal is to become a West End Sound No.1 as I enjoy mixing musicals. However, from my time at Central, I recognise that I have the potential to become a successful Sound Designer. Whichever way my career path leads, I am fully aware that there is still a huge amount of learning to do, incorporating hard and soft skills. One of my personal strengths recognised from my placement at Autograph Sound at the end of 2015, is that I am committed to learning, no matter how long it takes; any skill I acquire remains with me for life.

    CV available upon request.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • ASD (UK)
    • Association of Sound Designers (UK)
    • PLASA (UK)
    Years in industry
    • less than a year
    Experienced In
    • Drama
    • Musicals
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard