Hand to God

John Leonard

Sound Design

John started work in theatre sound over 40 years ago and during that time he has provided soundtracks for theatres all over the world.  Author of an acclaimed guide to theatre sound, he is the recipient of multiple awards, a Fellow of The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and an Honorary Fellow of The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

Recent sound designs include:  Into The Woods (Manchester Royal Exchange), Little Eyolf  (Almeida), Waste (National Theatre);   Mr. Foote’s Other Leg, (Hampstead Theatre & West-End): Just Jim Dale (West End), McQueen (St. James Theatre & West-End); Pig Farm (St. James Theatre); Ghosts (Almeida/West End/New York); Luna Gale, Firebird, Matchbox Theatre, Stevie, Farewell To The Theatre (Hampstead); Red Dragon, White Dragon (Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park) The BFG (Birmingham Rep); 84 Charing Cross Road, Separate Tables and Bedroom Farce (Salisbury Playhouse); A View From the Bridge (Liverpool Playhouse & UK Tour); Moon Tiger (Theatre Royal Bath/UK tour); The Duck House (West End/tour); A Little Hotel on the Side (Theatre Royal Bath) and Quartermaine’s Terms (West End).

Other theatre work includes: Untold Stories - Cocktail Sticks (National Theatre/West End); Bully Boy (St. James); Birthday and Tribes (both Royal Court); Ladies in Lavender (Northampton/tour); The Heresy of Love (RSC); Rattigan’s Nijinsky and The Deep Blue Sea (both Chichester Festival Theatre); The Master Builder, The Dark Earth and The Light Sky and Becky Shaw (all Almeida); The Silver Tassie (Druid - Galway/tour/New York); Grief, Detroit, 2000 Years, England People Very Nice, The Power Of Yes, Paul, London Assurance and Much Ado About Nothing (all National Theatre).