John Leonard Sound Design
Black and white photo of alumnus John Leonard

John Leonard

Sound Design


Biography

Some of the highlights of John’s career in theatre sound include Piaf, Nicholas Nickleby, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Much Ado About Nothing and Cyrano de Bergerac, all for the Royal Shakespeare Company and all later seen in New York on
Broadway: Medea, Hamlet, Plenty, Coriolanus, Richard III, Phedre and Brittanicus, all for The Almeida Theatre Company and also seen in New York; all but two plays in the Shakespearean canon for assorted theatre companies; work for The Norwegian National Theatre, for The Deutsches Shauspeilhaus in Hamburg; many productions with directors Howard Davies, John Caird, Michael Bogdanov, Trevor Nunn, Terry Hands, Kathy Burke, Michael Blakemore, Michael Attenborough, Harold Pinter, Richard Eyre, Nicholas Hytner and Mike Leigh, amongst others, and he has a continuing involvement with new writing in many of the UK’s leading theatres.
 

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Working relationships made at BOVTS often extend beyond the course, design commission rates are excellent, it’s fantastic to see the graduates embracing successful and rewarding careers as Performance Designers in a professional environment. Angela Davies, Head of Performance Design