Gareth trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama in theatre design.
Recent work includes Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (Palace Theatre); The Encounter (Complicite); City of Glass (Manchester HOME & Lyric Hammersmith), Peter and the Starcatcher (Northampton); CBeebies The Nutcracker (Sheffield / BBC); Boy (Almeida); A Christmas Carol (Noel Coward Theatre); First Love is the Revolution (Soho Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (Headlong); Glastonbury: Land & Legend (V&A); The Hudsucker Proxy (Southampton & Liverpool); The Merchant of Venice (RSC); How To Hold Your Breath (Royal Court); Game (Almeida); Let The Right One In (Seoul Arts Centre, Korea; St Ann’s Warehouse, NY & Apollo Theatre); John (DV8, National Theatre); Othello (Frantic Assembly). Other work includes: The Master & Margarita, Shun-kin, Endgame (Complicite); Black Watch (NT Scotland); CBeebies Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol (BBC); The Secret Agent (Theatre O); The Noise (Unlimited); The Cherry Orchard, Wild Swans, Hamlet (Young Vic); Othello, The Cat in the Hat, Kneehigh's A Matter Of Life and Death, Attempts on Her Life, Waves (National Theatre, England); Truth and Reconciliation, Wastwater, Chicken Soup with Barley, The City (Royal Court).
International work includes: Reise Durch die Nacht (Schauspiel, Cologne), Richard III (Old Vic, BAM & world tour, nominated for Best Sound Drama Desk), Die Gelde Tapete, Fraulein Julie (Schabühne, Berlin)
Radio includes: Jump, OK Computer, The Overwhelming (BBC Radio).
Exhibitions include: David Bowie Is, Glastonbury Land & Legend, Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright, Five Stages of Truth (V&A), Digital Revolution (Barbican Curve).
Events include: Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen & Ice Rink, Hampton Court 500 Rewind, Lighting the Sails 2014 (VIVID Live, Sydney), Soundscape Design, Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Awards include: Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Sound Design for Waves (2007), Black Watch (2009) and Harry Potter & the Cursed Child (2017) ; Helpmann Award for Black Watch; IRNE Award for Wild Swans; Evening Standard Award for The Encounter. Gareth is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Gareth Fry is an award winning sound designer best known for creating work for leading UK theatre directors such as John Tiffany, Complicite's Simon McBurney, Sacha Wares and Katie Mitchell. He is chairman of the Association of Sound Designers.
He is a specialist in the use of binaural sound, being involved in a number of theatre productions, exhibitions and advertising campaigns.
In 2012 he was asked by Danny Boyle to design the sound effects for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. He won the 2007 Olivier Award for his work on "Waves" at the National Theatre with Katie Mitchell, for which he was described by The Guardian newspaper as "visionary". He won the 2009 Olivier Award for his work on National Theatre of Scotland's "Black Watch" directed by John Tiffany, and the 2008 Helpmann Award for the shows performance in Australia. His work includes 20+ productions at the Royal National Theatre, over a dozen at the Royal Court and countless more at venues such as the Donmar Warehouse, Old Vic, Young Vic and in the West End. He has worked extensively internationally, including New York, Berlin, Cologne and Dublin.
He regularly runs workshops for directors exploring how they can use sound design in their work. These workshops have been commissioned by the National Theatre Directors Course, Sadlers Wells, Complicité Education, the Prague Quadrennial, Mousetrap Theatre Projects, National Student Drama Festival, Brit School, JMK Awards and the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
Gareth initially trained as a studio recording engineer and spent two years working for AMS Acoustics on speech intelligibility modeling before moving into theatre. He spent 4 years engineering the live sound component of BBC1's New Years Eve broadcast and works extensively at Somerset House on their public events including the annual ice rink and the Film4 Summer Screen open air cinema. He also works as a photographer, specializing in time-lapse photography
Gareth is represented by Clare Fox: http://www.clarefox.co.uk.
Gareth Fry Ltd was formed in 2015.
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