Gareth trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama in theatre design.
Recent work includes Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (Palace Theatre, London; Lyric Theatre, New York); The Encounter (Complicité); The Barber Shop Chronicles (National Theatre); Let The Right One In (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Discovery Adventures (Podcast, Land Rover); Victory Condition, B, Road (Royal Court); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Apollo Theatre); Woyzeck (Old Vic); City of Glass (Manchester HOME & Lyric Hammersmith), Peter and the Starcatcher (Northampton); CBeebies The Snow Queen (BBC); Boy (Almeida); A Christmas Carol (Noel Coward Theatre); First Love is the Revolution (Soho Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (Headlong). 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); Othello (Frantic Assembly), John (DV8, National Theatre)
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)
Exhibitions include: David Bowie Is, Glastonbury Land & Legend, Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright, Five Stages of Truth (V&A); Digital Revolution (Barbican Curve); Perfume (Somerset House).
Events include: Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen & Ice Rink, Bloom (EIF opening); Hampton Court 500 Rewind, Lighting the Sails 2014 (VIVID Live, Sydney), Soundscape Design, Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Immersive/Film/TV/Radio includes: Hear Their There Here (iOS & Android, St Ann's Warehouse); Cla'am (Short, Air St Films, winner Best Short, Raindance); Draw Me Close (VR, NT ISS, selected for Tribeca and Vienna Film Festivals); Advertising campaigns for Expedia, Bose, Volvo, Philips. The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol (BBC, CBeebies), Jump, OK Computer, The Overwhelming (BBC Radio).
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, Helpmann Award, Drama Desk and a special Tony 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 has also designed a number of events and exhibitions, from the V&A’s landmark David Bowie Is exhibition, to being asked by Danny Boyle to design the sound effects for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Awards include a Special Tony Award for the sound design of The Encounter, for which he (and co-designer Pete Malkin) also received an Evening Standard Award, a Drama Desk Award and a Helpmann Award; and three Olivier Awards for best sound design, for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Black Watch and Waves. He has also received a Helpmann Award for Black Watch and an IRNE award for Wild Swans.
He is a specialist in the use of binaural sound, being involved in a number of theatre productions, VR, exhibitions and advertising campaigns.
His work includes over 20 productions at the Royal National Theatre, over 20 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, Sadlers Wells, Complicité, the Prague Quadrennial, Mousetrap Theatre Projects, NSDF, the Brit School, the JMK Awards and the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
He is a founder of, and former chairman of the Association of Sound Designers, a charity that works to support people working in, and entering, the UK theatre sound industry. Gareth is an honorary fellow of the Royal Central School of Speech and 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.
Gareth is represented by Clare Fox: http://www.clarefox.co.uk.
Gareth Fry Ltd was formed in 2015.
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