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Chris' Sound Designs have ranged from experimental new work performed at festivals, to classical productions all around London, and large scale No.1 Touring Musicals. He approaches every production and challenge with a strong level of commitment and passion.  Chris is a nominee in the 2017 OffWestEnd Award for Sound Design, for his work on 'Tenderly' at the Wimbledon Studio. 

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Sound Design credits include: 'The Throne' (Charing Cross), 'Junkyard the Musical' (LAMDA), ‘Absurd Person Singular’ (UK Tour), ‘Tales from the Vienna Woods’ (RADA), 'Shakespeare in Love' (Mountview), ‘Meet Me at Dawn’ (Arcola), ‘Shida’ (Vaults), ‘Hoard’ (Arcola) ‘Boots’ (Bunker Theatre), ‘New Nigerians’ (Arcola and UK Tour), ‘The Paradise Circus’ (The Playground Theatre), ‘Armour’ (Vaults), ‘Harvey’ (Playground), ‘Clockwork Canaries’ (Theatre Royal Plymouth), ‘After the Ball’ (Gatehouse), ‘All Or Nothing’ (West End), ‘Knock Knock’ (Assembly Edinburgh), ‘Thrown’ (Underbelly Edinburgh), ‘9 to 5’ (Gatehouse), ‘Tenderly: The Rosemary ClooneyMusical’ (Wimbledon Studio), ‘What Shadows’ (Edinburgh Lyceum, as Associate Sound Designer), ’Ready Or Not’ (UK Tour/Arcola Theatre),  ’The Mirror Never Lies’ (Cockpit), ‘After Three Sisters’ (Jack Studio Theatre), Tonight at the Museum: Charlie Chaplin’ (Cinema Museum), ’Tis Pity’ (Tristan Bates), ’The Pursuit of Happiness’ (RADA Festival), ’Phoebe’ (Kings Head Theatre), 'The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole’ (Edinburgh Festival), ‘In The Gut’ (Blue Elephant), ‘All Or Nothing’ (Vaults Theatre/UK Tour), ‘The Lamellar Project' (UK Tour and Arcola Theatre), ‘Dr. Angelus’, ‘Don’t Smoke in Bed’ and ‘The One Day of the Year’ (Finborough), ’Spring Awakening’ and ’Seussical’ (Chelsea Theatre), ’Resolution (The Space/Etcetera Theatre), 'The Drunken City’ (Tabard Theatre), 'Roaring Trade’ and ‘Finders Keepers’ (Park Theatre), 'Stiching' (White Bear), ‘Counting Stars’ (Old Red Lion/Assembly Edinburgh), ‘The Social Notwork’ (Lion and Unicorn/Camden Fringe), ‘La Boheme’ (Arcola Theatre), 'Shock Treatment' (Kings Head Theatre).

 

Chris is also the Head of Sound at LAMDA, as well as working with students across various Drama Schools.

 

Chris is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, completing a BA in Technical Theatre and Stage Management with a specialism in Sound Design and Composition in 2015.

PRESS

"Thrown is visceral; Chris Drohan’s eerie sound design combines with staging, spectral lighting and language – almost poetry – to create an other-worldly experience"

Scatter Of Opinion (The Beggars Opera) *Music by Chris Drohan and Bobby Locke

"As the headphones turn us all into interchangeable heads, Gray’s elusive dialogue merges with Chris Drohan’s evocative soundscape till it's unclear what is happening when and where"

The Scotsman (Thrown)

"The music is the ultimate highlight of this production, with every ensemble piece on point" 

Scatter Of Opinion (The Beggars Opera) *Music by Chris Drohan and Bobby Locke

"A beautiful musical score by Bobby Locke and Chris Drohan transports the action into the present"

UKTheatre (The Beggars Opera)

"Chris Drohan’s fine score sets the tone with rumbling cellos and rhythmic drums"

The Stage (FInders Keepers)

"The musical numbers are lovingly recreated and fill the theatre with sound."

ReviewsHub (All Or Nothing)

"The music is gratifyingly loud, heavy and intense; a true celebration of mod culture"

Record Collectors Magazine (All Or Nothing)

"A live sound rarely matched in any musical theatre show that I’ve witnessed"

Sardines Magazine (All Or Nothing)

"It is loud, rocking & has a real authentic sound to it. If you closed your eyes you would think The Small Faces themselves were stood in front of you"

Pleasemindtheblog.com (All Or Nothing)

"This goes hand in hand with Chris Drohan’s excellent sound design, complete with relaxing reggae and more disturbing, distortion effects. The audience members always feel an underlying sense of foreboding under the cosiness of the married couple’s bedroom, which serves as a perfect metaphor for the whole relationship"

A Younger Theatre (Don't Smoke in Bed)

"The sound design was excellent, adding to the humour and the specific aesthetic of the show, I would have completely understood if the Eurobeat music was found on records abandoned somewhere in the junkyard"

BroadwayBaby (Finder's Keepers)

"There is clever sound too - judiciously and pertinently underscoring the narrative, Chris Drohan does unobtrusive but very effective work"

Britishtheatre.com (The One Day of the Year)

"The clever sound design, by Chris Drohan, is used to make the audience aware of each new horrific thing happening to the world around them"

(The Lamellar Project)

BroadwayBaby (Lamellar Project)

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