Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo



A sound designer for theatre, performance and dance.








Sound Design

Directed by Ria Parry
Why The Whales Came, UK Tour, Photo Credit Helen Murray

"The final moments...underpinned by Martin Thompson's  poignantly repetitive soundtrack are intensely powerful"

The Stage


A Love for Sound.

Emotional Response

A passion for working with composers.

Creative use of new techniques and software.

An incredible skill for found music of all genres.

Supporting the Narrative.

Martin Thompson

Martin Thompson creates Soundscapes and Sound Designs for theatre. He studied Acoustical Engineering at the University of Southampton.


Recent work includes:


I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpugo, Directed by Dani Parr. West End, Brighton Festival 2014 and UK Tour. Winner of an Argus Angel Award


Moominsummer Madness directed by Peter Glanville and Dani Parr. Polka Theatre, London.


Dr Korzcak’s Example at the Unicorn theatre, London directed by Ria Parry.


Flathampton (Brighton Festival) directed by Dani Parr – Winner of an Argus Angel Award  & Festival Best children’s show.


He has designed several shows at the Royal Theatre in Northampton including,


The Love of the Nightingale directed by Natalie Diddams, Twelfth Night directed by James Farrell, Love and Information directed by Jamie Rocha Allan, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found directed by Ria Parry


Associate work includes,

Ruined at the Almeida, London directed by Indhu Rubasingham, for Christopher Shutt.

To Sir With Love UK Tour, directed by Mark Babych for Ivan Stott.

Regeneration UK Tour, directed by Simon Godwin for George Dennis.


He is currently the Head of Production at the Royal & Derngate Theatres in Northampton.



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