Theatre

current/upcoming:

A Chorus of Disapproval - Salisbury Playhouse

And Then There were None - National Tour

Of Mice and Men (Birmingham Rep) Reviews:
THE STAGE March 2023
“Elizabeth Purnell’s moody soundtrack feels suited both to the story’s setting and its stoic spirit. Bluesy guitar licks ring out, raising goosebumps with shivering, steely strings and scratchy slides, while the whole cast joins in to sing yearning heartfelt choruses.”
The Times **** March 2023
“Elizabeth Purnell’s plangent sound design completes this magnetic portrait of despair.”
The Guardian  **** March 2023 
“.. this is a world of toil and rugged, masculine industry, further evoked through Elizabeth Purnell’s compositions which utilise protest and workers’ union songs.”
What’s on Stage **** March 2023
“Songs created by Elizabeth Purnell and sung by the cast help to set the story in its American Depression location and time, evoking not only the roaming lifestyle of these itinerant workers but also their dreams of a better future”

With a strong sense of how music and sound combine to elevate the experience of theatre, she has worked in a vast array of contrasting projects, from immersive outdoor soundscapes, musical directing many actor-musician shows, and contributing to many productions from intimate small scale in the round, to musicals with community choirs.


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Credits

Salisbury Playhouse

  • How the Other Half Loves

    dir. Gareth Machin

  • The Girl on the Train

    dir. Loveday Ingram

Derngate/National Tour 2023/24

  • And Then There Were None

    dir. Lucy Bailey

Birmingham Rep

  • Of Mice and Men (dir. Iqbal Khan)

    Composer and sound designer

Liverpool Playhouse

  • A View From the Bridge

    Composer

Orange Tree Theatre

  • While the Sun Shines (dir. Paul Miller)

    music/sound design

  • Candida (dir. Paul Miller)

    music/sound design

  • Shaw Shorts (dir. Paul Miller)

    music/sound design

  • The False Servant (dir. Paul Miller)

    music/sound design

  • Arms and the Man (dir. Paul Miller)

    music/sound design

Bristol Old Vic

  • The Misanthrope

    Composer/sound designer

Shakespeare At The Tobacco Factory

  • School For Scandal

    Composer/MD

  • As You Like It

    Composer/MD

  • Richard III

    Composer/sound designer

  • The Cherry Orchard

    Composer/sound designer

  • King Lear

    Composer/sound designer

  • Comedy of Errors

    Composer/sound designer (MD)

  • Richard II

    Composer/sound designer

  • A Midsummers Night Dream

    Composer/sound designer

  • Anthony and Cleopatra

    Composer/sound designer

  • Hamlet (2007)

    Composer/sound designer (Dir: Jonathan Miller)

  • Hamlet (2016)

    Composer/sound designer

  • Othello

    Composer/sound designer

  • Much Ado about Nothing

    Composer/sound designer

  • Love's Labour's Lost

    Composer/sound designer

  • Three Sisters

    Composer/sound designer

  • Macbeth

    Composer/sound designer

  • Troilus and Cressida

    Composer/sound designer

  • Twelfth Night

    Composer/sound designer

  • Coriolanus

    Composer

  • All's Well that Ends Well

    Composer/sound designer

Guildhall - Silk Street Theatre

  • Orestes

    Composer/sound designer

Ustinov Theatre, Bath

  • Knives in Hens

    Composer/sound designer

Bush Theatre

  • Our New Girl

    Composer/sound designer

Barbican BITE Festival

  • Macbeth

    Composer/sound designer

Tobacco Factory Productions

  • A Christmas Carol

    Composer/sound designer, MD

  • School for WIves

    Composer/sound designer, MD

  • Oliver Twist

    sound designer

  • Topless Mum in Dead Hero Shocker

    Sound designer

  • Robin Hood

    Composer/sound designer

  • Treasure Island

    Composer/sound designer

  • Woyzeck

    Composer/sound designer

  • The Secret Garden

    Sound Designer

  • Searchlights Over Bemmy

    Sound Designer

Angle Theatre@Hackney Empire

  • Kjhadija is 18

    Composer/sound designer

  • The Sea at Night

    Composer/sound designer

  • Commercial Road

    Composer/sound designer

Passenger Shed

  • Walking the Chains

    Composer/MD

Stepping Out Theatre

  • The Most Effective Drum

    Composer , MD

Splice Productions

  • Under Milk Wood

    Composer/sound designer

Lady Strong's Bonfire

  • Mummy Monster

    Sound designer

Rondo Theatre, Bath

  • Searchlights over Bemmy

    Sound designer

Birmingham Crescent/Patrick Centre/Old Rep

  • Punk Rock

    Sound design

  • Blood Wedding

    Sound design

  • Mary Queen of Scots got her Head Chopped Off

    Sound design

  • Home Chat

    Sound design

  • The Hostage

    Sound Design

  • Closer

    Sound Design

  • Rhinoceros

    Sound Design

  • Raving

    Sound Design

  • Crimes of the Heart

    Sound Design

  • The Castle

    Sound Design

  • Trojan Women

    Sound Design

  • Mary Stuart

    Sound Design

  • Harper Regan

    Sound Design

  • Some Explicit Polaroids

    Sound Design

  • Nosferatu

    Sound Design

  • Lie With Me

    Sound Design

  • Macbett

    Sound Design

  • Naked

    Sound Design

  • Amorphism

    Sound design

  • Caucasian Chalk Circle

    Sound design

  • The Sweet Science of Bruising

    Sound design

  • International Klein Blue

    Sound design

  • Hobson's Choice

    Sound design

  • Spinning

    Sound design

  • Liola

    Sound design

Aberystwyth

  • Kindertransport

    Composer/sound designer

Kaos Theatre

  • The Tell Tale Heart

    Composer/sound designer

  • Virtual Morality

    Composer/sound designer

  • Dr Faustus

    Composer/sound designer

  • Medea

    Composer/sound designer

The Place, London

  • Dr Faustus

    Composer/sound designer

The Bristol Do

  • Ghosts of Portland Square

    Outdoor surround soundscape

Show Of Strength Theatre

  • The Camp

    Sound Designer

  • The Will Girls

    Sound Designer

Full Beam Visual Theatre

  • The Lesser Spotted Collector's Club

    Composer/sound designer

Arts University Bournemouth

  • We Burn Brightly

    Sound design

Bristol School of Acting

  • Fefu and her Friends (dir. Nancy Medina)

    Sound design

  • Cherry Orchard

    Sound design