Edinburgh Festival 2016

For the last month I have been in Edinburgh with various different shows, it has been a fantastic month.

A huge congratulations to all the shows I worked on/with up there! Hayley Ellis, Russell Howard, Smoking Apples, Joe DeRosa, Alistair McGowan, Iain Stirling, it has been a pleasure as always and think you’ve all had an amazing year.

Now the fringe is over, I am preparing for the next part of the year. I am touring with Russell Howard again on his new material nights, composing and designing for a few different companies that I can’t mention yet, and touring with The Horne Section around the country. I’m really excited.

My home page on this site was always meant to be updated regularly to let everyone know what I’m doing, however due to the busyness of my year, I have not been able to update as much as I would have liked. Thank you for bearing with me.

However if you want to know what I’m up to, please check out my twitter at @jowalkersound or check out my youtube channel at WalkersSound. Both of these are updated much more regularly, so will be more up to date then this page.

Thanks for visiting my site!

So Far This Year

This year has been pretty busy already for me, so apologies for not updating this page sooner. Over April a play by Hannah Khalil called “Scenes From 68* Years” performed at Archola Theatre. It was an absolute pleasure to work on, and I can say that the we couldn’t be any happier with how the run went.

The show contained several stories from Palestine, an epic snap shot into the the life there, then and now through stories that were drawn from Hannah’s family and friends.

An exciting element of the show was the use of Skype, enabling us to have an actor live from Palestine each show. I was also able to set up a Live Stream, so that people throughout the world could watch what we had created, and we were all surprised at how popular the stream became.

Thank you to everyone who came to see the show.

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The other exciting news I can mention, is that Russell Howard will be performing some new material at Edinburgh Festival this year. I love going up to the festival, so am very pleased to be attending again this year. Tickets are already on sale, and can be brought clicking here.

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Sadly the Horne Section will not be attending the festival this year, however we have recently announced several new tour dates, as well as another residency at Soho Theatre, were we are planning something different, which is sure to be hilarious. Tickets for Soho can be brought from clicking here, and tour dates for them can be found on there website www.thehornesection.com.

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Finally, for the last few months I have been Sound Deputy for Goosebumps Alive, which is performing at Waterloo Vaults. It is absolutely incredible, and a wonderful theatrical experience. The show is running until the 5th June, and I cannot encourage you enough to go and see it. This is the type of work I love, and Daffyd Gough’s sound design is a work of art. Tickets can be brought from clicking here.

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New Year, New Shows

Well 2016 has begun, and what a busy year it has already turned out to be. First of all, a big happy birthday to The Invisible Dot! The Invisible Dot are a fantastic company specialising in new writing for Comedy, and to celebrate it’s 7th birthday, I was honoured to take part in a special show at the Hammersmith Apollo with The Horne Section. It was tremendous fun, and a very funny evening. Thank you to The Invisible Dot for all the support you’ve given the Horne Section in recent years, and have a tremendous year!

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The Horne Section haven’t announced any shows this year yet, as they are currently planning and recording a new Comedy Album. Some live shows will be announced after the recording is finished, please check back, or follow them on twitter at @hornesection for the latest news.

I’m currently working on some new Work in Progress shows for Russell Howard around London for his new series of Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. For the latest updates and news, please follow him on twitter at @russellhoward

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Thats all I can inform you of what I’m up to for now I’m afraid, but I will update this blog as soon as I get permission from the various shows/projects.

Winter Treats

This winter, I’m proud to say that curious directive’s fringe first show “Your Last Breath” is being revived for a month at Southwark Playhouse. This is the first show I ever designed with curious directive, and am very proud of it. It will have a brand new cast, has a few re-rights, and will be a refreshing winter show to see this holiday season.

It will be performing from the 4th-30 December. The new trailer can be found below:



As well as Your Last Breath, this year I am working with ACS Random again for (this year) two new shows at Park Theatre. The first of which is a original script called “The Knight From Nowhere”, written by Andrew Shepard (the companies Artist Director) about the life of Henry Irving. After an interval, we will then be performing “The Bells”, of which in Henry Irving made his most famous performance as Mathias.

The two shows will be running from the 24th November till the 19th December.

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In Our Hands

For the past couple of months, I have been designing and composing for Smoking Apple’s Theatre’s latest production, In Our Hands.

Alf is a trawler fisherman whose experience, camaraderie and loyalty have put him and his boat at the top of the game. But times are changing, and so is the industry. How will Alf adapt to survive?
Follow a fish’s journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull’s ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite. In Our Hands will transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher’s Fortune.
Using innovative puppetry, a striking set and an original score, join Alf as he journeys from the depths of despair to rise again and rescue the life he loves.

The show will be performing at:

Outpost Festival, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
14th and 15th October
20:00

Academy Of Music and Theatre Arts, Falmouth University, Falmouth
16th October
19:30

Salt Festival, Quarterhouse, Folkestone
23rd October
19:30

Suspense Puppetry Festival 2015, Little Angel Theatre
6th-8th November
19:30/15:30 and 19:30/15:30

“Beautifully visual and heartfelt” - Theatre Fullstop