Sound for Stage


Original music, sound design, musical direction and co-development of script for a short run at the White Bear theatre.


Sound for Stage


Second sound design at the Old Red Lion. Very modern, visceral design incorporating elements of voiceover and manipulation of existing rock tunes.


Sound for Stage


A complex sound set-up, set in a 1987 talk radio studio, with all incoming calls pre-recorded with around 30 performers. Design required composition of theme tunes, radio jingles and advertisements while the stage set-up involved multiple microphones, an intercom system and on-stage speakers, along with integrating functioning 80's equipment. 

'special mention should go to Sound Designer Dan Bottomley. There’s a lot going on sound-wise with broadcast mics, internal mics, telephones, people calling in, commercials being played in the background and Bottomley has got it all working to perfection. It’s incredibly complicated but this is one of the best examples of first-class sound design I’ve heard in a small theatre for a long, long time.'



Sound for Stage


A collaboration with musician Will Dollard involved workshopping and devising the script with the company through an R & D period and composing all original material with flavours of Prokovief's classic source. With a cast of only two actor/musician/puppeteers all music was channelled through a BOSS-RC300 loop pedal to fill out the soundscape of the play.

Touring until December

'musical theatre for children at its finest'


'clever and intricately woven sound' 

Families Online


Sound for Stage


Composition of dark and atmospheric music for tour of northern theatre venues, including lengthy original numbers and evocative soundscapes. Orchestral and synth based.

Selections of material available to listen to on homepage.

Winner of Wakefield Drama Festivals 'Best Moment Award'


Composition for film

Frankenstein Prequel. An accompanying trailer for Foot of the Barrel and Bite My Tongue's 2017 co-production of Frankenstein. Visuals by Son Of Raw:

Sound for Stage


Full length musical put together for the Hope Theatre, Islington with Luke Adamson. 

With all original music for ensemble of three actor musicians playing Cello, Clarinet and Guitar, with accompaniment from on-stage keys and, when required, full recorded backing tracks.

Matthew Williams (Wills) nominated for an OffWestEnd Award for best Sound Design. 

'Bottomley's score is to be praised for variety and atmosphere.'

The Stage


Sound for Stage


Realistic sound design for show set on a ferry ​and in a liferaft at sea. 

'A brilliant, stripped back, sound design gave the visceral sensation of being at sea.'

London Pub Theatres


Sound for Stage


Original 1930's inspired jazz music and themes.

'Music was also used extremely effectively throughout... Dan Bottomley and Ben Bland's compositions were not only far more stylistically appropriate, but were integrated subtly into the action.'

Broadway World


United Kingdom

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