Richard Brooker has been involved in theatre for his entire life. From working on the New London Theatre production of Cats, he worked his way up to Sound No. 1 and mixed shows for a dozen years before he started designing. He’s now one of the country’s top sound designers working on shows such as Dreamgirls, The Bodyguard, Funny Girl, Bend it like Beckham, Annie, West Side Story, Sister Act and many, many, many more.
I caught up with him at the get-in of How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the New Wimbledon Theatre to chat about his career, the difference a good and bad sound experience can be and how to get into the sound game if you’re interested.