Martin Hodgson was born in Darlington, County Durham and has been a sound engineer and designer for many years. He was Head of Sound at Northern Stage, Newcastle where his design credits included 1984, Animal Farm, Romeo and Juliet, Grimm’s Tales, More Grimm’s Tales The Princess and the Goblin and A Clockwork Orange.
Sound designs for Live Theatre, Newcastle include Smack Family Robinson, Toast, A Nightingale Sang, The Lovers, Keepers of the Flame (co-production with RSC), Geoffs Dead, Disco for Sale, Up There in Lights, Me and Cilla, Top Girls, Motherland, Blackbird, Jump!, The Pitmen Painters (National Theatre transfers, Volkstheater, Vienna and MTC Broadway), Tyne and Capt Amazing (Edinburgh Festival 2013/14) and many other projects. For Bill Kenwright Productions he designed The Pitmen Painters and Three Days In May, for national tours and West End runs and the productions of The Governess and Chin Chin.
Recent productions include regional tours of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple both for JASS Productions and an immersive production of Samuel Beckett’s Company which will perform in early 2017.