The Real Thing


  • Tue 03 Oct - Sat 14 Oct
  • Written by Tom Stoppard | Directed by Stephen Unwin | Starring Laurence Fox
    A Rose Theatre Kingston, Theatre Royal Bath and Cambridge Arts Theatre co-production

John Leonard

Sound Designer

John started work in theatre sound 45 years ago and, during that time, has provided soundtracks for theatres all over the world. He has written an acclaimed guide to theatre sound, is the recipient of Drama Desk, LDI Sound Designer of the Year and USITT Distinguished Career awards, is a fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and an honorary fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

Most recent theatre includes: The Stepmother (Minerva Theatre, Chichester); Mad Man Sad Woman (Head for Heights at the Space); Carmen (Grange Festival); All Our Children (Jermyn Street Theatre); Consent, Waste, Detroit, Grief, Untold Stories - Cocktail Sticks, 2000 Years, England People Very Nice, Much Ado About Nothing, London Assurance and Rocket to the Moon (National Theatre); The Heresy of Love (RSC); The Dark Earth and the Light Sky, The Master Builder and Little Eyolf (Almeida); Ghosts (Almeida, West End and New York); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bristol Old Vic); Into the Woods (Manchester Royal Exchange); The BFG (Birmingham Rep); Birthday and Tribes (Royal Court Theatre); Stevie, Farewell to the Theatre, Lawrence After Arabia and Ken (Hampstead); Mr Foote’s Other Leg (Hampstead and West End); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe) and The Libertine, Dead Funny, Hand to God, The Duck House, Just Jim Dale, Firebird and McQueen (West End).