Emma Laxton

Sound Design

Emma trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She was the Deputy Head of Sound at the Royal Court from 2002 – 2007. She has also worked as a senior sound technician in the Olivier at the National Theatre. 

Emma won an Olivier Award for Best Sound Design for Emilia in 2020 and the Falstaff Award for Best Sound Design/Original Score for her work on Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014.  

Recent Theatre credits include: 

Mlima’s Tale (Kiln); Dancing At Lughnasa (National Theatre); The Collaboration, Hamlet, Blood Wedding, See Me Now (Young Vic); Walden (Harold Pinter Theatre, West End); A Kind Of People, Superhoe, The Living Newspaper: Edition 1 (Royal Court); The Effect, Julius Caesar, Sisters, Coriolanus (Sheffield Theatres); Vassa, The Writer (Almeida); Emilia (West End); The Country Wife, Random/Generations, The House They Grew Up In, Forty Years On (Chichester Festival Theatre); Titus Andronicus (RSC & Barbican Centre); Trouble in Butetown,The York Realist, Limehouse, Measure For Measure, Coriolanus, Berenice, The Physicists, Making Noise Quietly, The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse); Breaking The Code, All My Sons, A Doll’s House, Three Birds, The Accrington Pals, Lady Windermere’s Fan (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse); Ghosts, The Oresteia (Home Theatre, Manchester); Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme (Headlong, UK Tour); Great Expectations (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Elizabeth (Royal Opera House); 101 Dalmations, The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep); Henry The Fifth (Unicorn Theatre, Imaginate Festival); All My Sons (Talawa Theatre, UK Tour); Uncle Vanya, Hello/Goodbye, The Blackest Black, #Aiww: The Arrest Of Ai Wei Wei, Lay Down Your Cross, Blue Heart Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre); Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Royal Exchange/ Royal & Derngate/Northern Stage); Pests (Clean Break/Royal Exchange/Royal Court); Much Ado About Nothing (Old Vic); Nut, Men Should Weep, Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat (National Theatre); Omg! (Sadlers Wells/The Place/Company Of Angels); There Are Mountains (Clean Break/Hmp Askham Grange); The Promise (Donmar Warehouse At Trafalgar Studios); You Can Still Make A Killing (Southwark Playhouse); The Sacred Flame (ETT); Black T-Shirt Collection (Fuel UK Tour & National Theatre); Invisible (Transport UK Tour & Luxemborg); Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndhams Theatre, West End); Precious Little Talent (Trafalgar Studios), Where’s My Seat, Like A Fishbone, The Whiskey Taster, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, 2nd May 1997, Apologia, The Contingency Plan, Wrecks, Broken Space Season, 2000 Feet Away (Bush Theatre); Charged (Clean Break/Soho Theatre); My Romantic History (Sheffield Theatres/ Bush Theatre); Travels With My Aunt (Northampton Theatre Royal); Pornography (Birmingham Rep/Traverse/ Tricycle Theatre); Europe (Dundee Rep/ Barbican Pit).


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