Beth Duke (she/her) is a sound designer and composer based in London. She was resident Sound Designer at the Almeida Theatre (2019-2020) and recently nominated for the Evening Standard & TikTok Future Theatre Creators Award as one of the top 6 audio designers in the UK. Represented by Maeve Bolger at The Agency.
As a Sound Designer, her theatre works spans a broad range - from family theatre and comedy, to thrillers and dramas. Beth often works with live musicians and music. She has worked on the West End, at the National Theatre, across the UK and internationally. Beth has also worked in Immersive Theatre for both Secret Cinema and Layered Reality, working both creatively and on the show control and technical side (including VR technology).
As a composer, Beth works with a wide range of musical genres from orchestral music to electronic compositions. She has composed and written music for live musicians, most recently with a string quartet, ceilidh band and opera singers for Bridgerton Secret Cinema. She also enjoys arranging music. She has scored podcast series, instructional videos and also done some advert work. Beth specialises in classical/filmic style scores which you can listen to here.
Biography for publication use
For London's West End: Mad House (Ambassador's Theatre); J'Ouvert (Harold Pinter Theatre); Death Drop (Garrick Theatre & Criterion Theatre); Tuckshop West End (Garrick Theatre); One Jewish Boy (Trafalgar Studios)
Immersive Theatre: Secret Cinema & Netflix present Bridgerton (Composer & Sound Designer); Gunpowder Experience (As associate Show Control); War of the Worlds Immersive Experience (As assistant Sound Designer)
Touring and Regional: Alice In Wonderland (Mercury Theatre); Mog the Forgetful Cat (Royal & Derngate; London Old Vic); Robin Hood (Bristol Old Vic); Silence (Mercury Theatre & Uk Tour); Isla (Theatre Clwyd); Typical Girls (Sheffield Crucible); One Under with Graeae Theatre Company (Plymouth Drum &UK tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (as associate Tobacco Factory); Boxman (UK Tour)
For London's National Theatre: The Manor (as associate, Lyttelton Theatre); New Views (Dorfman Theatre)
For London's Off West-End: Scenes with Girls (Royal Court Theatre); Together Not The Same (Sadler's Wells Theatre); My Night with Reg (Turbine Theatre); Patricia Gets Ready (Pleasance Theatre); Gentlemen / Lovesick / A Fantastic Bohemian / Pipeline (Arcola Theatre); Reimagining (Almeida Theatre); Last Easter (Orange Tree Theatre); Mission (The Big House); Superstar / Anything is Possible If You Think Hard Enough About It (Southwark Playhouse); Great Expectations (Geffrey Museum - Outside); The State of Things (Brockley Jack Studio Theatre); Goodbear (As associate, VAULTS festival); Alice (VAULTS Festival); Written (Little Fish); Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon (Old Red Lion); Fox (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Little Did I Know (Bread & Roses Theatre)
International: Dust (As associate, New York Theatre Workshop); Six Degrees of Separation (Barcelona International Festival)
Streaming: Living Newspaper (Royal Court Theatre); J'Ouvert (BBC iPlayer); Last Easter (Orange Tree Theatre); Apollo 13 (As associate, Original Theatre Company); Hamlet (RCSSD)
Drama Schools: Beneatha's Place (Mountview Academy); START (Mountview Academy); In Hell (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama); Hamlet (RCSSD); Ulsta Americans (LAMDA); Hyenas (LAMDA); Emilia (Mountview Academy); Katzenmusik (RCSSD); 5/11 (Mountview Academy); Queen Margaret (Mountview Academy)
"Pretty much every aspect of this production is top notch with beautiful lighting from Prema Mehta and sound from Beth Duke" Allthatdazzles 2022
"Simisola Majekodunmi’s pulsating lights and Beth Duke’s eclectic sounds, incorporating key tunes from the carnival culture, prove essential to the bare-bones evocation of the play’s setting." BroadwayWorld
"The design combines with Joshua Gadsby’s lighting and Beth Duke’s sound design to great effect on many occasions and result in some clever ‘trickery’. Page to Stage 2022
"As chaos builds, all the components of sound, design and movement weave themselves together in a glorious theatrical tapestry, resulting in a ludicrous spectacle."The Reviews Hub 2022
"Smoke swirls around the couple’s meetings and partings, underscored by composer Benedict Taylor’s unsettling soundscape (realised by sound designer Beth Duke)."Jewish Renaissance 2020