Garry Boyle

Sound Engineer / Sound Designer

Theatre


Outside of the studio Garry is an established Sound Designer and Sound Supervisor for a wide range of Scottish Theatre Productions both domestically and internationally.


Below is an excerpt of his past works.


Interference (2019)


Interference is a trilogy of near future plays. Staged in an empty office block transformed with vivid projection and atmospheric soundscapes. It asks the question: will technology interfere with what we really need from each other?

Role

Sound Designer

Director

Writen by

Morna Pearson, Hannah Khalil and Vlad Butucea.

Produced by

Dates

16th-30th March 2019

Awards and Nominations

Best Technical Presentation - Critics Awards Theatre Scotland (Runner Up)

What Girls Are Made Of (2019)


Grunge has just gone global, scruffy indie kids are inheriting the earth, and a schoolgirl from Glenrothes is catapulted to a rock star lifestyle as the singer in a hot new indie band. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn’t.


Based on her meticulously detailed, pull-no-punches teenage diaries, this is the true story of Cora Bissett’s rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be.

Role

Sound Designer and Touring Production Manager

Director

Orla O’Loughlin

Writen by

MD / Sound Designer

MJ McCarthy

Produced by

Raw Material Arts / Traverse Theatre Company

Dates

Scottish Tour (Apr / May 2019)
Belfast, Northern Ireland (May 2019)
CULTURA INGLESA, Sau Paulo, Brazil (May 2019)
Spoletto Festival, South Carolina, USA (June 2019)
Edinburgh Festival (August 2019)
Live Theatre, Newcastle, England (Sept 2019)
Soho Theatre, London (Sept 2019),
Melbourne International Festival, Australia (Oct 2019)

Awards

Outstanding Dramatic Performance, Scottish Culture Awards 2019

The Spinners (2020)


The Spinners is an exhilarating ride into myth and imagination from renowned Scottish director Al Seed and award-winning Australian choreographer and dancer Lina Limosani as they plunge audiences into the story of the Fates of Greek mythology.


Role

Production Manager and Sound Supervisor

Director

Al Seed

MD / Sound Designer

Guy Veale

Produced by

Dates

Scottish Tour (Apr / May 2019)

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

ADAM (2017)


If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice.

Adam is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man having to make that choice and begin his journey. From Egypt to Scotland, it charts Adam’s fight across borders and genders to find a place to call home.


Role

Sound Designer

Conceived for stage and directed by

Written by

Frances Poet

Composer

Produced by

Dates

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe (August 2017)
Brighton Arts Festival, Brighton (May 2018)
Battersea Arts Centre, London (Sept 2018)
Skirball Centre, New York, USA (14 - 16 Feb 2019)

Awards

Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award
Herald Angel 2017

Fringe First 2017

The Flying Artichoke Award Winner 2017

Glasgow Girls (2016 / 2017 / 2019)


The life-affirming Scottish musical drama, based on the true story of seven feisty Glaswegian teenagers, whose lives change forever when their school friend and her asylum-seeking family are forcibly taken from their home to be deported. The ‘Glasgow Girls’ are galvanised to fight for her rights, inspiring a whole community to unite behind its residents.


Role

Sound Designer / Sound Supervisor

Conceived for stage and directed by

Written by

David Greig

Produced by

Dates

Greenock, Beacon Arts Centre, 29-30 July 2016
Edinburgh Fringe, Assembly Hall, 4-28 Aug 2016
Glasgow, Citizens Theatre, 30 Aug - 3 Sep 2016
Oxford Playhouse, 7-10 Sep 2016
Stirling, Macrobert Arts Centre, 14-16 Sep 2016
London, Stratford East, 20 Sep - 1 Oct 2016
Dundee Rep, 12-15 Oct 2016
Liverpool Playhouse, 14-18 Feb 2017
Belfast, The MAC, 21-25 Feb 2017


Glasgow King’s Theatre 15-19 Jan 2019
Edinburgh King’s Theatre 23-26 Jan 2019
Perth Theatre 30 Jan - 3 Feb 2019
Inverness Eden Court 7-9 Feb 2019
Dublin Abbey Theatre 13-16 Feb

Awards

Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out 2016

Janis Joplin Full Tilt (2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2018)


On stage a woman stands, the greatest rock singer of her generation. Standing around her is the hottest band that a record company can buy. In front of her, an audience of thousands of expectant fans. She is Janis Joplin. She is utterly alone.


A celebration of a sound, a scream of protest at the universe. Full Tilt.


Role

Sound Designer / Sound Supervisor

Director

Written by

Principle Cast

Angie Darcy and Harry Ward

Produced by

Pachamama Productions

Dates

Edinburgh Fringe, Assembly Checkpoint, Aug 2014
Glasgow, Tron Theatre, Sep 2014

Burns Supper, Dumfries, Feb 2015


Queens Hall, Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 2015

Oran Mor, Glasgow, Sept 2015

Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Sept 2015

Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, Sept 2015

Eden Court, Inverness, Sept 2015


London, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Feb 2016


Edinburgh Fringe, Assembly Hall, Aug 2018

Awards

‘Best Play’ - Scottish Arts Club

‘Best Female Musical Performance’

GRIT: The Martyn Bennett Story (2014)


GRIT told the painful yet inspiring story of a young man’s phenomenal musical imagination, and his fierce fight against the cancer which ultimately robbed him of his short life at 33. His passion, his fierce love of life, music, the country and people who inspired his ground breaking creations were evoked and explored visually, physically and immersively in this highly ambitious musical adventure.



Role

Sound Designer / Sound Supervisor

Director

Written by

Kieran Hurley

Produced by

Pachamama Productions

Dates

​Part of Culture 2014


Glasgow Tramway May/June 2014

Comar Tobermory June 2014

Beats Per Minute (2018)


Inside a geodesic dome in George Square, in the heart of the city, this immersive 30 minute audio-visual event invites you to get inside the beating hearts and heads of athletes who dedicate their lives to their sport at incredible cost. 


Wearing headphones and vibrating Subpacs attached to your body and surrounded by projections you will enter into the world of the athletes and experience their hopes, their dreams and their adrenaline-fuelled victories.

Role

Sound Designer

Director

Cora Bissett & Leonie Rae Gasson

Produced by

Dates

​Part of Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2018

Glasgow George Square, August 2018

Music is Torture (2017)


Music Is Torture is a darkly comic piece of gig-theatre.


The show is set in Limbo Recording Studios and tells the story of jaded music producer Jake, who discovers that a track he produced is being used to torture political prisoners and charts his subsequent moral dilemma.


The piece is inspired by the research of musicologist, Dr. M. J. Grant, into the use of music to promote, facilitate and accompany violent response to conflict.


Role

Sound Supervisor

Director

Written by

Louise Quinn

Sound Designer

Bal Cooke

Produced by

Dates

Toured Scotland May/June 2017

How To Choose? (2014)


With the independence referendum looming, Scotland is facing a momentous decision. In this production, Gary McNair and Davey Anderson explore some questions about the nature of choice. How do we choose, and how can we know if it is the right decision?

Role

Sound Designer

Writter / Director(s)

Gary McNair & Dave Anderson

Dates

Toured Scotland Sept 2014

Pantomime Productions


Over the last decade Garry has designed for over a dozen Pantomime Productions all over Scotland. As of 2016 these shows have been for Imagine Theatre:


Production

Theatre

Director

Writer

Beauty and The Beast (2019)

Eden Court, Inverness

Will Brenton & Steven Wren

Cinderella (2019)

The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Eric Potts

Jack & The Beanstalk (2018)

Eden Court, Inverness

Steven Wren

Sleeping Beauty (2018)

The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Eric Potts

Snow White (2017)

Eden Court, Inverness

Iain Lauchlan & Steven Wren

Dick Whittington (2016)

Eden Court, Inverness

Ian Lauchlan & Will Brenton

Select productions prior to 2016:

Production

Theatre

Director

Writer

Cinderella (2015)

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Mark Cox

Mark Cox & David Goodall

Jack & The Beanstalk (2014)

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Mark Cox

Mark Cox

Sleeping Beauty (2013)

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Tim Licata

Tim Licata

Puss In Boots (2012)

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Tim Licata

Tim Licata