Theatre Sound Design

Rob Summers

Rob Summers is a Theatre Sound Designer and Sound Engineer from West London specialising in live Theatre Sound Design for musicals and plays.

Credits include Sound Design in London as well as around the UK and international touring productions.

Rob started his theatre career on CATS at The New London Theatre before moving to the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane to open Miss Saigon. He has gone on to design or operate many great musicals from around the world.

Rob Summers Sound Design credits include: 

Sunday Soul (Chiswick Playhouse), Let There Be Love (Millfield Theatre), The Stripper (Hornchurch Theatre), The Sound of Music (QNCC Theatre, Doha), The Sound of Music (Jordan), Tommy Steele, In Concert (UK Tour), Michael Barrymore’s Laid Back Tour (UK Tour), Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, (UK Tour) and Spirit of the Dance (World Tour).

Production Crew: 

From There (Chiswick Playhouse), Woyzeck (The Old Vic), Stephen Ward ( London), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (The Savoy Theatre), Rock of Ages (Shaftsbury Theatre), War Horse(UK Tour), Singin’ in the Rain (Palace Theatre, London), Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Million Dollar Quartet (Noel Coward Theatre), All New People (London), Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace), Shrek (UK Tour), CATS (UK Tour), The Hired Man (St James Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (The Old Vic), Sleeping Beauty (UK Tour), South Pacific (UK Tour), Play Without Words (UK Tour), Nutcracker (UK Tour), Evita (UK Tour), The Lion King (UK Tour), The Pajama Game (Shaftsbury Theatre), Witches of Eastwick (UK Tour), Spring Awakening (London), Spamalot (Palace Theatre,  London), Fiddler on the Roof (UK Tour), Buddy (UK Tour), Summer Holiday (UK Tour), Scrooge (UK Tour) and Re-Arranged (Trafalgar Studios, London).

Head Of Sound: 

Dick Whittington (Wimbledon), Pippin (Charing Cross Theatre), John & Jen (Southwark Playhouse), Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre / International Tour), Songs 4 Nobodies (Ambassadors Theatre), Aladdin (Wimbledon), TriOperas (Peacock Theatre), Our House (UK Tour), Anything Goes (Lost Theatre), The Wild Party (The Other Palace), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (The Civic Theatre, Auckland NZ), Jack and the Beanstalk (Wimbledon), Sleeping Beauty Panto (Woking), American Idiot (The Arts Theatre/UK Tour), Singin’ in the Rain (Killworth House), CBeebies Christmas Show, Peter Pan (BBC, 2014), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Palace Theatre), War Horse (New London Theatre), Mamma Mia (International Tour), Les Misérables (Queens Theatre, London), Beautiful and Damned (Lyric Theatre, London), My Fair Lady (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The King and I (The London Palladium), Fiddler on the Roof (The London Palladium), Spirit of the Dance (World Tour), Annie (UK Tour), Joseph (UK Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour), Grease (UK Tour), Summer Holiday (Blackpool & UK Tour), Sunset Boulevard (Comedy Theatre), Tommy Steele, What a Show (UK Tour), Pickwick (UK Tour), Scrooge (UK Tour), Carmen Jones (UK Tour), Jekyll (Bromley), Re-Arranged (Trafalgar Studios, London), Buddy (UK Tour) and Barnum (UK Tour).

WELCOME

Welcome to Rob Summers Sound Design. Providing details of previous work and forthcoming productions. Rob has worked with top sound designers like Tony GayleGareth Owen, Andrew Bruce, Bobby Aitken, Rick Clarke  and Chris Whybrow.

WEST END SOUND DESIGNER

Rob Summers is a Sound Designer and Operator with extensive experience in West End and large scale touring musical productions. Further information can be found on his contact page.

"Rob is, without a doubt, by far one of the best in his profession. He has proven himself to be excellent at this job whilst maintaining a friendly working relationship with other departments."  

Chris Ma Musical Director

Musical Director

"Rob's experience and passion allows him to deliver only the very best on every project he works on. I can not recommend Rob highly enough for all things theatre sound related."

Producer

"On a personal level, Rob has shown a great deal of integrity and has been a delight to work alongside. Amiable and honest, he has never lost his passion for keeping the show at it’s absolute best."

graham hubbard

Resident Director

"His mixing ability is of the highest standard and his knowledge of theatre practices is with out doubt and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done." 

tony gayle sound

Sound Designer

"Rob is regarded as one of the industry’s best Sound Operators and Sound Designers. I would have no hesitation in engaging Rob on my future productions and projects."   

Daniel sparrow

Producer

"Rob's ability to deal with ‘difficult’ personalities together with his obvious ability for mixing a large scale production made him an invaluable member of the team."

nick sagar

Sound Designer

"Rob was always concerned with the detail of the design, working hard to balance the clarity and quality of the vocals and music whilst serving the wishes of the director and producers and led the sound team well."

john payton

Producer

"Rob Summers is a consistent, solid and dependable Head of Department. I would have no reservation in recommending him to future productions."

Sound Designer

"Rob has very good technical skills combined with a natural flair for mixing music and a solid, practical approach to problem solving. He also shows good skills as a strong team-leader and would be a valuable asset to any production."

brian Buchanan

Sound Designer

"Rob's contribution has been consistently of the highest standard and has helped make this production"

Justin teasdale

Sound Designer