Crispian Covell - Sound Designer

I have known Rob Summers for several years and most recently have worked with him as No1 Sound Operator at Priscilla Queen of the Desert – London in January 2010.

In my position as Associate Sound Designer for the London production of Priscilla I have found Rob Summers to be a consistent, solid and dependable Head of Department. He has run the department with a firm yet diligent hand. He has established an excellent level of communication within the theatre as well as with Management and the Creative team.

Rob Summers has taken The Mix of the show under his belt and has more than maintained its quality and integrity through two cast changes as well as new staff within his own department. He has responded well to notes and input along the way and has taken responsibility for the teaching of subsequent mixers on the show.

His years of experience are really paying off, being able to maintain a calm and reasoned response to those pressured situations that come as part and parcel of a show like Priscilla in the West End. I would have no reservation in recommending him to future productions.

Crispian Covell, Associate Sound Designer – Priscilla Queen of the Desert London

Crispian Covell

Crispian Covell

Associate Sound Designer


"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."


"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


"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


"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