Meet the Sound Ideas Team
“Wherever we go, whatever we do
We’re gonna go through it together”
Lynn Ireson – Executive Producer
Lynn is a freelance Learning and Development Consultant providing both Leadership training and development coaching to senior leaders in large, international corporations. This has proved to be excellent grounding when working on some of the unusual challenges involved in the production of the interesting and innovative work of The Sound Ideas Theatre Company.
Production credits include NYE: A Night at the Musicals, Attack of the Theatre People, Songs in the Wrong Order (Maddermarket Theatre) the East Anglian premier of the splash-hit musical Urinetown, Into The Woods at Norwich Playhouse and Sweeney Todd, The Warehouse Experience.
Daniel Smith – Artistic Director and Designer
Daniel is a freelance graphic designer and joint artistic director of Sound Ideas Theatre Company.
Performance roles include: Ensemble, Sweeney Todd (Norwich Theatre Royal and The Shoe Factory); George, The Wedding Singer; Principle Cast Member, Godspell; Seasons of Love soloist, RENT! (Norwich Playhouse).
Production credits include: Director and Designer, Sweeney Todd (The Shoe Factory); Director and Designer, Into The Woods (Norwich Playhouse); Director and Choreographer, Urinetown (Maddermarket); Director, The MV Xmas Show ‘15 (Open); Production Designer, Grease (Norwich Playhouse); Director and Designer, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Sewell Barn.
April Nash – Artistic Director
April Nash is a proud co-founder and creative director of Sound Ideas Theatre Company.
Training: Centre Stage School of Dance.
Roles includes: Mrs Lovett, Sweeney Todd (Sound Ideas Theatre Co); Baker’s Wife, Into The Woods (Sound Ideas Theatre Co); Little Becky Two-Shoes, Urinetown (Sound Ideas Theatre Co); Kate Monster, Avenue Q (Threshold Theatre Co); various characters, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Mixed Voice); Oolie/ Donna, City of Angels (Threshold Theatre Co); Julia Sullivan, The Wedding Singer (Threshold Theatre Co); Girl #1, Rent (Mixed Voice); Liz, Billy Liar (Westacre Theatre Co); Cabaret and Little Shop of Horrors (Westacre Theatre Co); Jewel, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Westacre Theatre Co).
Artemis Reed – Musical Director
Artemis has been a member of Sound Ideas Theatre Company since the very first concert back in 2013 at The Lounge on St Benedicts and has been the company’s resident Musical Director for all projects since.
Artemis has a wealth of experience, from directing one of Norfolk’s finest big bands, being Musical Director for a strong of musicals and running a highly acclaimed jazz trio.
Alongside this, Artemis has focused on honing and developing his musical composition voice. He has written music for a number of independent films and projects. His music can also be found in jingles for adverts such as DCM ’s cinema ad.
Dave Myers – Technical Director
Dave Myers has gained experience in recent years as a lighting and sound technician at the Maddermarket Theatre working on 18 in house plays and over 60 external one night productions ranging from tribute bands to stand-up comedy and burlesque. He has also stage managed Allo Allo, What The Butler Saw, Bronte and Beaux Stragegem. He has crewed for Norfolk Youth Music Theatre in 21 full musicals and taken [TITLE OF SHOW] to the Edinburgh Fringe as Stage Manager and Producer.
In addition to his work at the Maddermarket, he has crewed and stage managed for Mixed Voice (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Grease and The Christmas Show), Sound Ideas, The Great Hall Theatre Company as well as Notre Dame, Norwich School and Wymondham College high schools. In his spare time he sleeps!
Matt Cross – Lighting Designer
Matt has worked extensively as a lighting designer and programmer across the UK and internationally in all areas of performance.
Recent projects: Stars of Strictly Come Dancing, Lighting Designer (UK Tour); Cinderella, Lighting Designer (Kings Lynn Corn Exchange); Sleeping Beauty, Lighting Designer (The Crowns Theatre, Hull); Blickling Hall Christmas, Lighting Designer (Blickling Hall); Into The Woods, Lighting Designer; West Side Story, Lighting Designer (Norwich Playhouse).
Other credits include: Grease (Lighting Designer), Godspell (Lighting Designer); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Lighting Designer); RENT (Lighting Designer); Celebrity Cruises & Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (Programmer); Talking Heads (Lighting Designer); The Rocky Horror Show (Lighting Designer).