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Ed Lewis

A composer and sound designer, working in theatre, film, television and advertising.

What shows or projects have you done with ETT? 

Two Trains Running 

Where is home for you? 

London. 

Where is your home away from home? 

Dorset 

Which artist(s) do you most admire and why?  

Stephen Warbeck, a versatile composer who’s success in built on a career of hard work and raw talent. 

What music inspires you? 

Way, way too many pieces and genres. Often film-scores, contemporary classical, romanticism, rock  – you see the problem…  

What piece of writing or quote inspires you? 

See a pin, pick it up, all day long you’ll have a pin. 

Touring is important because it allows a vastly larger audience to experience high-quality theatre, and stimulates the arts across the country.

Something that speaks to us, moves us or stimulate us in a way no other medium could. 

What, for you, makes a good piece of art? 

Something that speaks to us, moves us or stimulate us in a way no other medium could. 

What have been your career highlights so far? 

Arturo Ui with Lenny Henry at the Donmar Warehouse, Bug with James Norton, The Box Of Delights (a childhood favourite) 

If you were cast away on a desert island, which 5 plays would you take with you and why? 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a play that finds joy in flawed human nature; Arcadia – a celebration of language as a reflection of humanity; The Flick – a celebration of silence as a reflection of humanity; Translations – a beautiful and moving journey; Arturo Ui – simultaneously hilarious and terrifying 

Please can you tell us what you would say to emerging artists to encourage them to take their work on the road or join an ETT tour? 

Knowing that your work is being made accessible in places you’ve never even visited is a hugely rewarding feeling. 

Window or aisle seat? 

Window 

Favourite way to travel? 

Train 

If you could have any superpower, which would you choose? 

Time travel – so many, many things to know, both past and future 

Knowing that your work is being made accessible in places you've never even visited is a hugely rewarding feeling. 

Ed Lewis’s biog:

Edward studied Music at Oxford University and subsequently trained as a composer and sound designer at the Bournemouth Media School. 

Composer & Sound Design, recent credits include: Cash Cow, Everyday I Make Greatness Happen, Alligators, Platinum, Ignorance, On the Rocks, Amongst Friends, Darker Shores (Hampstead Theatre); Killer Joe (Trafalgar Studios); Table (New Vic Theatre); The WarHas Not Yet Started (Theatre Royal Plymouth); The Best Man (West End); Box Of Delights (Wilton’s Music Hall); Broken Glass (Watford Palace); Remarkable Invisible, The Vertical Hour (Theatre By The Lake); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Donmar Warehouse); Unfaithful, Bug, The Dazzle (Found 111); Baddies the Musical, Breaking the Ice, Hannah (Unicorn Theatre); Chef (Soho Theatre); Abigail’s Party (Leicester Curve); The Cement Garden (VAULT Festival); The Speed Twins, Slowly, Hurts Given and Received, Apple Pie (Riverside Studios); Eugenie Grandet (Hartshorn-Hook Productions); Cuddles (Oval House Theatre); Molly Sweeney (The Print Room/ Lyric); Gravity (Birmingham Rep); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Almeida); Thom Pain (Print Room); Measure For Measure (Cardiff Sherman); Emo (Bristol Old Vic/Young Vic); Once Upon A Time in Wigan, 65 Miles (Paines Plough/Hull Truck); Krapp’s Last Tape, Spoonface Steinberg (Hull Truck); The Shallow End (Southwark Playhouse); I Am Falling (Sadler’s Wells/The Gate, Notting Hill); Orpheus and Eurydice, Quartet (Old Vic Tunnels); The Beloved (Bush Theatre); The Stronger, The Pariah, Boy With a Suitcase, Walking the Tightrope, Le Mariage, Meetings (Arcola); Hedda, Breathing Irregular (The Gate, Notting Hill); Madness in Valencia (Trafalgar Studios); The Madness Of George III, Kalagora, Macbeth (National tours); and Othello (Rose Theatre, Bankside). 

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Website: www.soundslikeedlewis.com 

Twitter: @edwardjlewis