2018

Wendy & Peter Pan

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Sound Designer

Producers

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company

Creative Team

Playwright: Ella Hickson

Director: Eleanor Rhodes

Choreographer: EJ Boyle

Designer: Max Johns

Lighting Designer: Mark Doubleday

Composer: MJ McCarthy

Sound Design: MJ McCarthy and Calum Paterson

Flying Director: James Veitch

Fighter Direction: RC Annie

Reviews

"it is both funny and heartbreaking, intelligent and tense. Warning: features actual fairy dust"

-The Guardian

"Underscored by Michael John McCarthy’s moving score, the result is an exquisite fantasia about healing, about growing up enough to keep the child within alive, and about learning to let go enough to be able to fly in every way."

- The Herald

"The Lyceum's spectacular Christmas show is an enchanting, magical, funny, empowering production that is not to be missed"

- The Skinny

'a fabulous ensemble piece that's full of wonder...making some children and adults actually bounce and roar in delight'

- Edinburgh Guide

"Dark, smart, nuanced adaptation of JM Barrie that gives Wendy a prominent and heroic role"

- The Stage

'theatrical magic to stimulate the imagination.'​

- All Edinburgh Theatre

GlasGLOW 

Botanic Gardens, Glasgow

Associate Sound Designer

Producers

Itison

Creative Team

Creative Director: Kate Bonney

Lighting Designer: Kate Bonney

Sound Designer: Kevin Murray

Associate Sound Designer: Calum Paterson

Reviews

"The entire gardens and Kibble Palace have been lit up for GlasGLOW and people will be stunned to see how they have been transformed"

- Glasgow Live

"Immerse yourself in illumination, spectacular soundscapes and storytelling in a must-see, world-class event coming to life in the heart of Glasgow for the first time."

- Families Online

Design By Disaster (Development)

Sanderson Building, Kings Buildings, Edinburgh

Sound Designer

Producers

Braw Fox Theatre

Creative Team

Playwright: Dave Fargnoli

Director: ​Jo Rush & Amy McKenzie

Sound Designer: Calum Paterson

Associate Sound Designer: Andrew King

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Sound Designer

Producers

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Creative Team

Director: ​Dougie Irvine

Choreographer: Lainey Baird

Designer: Richard Evans

Sound Designer: Calum Paterson

Lighting Designer: Grant Anderson

Reviews

"Everything from the set decoration, to the music, to the quality of the acting is excellent – on a par with anything you would pay £50 to see on the London stage"

- The Wee Review

It's a blast! Not only does RCS throw a lot of resources at its big musicals, in terms of staging and professional behind-the-scenes staff, but the on-stage action (and backstage musicianship) is all top-notch"

- The List

Bottled Up

Edinburgh Festival Fringe & Camden Fringe

Composer & Sound Designer

Producers

Colleen Cameron

Creative Team

Playwright: Colleen Cameron

Director: ​Sarah Miele

Designer: Jennifer Logan

Composer & Sound Designer: Calum Paterson

Lighting Designer: Kieran Kenning

Reviews

"a pertinent topic and a captivating story"

- Mind The Blog

"a hard hitting drama, well worth the watch"

- Fringe Guru

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The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other

The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Associate Sound Designer

Producers

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company

Creative Team

Director: Wils Wilson
Co-Director (Movement): Janice Parker
Composer/Sound Designer: Michael John McCarthy
Set Designer: Fly Davis
Lighting Designer: Kai Fisher
Costume Designer: Jen McGinley
Associate Sound Designer: Calum Paterson
Assistant Director: Eve Nicol
Assistant Director: Drew Taylor
Associate Artist: Dylan Read
Associate Artist: Ádám Tompa

Reviews

"Handke’s vision, brought to life with a rare passion and humanity by this superb creative team"

- The Scotsman

 

"The flow is narrated by Michael John McCarthy’s electronic music and succeeds in creating a bigger picture of humanity and who we are"

- The Stage

"The whole thing is driven by Michael John McCarthy’s score, a jaunty mix of palm court strings and baroque chamber jazz that colours in the show’s light and shade. As people go on no matter what, the whole becomes a life-affirming sketchbook of how we live now, tomorrow and the day after"

- The Herald

"An epic of mime and movement, the repetitious acts of day to day life mingle with the past"

- The Reviews Hub

Last Futures

The Tramway, Glasgow

Sound Designer

Producers

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow University

Creative Team

Director: Josh Armstrong

Sound Designer: Calum Paterson

Lighting Designer: Paul Claydon

Ceilidh

Scottish Highlands & Islands Tour

Associate Sound Designer

Producers

Theatre Gu Leor

Creative Team

Playwights: Màiri Sìne Campbell & Catriona Lexy Campbell

Dramaturg: Lynda Radley

Director: Lewis Hetherington

Designer: Frances Collier

Sound Designer: Michael John McCarthy

Associate Sound Designer: Calum Paterson

Lighting Designer: John Wilkie

Reviews

"Beautiful gaelic songs... with plenty of humour, and successfully capturing the ceilidh spirit"

- The Wee Review

"Fearless... ancient and modern are brought to rollicking intimate life"

- The Herald

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