Stewart Lee – Snowflake / Tornado

Sound effect to close the ‘Tornado’ half of Stewart’s 2019 – 2022 touring show SNOWFLAKE / TORNADO. (Spoilers!)

Hound Of The Baskervilles

The Hound Of The Baskervilles – East Riding Theatre.

“They are supported by a wonderful soundscape and music by Damian Coldwell. Overdramatic chords, creaking doors, howling dogs and some luscious piano accompaniment help to generate the world of mock melodrama and silliness. ERT has always had excellent design teams and this production is no exception.” – Richard Vergette – British Theatre Guide


Kiss Me by Richard Bean

A forbidden love story set in late 1920’s London, performed in 2017 at East Riding Theatre.

Starring Bettine Mackenzie and directed by Matt Aston

I was composer and sound designer on this production.

4000 Days by Peter Quilter

Starring Alistair MacGowan. The story of a man waking from a 6 week coma with no memory of the previous ten years (the eponymous 4000 days)

Performed at the Park Theatre 2016

Lots of hospital SFX. The Ambulance recording below was the result of weeks of hanging around Ambulance stations only to finally get the perfect version the night before tech on my way to get some milk!

Diary Of A Football Nobody by William Ivory

Nottingham Playhouse production of ex Pro David McVay’s Book.

Excerpt from opening section recorded with the legendary radio broadcaster Colin Slater using a Coles 4104 lip mic
Matt Aston directs.
Stageplay by Made In Dagenham’s William Ivory.

This is a stereo version of a 5.1 surround mix.


by David Mamet. Starring Alistair McGowan.Dir. Matt Aston at Nottingham Lakeside – 2011

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Bomber’s Moon

William Ivory’s epic with James Bolam at Trafalgar Studios and Park Theatre 2015, Nottingham Lakeside and Lincoln LPAC 2010, Coventry Belgrade 2011 & 2012.

Dir. Matt Aston

Damian Coldwell’s sound graphically illustrated the terrors of a bombing raid over wartime Germany.‘ Nick Brunger What’s on Stage.


Bespoke integrated electronics and sound effects for Lone Twin‘s unique costume piece.

Worldwide from 2010.

New Art Club – This Is Now Sound Design

This Is Now (2009) Sound Design

New Art Club – Electric Tales (2003) Original music and sound design

Electric Tales (2003) Original music and sound design.

Best Western

Rich Hall‘s second play.

A Sam Shepherd style drama set in a Montana Hotel.

Assembly rooms 2007.
Dir. Rich Hall.


Scamp Productions

Edinburgh and New York 2005

John Clancy directs CJ Hopkins’ surreal take on American culture

…the presence and performances of everyone involved in this play just blew me away…a phemonenal production…
Jim Bowen, writing in The Guardian.

Midnight Cowboy

Assembly theatre 2006 starring Conn O’Neill
Dir. John Clancy.

Stage version of the 1969 Hoffman and Voight Film of the same name

If Damian Coldwell’s sound design is equally functional, using the radio which Joe keeps constantly to hand to great effect, his use of Bob Dylan songs really catches the down-beat mood of a piece…‘ Thom Dibdin The Stage.

At Home With The Howards

Howard Read’s 2005 Little Howard show. Pleasance Theatre.

Music for Roger The Pigeon’s dubious retail sideline.

Body Part Double

Another Scamp production, Paul Merton directs a Suki Webster improv vehicle.Edinburgh 2004.

Music beds for various film scene genres.

Wildebeest Lounge

Gary Carter/Fierce Earth.

Drill Hall and tour 2003.

Sound design to underscore the entire show.

Wind In The Willows

Sevenoaks Theatre 2004

Dir. Julian Woolford

Starring Mark Little (out of Neighbours) and music composed by Richard John

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