The Sound of Stories

The Sound of Stories

Simon Arrowsmith

“I’m happiest when I’m making noise.”

Simon is a composer and sound designer working mainly in theatre, but with professional experience in scoring for film/video, radio and interactive game content.

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“Simon Arrowsmith’s score sounds fresh and invigorating, a natural next step beyond Bjork’s Dancer in the Dark.”


“Simon Arrowsmith’s filmic sound design adds the final layer; a gossamer cloak of atmosphere that fits the action perfectly.”


Something Something Lazarus is something unusual, something unique, and bodes well for the future of musical theatre in the UK.”

For The Lesson – “An unsettling, disturbing soundscape designed by Simon Arrowsmith.”


“Where Arrowsmith whips in some tutti there result is complex and outstandingly rich harmony work that just adds to the already impressive quality of writing.”


“It’s great to see British theatre makers creating new musical theatre that doesn’t follow American trends.”


Current projects

Macbeth – The Shakespeare Project, Salomon’s Victorian Theatre (composer and sound designer)

The House of Yes – The Hope Theatre, London (composer and sound designer)

The Collectors of Screams – Pleasance, London (composer and sound designer)

Enron – Putney Theatre Co (composer and sound designer)

Recent Theatre Highlights

The Orange Peel – Drayton Theatre, London (composer and sound designer)

Thrill Me – The Hope Theatre, London (sound designer)

The Lesson – The Hope Theatre, London (sound designer and composer) 2018 OFFIE NOMINATION

Jekyll & Hyde – touring, Germany (sound designer and composer)

Something, Something Lazarus – Kings Head Theatre, London (composer)

The View from Nowhere – Park Theatre, London (composer)

Checkpoint Chana – Finborough Theatre, London (sound designer)

April in Paris – English Theatre, Hamburg (composer)

Questions of Terrorism and Repression – Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London (composer)

Two Gentlemen of Verona – touring, Germany (composer)

Julie Andrews Ate My Calvins – ICA, London / Green Room, Manchester (composer, sound designer)

Songs From A Road Movie – Axis Arts Centre, Cheshire (composer, sound designer)

Recent Media Highlights


The Monarch Papers – various video and interactive game content (composer, sound designer)

Luke Orrin Animation – showreel (composer)

Ackerly Green Publishing – podcast (composer, editor and sound designer)

The Offbeat Route – podcast (composer)


Growniversity – online training library (composer, sound editor)

Grow the People – podcast (sound editor)

Black Swan – corporate marketing video (composer)

Edelman Global Conference – various videos, stings and walk-ons (composer, editor)

IATA – annual conference video (composer, editor)

Music Examples

Album Releases

Contact Simon

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