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Bobby Aitken

 
Bio:
Bobby has been involved with theatre sound for over 20 years, designing sound for productions in the UK and around the world. Theatre: Work in Musical Theatre includes: My Fair Lady (Denmark), Dirty Dancing (The Aldwych Theatre), Showboat (Royal Albert Hall), Lennon (Broadway), Cyberjam ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Bobby has been involved with theatre sound for over 20 years, designing sound for productions in the UK and around the world. Theatre: Work in Musical Theatre includes: My Fair Lady (Denmark), Dirty Dancing (The Aldwych Theatre), Showboat (Royal Albert Hall), Lennon (Broadway), Cyberjam ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2018]
Sound Design
 
[US Tour, 2014]
Sound Design
 
[Las Vegas, 2014]
Sound Designer
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2007]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2006]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Sound Designer
Sound Designer
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 2002]
Sound Designer
 
[US Tour, 2002]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Sound Designer
 
[Toronto, 2000]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 1997]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 1993]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 1992]
Sound Designer
 
[West End, 1989]
Sound Designer

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2018]
Sound Design

[US Tour, 2014]
Sound Design

[Las Vegas, 2014]
Sound Designer

[US Tour, 2013]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2012]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2007]
Sound Designer

[West End, 2006]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2005]
Sound Designer

Sound Designer

Sound Designer

[West End, 2002]
Sound Designer

[US Tour, 2002]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2001]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2001]
Sound Designer

[Toronto, 2000]
Sound Designer

[West End, 1997]
Sound Designer

[West End, 1993]
Sound Designer

[West End, 1992]
Sound Designer

[West End, 1989]
Sound Designer

Bobby Aitken Biography

Bobby has been involved with theatre sound for over 20 years, designing sound for productions in the UK and around the world.

Theatre: Work in Musical Theatre includes: My Fair Lady (Denmark), Dirty Dancing (The Aldwych Theatre), Showboat (Royal Albert Hall), Lennon (Broadway), Cyberjam (Queen’s Theatre), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre, Las Vegas, Australia, Moscow and Madrid), MAMMA MIA! (London, Broadway and thirteen other productions around the world), Blast! (London, USA), Grease! (Dominion Theatre and UK tour), Five Guys Named Moe (Albery Theatre and tours), Return To the Forbidden Planet (Cambridge Theatre, USA, Japan and Australia), Which Witch? (Piccadilly Theatre), Metropolis (Piccadilly Theatre), Pete Townshend’s The Iron Man, (Young Vic), In the Midnight Hour (Young Vic), High Society (Victoria Palace Theatre), Time (Dominion Theatre), A Saint She Ain’t (Apollo Theatre), The Best of Times (Vaudeville Theatre), Soul Train (tour), From A Jack To A King (Ambassador’s Theatre and tours), Sweeney Todd (Israeli National Opera), Bitter Sweet (Sadler’s Wells Opera), Children of Eden (Prince Edward Theatre), The Fix (Donmar Warehouse), The Beggar’s Opera and Bartholomew Fair (Royal Shakespeare Company).

Regional work in the UK includes productions at Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, Manchester Royal Exchange, Palace Theatre, Watford and Leicester Haymarket.

Opera: For the past six years, Bobby has been working to create techniques to deliver credible sound reinforcement for large scale, in-the-round opera production. Credits include: Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Aida, “Cav and Pag” and La Bohème (Royal Albert Hall and various arenas).


Bobby Aitken Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Sound Design
Bobby Aitken, Ghost The Musical

Bobby Aitken News

Photos: The West End's MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 23rd Birthday Photo Photos: The West End's MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 23rd Birthday
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Producer Judy Craymer is delighted to announce, on the day that the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates its 23rd birthday in London, the extension of its booking period to Sunday 5 March 2023 at London’s Novello Theatre, with tickets now on sale.

MAMMA MIA! Announces Booking Extension On Its London Birthday Photo MAMMA MIA! Announces Booking Extension On Its London Birthday
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

On the day that the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates its 23rd birthday in London, the extension of its booking period to Sunday 5 March 2023 at London's Novello Theatre, with tickets now on sale.

VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 9000 Performances in London Photo VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 9000 Performances in London
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2022

Today marks the 9000th performance in London's West End of MAMMA MIA! To celebrate the occasion, an all new video has been released.

Casting Announced For MAMMA MIA! UK Tour Photo Casting Announced For MAMMA MIA! UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2021

Full casting is today announced for the new UK Tour of the sensational feel-good musical      MAMMA MIA! commencing on 18 January 2022 at Plymouth Theatre Royal.

MAMMA MIA! Announces New Booking Period at London's Novello Theatre Photo MAMMA MIA! Announces New Booking Period at London's Novello Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2021

MAMMA MIA! at London’s Novello Theatre is now extending its booking period to Saturday 1 October 2022.  MAMMA MIA! is now in its 23rd year in London.  

VIDEO: Go Inside MAMMA MIA!'s Re-Opening Night at The Novello Theatre! Photo VIDEO: Go Inside MAMMA MIA!'s Re-Opening Night at The Novello Theatre!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2021

MAMMA MIA! is back on stage! The production began performances on 25 August 2021 at London's Novello Theatre. MAMMA MIA!, now in its 23rd year, is currently booking until 2 April 2022. 

Mazz Murray, Richard Trinder, Neil Moors, Stephen Beckett, and More Set For West End  Photo Mazz Murray, Richard Trinder, Neil Moors, Stephen Beckett, and More Set For West End Return of MAMMA MIA!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2021

Tickets are on sale now for Mamma Mia!, returning to London's West End at the Novello Theatre on 25 August 2021.

MAMMA MIA! Will Be Presented at the Dubai Opera This September Photo MAMMA MIA! Will Be Presented at the Dubai Opera This September
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2021

The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to Dubai Opera this September from 13- 22nd as part of a UK & International Tour celebrating 22 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999. 

Mazz Murray, Alice Fearn, Sandra Marvin and More to Perform in WEST END UNPLUGGED Photo Mazz Murray, Alice Fearn, Sandra Marvin and More to Perform in WEST END UNPLUGGED
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2020

Each Wednesday from 9th to 30th September, a dazzling line-up of the West End's most well-loved singers will perform alongside some of theatre's top musicians in West End Unplugged (live from L-Acoustics Creations in Highgate, London) - a series of four 45-minute charity concerts.

BWW Exclusive: How MAMMA MIA! Is Bringing Theatre Back to Japan Photo BWW Exclusive: How MAMMA MIA! Is Bringing Theatre Back to Japan
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 29, 2020

The dancing queens are having the time of their lives again in Japan. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, MAMMA MIA! opened on July 14 at the Kanagawa Arts Center in Yokohama, making it the very first production of the show to return in the world.

Bobby Aitken Videos

VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 9000 Performances in London VideoVIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 9000 Performances in London
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2022

Today marks the 9000th performance in London's West End of MAMMA MIA! To celebrate the occasion, an all new video has been released.

VIDEO: Go Inside MAMMA MIA!'s Re-Opening Night at The Novello Theatre! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside MAMMA MIA!'s Re-Opening Night at The Novello Theatre!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2021

MAMMA MIA! is back on stage! The production began performances on 25 August 2021 at London's Novello Theatre. MAMMA MIA!, now in its 23rd year, is currently booking until 2 April 2022. 

VIDEO: Original ABBA Members Reunite for Premiere of MAMMA MIA-Inspired Restaurant
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 21, 2016

Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad, the original members of ABBA, made a rare group appearance last night at the opening of an ABBA-inspired restaurant, Mamma Mia! The Party in Stockholm.

VIDEO: Boy Recreates Classic DIRTY DANCING Routine
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 14, 2014

Just in case Jillian Mueller needs a new dance partner on the DIRTY DANCING: THE MUSICAL tour, I think we've found one. While he's not as tall as Samuel Pergande, he sure has the moves. In a Facebook post, 'Laine Kristina' posted a video of her son Charlie reenacting every move of the iconic routine to '(I've Had) The Time of My Life.'

BWW TV: Scenes from the New Cast of West End's MAMMA MIA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 6, 2012

The new cast of West End's MAMMA MIA! appeared at the Prince of Wales Theatre, and has now moved to its new home at the Novello Theatre from 6 September 2012. The new cast includes Gary Milner, real-life wife Sally Ann Triplett, Neil Roberts as Harry Bright, James Gaddas as Bill Austin, Charlotte Wakefield as Sophie Sheridan, Andreas Gyllander as Sky, Abiola Ogunbiyi as Ali, Tasha Taylor Johnson as Lisa, Steven Oliver as Pepper and Liam Doyle as Eddie. At certain performances, the role of 'Donna Sheridan' will be played by Claire Poyzer. Joanna Monro and Kim Ismay will continue as Rosie and Tanya respectively. Check out the video below, featuring the new cast!

BWW TV: First Look at GHOST THE MUSICAL! Caissie Levy, Richard Fleeshman & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2012

Ghost The Musical opens April 23rd at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy are reprising their starring roles as Sam and Molly, which they originated in London's hit West End production. They are joined by newcomer Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Oda Mae Brown and Bryce Pinkham as Carl Bruner. Previews began on March 15th and below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production featuring Levy, Fleeshman and the UK company. Stay tuned for new Broadway videos coming soon!

STAGE TUBE: GHOST's Bryce Pinkham Announces Stand Up to Cancer Event
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2012

Bryce Pinkham, who is currently playing Carl in Broadway's Ghost, announces a special evening on Wednesday, March 28th at 8PM that will support Stand Up 2 Cancer. Five percent of ticket sales will go to the organization. Attendees will be invited to a post-show reception with the cast at the Paramount Hotel. Purchase any ticket through Givenik.com to the Wednesday, March 28th performance and send your confirmation number to HYPERLINK RSVP@givenik.com to be invited to a special post-show cast party at The Paramount Hotel, supporting Stand Up To Cancer. When you purchase tickets, be sure to remember SU2C when choosing who receives your 5% donation.

STAGE TUBE: GHOST Releases New 'Believe' Promo
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2012

Ghost the Musical, beginning previews March 15th with the opening date set for April 23rd, is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen (The X Factor, Kylie Minogue). Ghost The Musical is created by a team of Grammy and Academy Award winners, with a brand-new original score by Dave Stewart (half of the multi-Grammy Award winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror, Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill), with a book by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Jacob's Ladder, The Time Traveler's Wife), who has adapted his Academy Award winning original screenplay for the stage. This brand new score also includes the iconic song 'Unchained Melody,' famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers. The show just released a new 'Believe' promo, and you can check it out by clicking below!

STAGE TUBE: Miss the GHOST LIGHT SESSIONS? Watch Them Here!
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2012

In an unprecedented move for a Broadway musical, Facebook users were offered exclusive access to Ghost The Musical through the show's special event, The Ghost Light Sessions on Tuesday, January 24th. The producers of Ghost The Musical are pleased to announce that this unique video from The Ghost Light Sessions is now available for viewing on the show's You Tube page. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to catch a first look at performances from stars Richard Fleeshman, Caissie Levy and Da'Vine Joy Randolph as well as interviews with the fantastic cast and creative team, including music legends Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and Academy Award winning writer Bruce Joel Rubin, about bringing this highly anticipated new musical to Broadway.

BWW TV: Here Right Now! GHOST Cast Talks, Sings & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2012

On Thursday, January 19th, Ghost the Musical hosted The Ghost Light Sessions Live, a special sneak peek presentation at the historic Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the evening and below, we take you inside!


Bobby Aitken Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Bobby Aitken been nominated for?
Best Sound Design (Olivier Awards) for Ghost The Musical .