Findlay Claydon

Fin trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), specialising in Theatre Sound Design. Whilst at LIPA he developed an interest in immersive audio technologies, and experimenting with how they can be used to create new audience experiences. He is a founding member of Despite the Monkey, and co-created Pavlov whilst in his 3rd year of studies. Since graduating, he has worked as a freelance Sound Designer working in venues including Chester Storyhouse, Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, and the Liverpool Playhouse.

As a Sound Number 1, he has also mixed sound for musical productions in London, and on UK and international tours.

Fin also has experience in various production roles for radio, having worked at stations including BBC Radio Bristol, BCfm, and onsite festival radio stations for WOMAD and Glastonbury festivals.

Sound Designer and Associate Designer credits include:

It Flows (RAFT Audio Play, Buxton Fringe Festival); The Suicide (Chester Storyhouse); Peter Pan (Associate Sound Designer, Chester Storyhouse); Debris (Liverpool Playhouse Studio); Return of the Soldier (Hope Mill Theatre); HAIR (Associate Sound Designer, The Vaults,); 9 to 5 (Associate Sound Designer, Floral Pavilion); Pavlov (LIPA); Cole (Sennheiser Studio Theatre); Urinetown (Paul McCartney Auditorium); Christmas Cracker (Hope Mill Theatre); 13 (Paul McCartney Auditorium)

Sound Operator credits include:

Mame (UK Tour); HAIR (UK Tour, The Vaults, & Hope Mill Theatre); Spamalot (UK Tour); Aspects of Love (Southwark Playhouse, Hope Mill Theatre); Yank (Charing Cross Theatre); Parade (Hope Mill Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Altrincham Garrick); Rent (Olympus Theatre); Tick Tick Boom (Unity Theatre); Crimes of the Heart (Sennheiser Studio Theatre);