Ella Wahlström

Sound Designer


Maeve Bolger

Ella Wahlström is a London-based sound designer, she was born in Finland and moved to London in 2010 to train at Rose Bruford College. Ella is a board member of the Association of Sound Designers. Her recent sound design credits include: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Ethel Barrymore, Broadway); The Unfriend (Criterion, West End); A Christmas Carol (Alexandra Palace); Ava: The Secret Conversations (Riverside Studios); Dogs of Europe (Barbican Centre); The Wicker Husband (Watermill Theatre); Rare Earth Mettle and Inside Bitch (Royal Court Theatre); The Lemon Table (Michael Grandage Company); Piaf (Nottingham Playhouse); I Think We Are Alone (Frantic assembly); Noises Off (Garrick, West End); Jellyfish (National Theatre); Sometimes Thinking (National Theatre River Stage); Black&White (SJACC Kuwait); Trying it On (RSC and Royal Court); The Life (English Theatre Frankfurt). She is the sound designer of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto which premiered in Chicago in 2017 with Yo-Yo Ma as the soloist; and the co-Sound Designer of Robert Wilson and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Letter to a Man.

Sound design credits include:

PETER PAN GOES WRONG (UK tour, West End 2013-2015, UK Tour 2019, Broadway 2023)
THE UNFRIEND (Chichester Festival Theatre, West End 2022/2023)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Nottingham Playhouse, Alexandra Palace 2021/2022/2023)
THE HYPOCHONDRIAC (Crucible, Sheffield Theatres 2023)
SAM AND HER AMAZING BOOK OF DINOSAURS (Hong Kong Cultural Centre 2023)
BLEAK EXPECTATIONS (Criterion Theatre 2023)
101 DALMATIONS (Open Air Theatre 2022)
PIGS MIGHT FLY (Theatre Peckham, UK Tour 2022)
COMEDY OF ERRORS (Mercury Theatre 2022)
DOGS OF EUROPE (Barbican Centre 2022)
AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS (Riverside Studios 2022)
RARE EARTH METTLE (Royal Court 2021)
PIAF (Nottingham Playhouse 2021)
THE LEMON TABLE (Salisbury Playhouse 2021)
LIVING NEWSPAPER (Royal Court 2021)
DESCENT (Audible 2021)
THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE (Southwark Playhouse 2021)
THE WICKER HUSBAND (The Watermill Theatre 2020/2022)
THE SNOW QUEEN (Rose Theatre Kingston 2019)
NOISES OFF (Garrick Theatre 2019)
I THINK WE ARE ALONE (Frantic Assembly 2019/2020/2021)
SOMETIMES THINKING (Frantic Assembly 2019)
RADIO (Arcola Theatre 2019)
INSIDE BITCH (Clean Break 2019)
ACTS OF RESISTANCE (Headlong 2019)
KITE (The Wrong Crowd 2019)
BLACK & WHITE (59 Productions Ltd 2018)
ARASHI NO-IE (59 Productions Ltd 2018)
END OF THE PIER (Park Theatre 2018)
JELLYFISH (Full Fathom Productions 2018 and 2019)
THIS RESTLESS STATE (Fuel Theatre 2018)
TRYING IT ON (China Plate 2018 and 2019)
CUTTIN’ IT (Royal Court, Secondry Schools Tour 2018)
OF KITH AND KIN (Sheffield Crucible 2017)
WING ON WING (New York Philharmonic 2017)
LETTER TO A MAN (Change Performing Arts 2017)
SALONEN CELLO CONCERTO (Chicago Symphony Orchestra/New York Philharmonic/LA Philharmonic 2017-2018)
THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN (Greenwich Theatre 2016)
THE LIFE (English Theatre Frankfurt 2015/16)
THE BALLAD OF ROBIN HOOD (Southwark Playhouse 2015)
EMPTY VESSELS (Rosemary Branch Theatre2015)
THE BUNKER TRILOGY (Seoul Performing Arts Festival/Adelaide Fringe/Edinburgh Fringe/Southwark Playhouse 2013-2015)
SIRENIA (Edinburgh Fringe 2015)
THE FRONTIER TRILOGY (Edinburgh Fringe 2015)
LETTER TO A MAN (co-sound design with Nick Sagar, Spoleto 2015)
KLIPPIES (Southwark Playhouse) 2015
CHICKEN DUST (Finborough Theatre) 2015
CARROLL: BERSERK (Spindrift Theatre/Drayton Arms Theatre) 2014
IN LAMBETH (Southwark Playhouse) 2014
THE CAPONE TRILOGY (Edinburgh Fringe) 2014
A STUDY IN SCARLET (Tacit Theatre/Southwark Playhouse) 2014
THE FAVOURITE (Royal Haymarket) 2013 Rehearsed reading
TITUS ANDRONICUS (Arcola Theatre) 2013
ROMEO + JULIET (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) 2013
THE BREAK OUT (Young Vic) 2012
REVENGER’S TRAGEDY (Old Red Lion Theatre) 2012
HENRY V (Old Red Lion Theatre) 2012
REDfest (Old Red Lion Theatre) 2012
JASON IN THE BATH (Old Red Lion Theatre) 2011
As Associate:
OTHELLO (Frantic Assembly, Lyric Hammersmith and National tour) 2014/15
JOHN (DV8, National Theatre and International tour) 2014
CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (Michael Grandage Company, West End and Broadway) 2013/14

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