Sound Symphony Team

The show was created by Ellie, who is the Artistic Director of Oily Cart, who specialises in making sensory shows for and with D/deaf, disabled and Autistic young people of all ages. Greg is our Musical Director. He composed the music, with musicians Song and Shiori, and plays the cello in the show (as well as pulling off a rather spangly pair of gold leggings!).

The show was a real labour of love and took 4 years to make. It was inspired by the research of Dr Joe Wright into how Autistic young people relate to music and sound. Many of the ideas in the show came from the musicians collaborating with Autistic young people who were pupils at St Crispin’s school (Edinburgh) and St Andrews School (Aberdeenshire). We would like to thank all the pupils and teachers for their contribution, we couldn’t have done it without them.

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Ellie baby parents fan confetti
Sonia woods playing trumpet
  • Performer and Co-Composer
  • Sonia Allori
Greg rural violin
  • Musical Director, Lead Composer and Performer
  • Greg Sinclair
Shiori paper red dress
  • Performer and Co-Composer
  • Shiori Usui
  • Performer
  • George Panda
Director and Lead Artist Ellie Griffiths
Designer Katy Wilson
Movement Directors Natasha Gilmore and Hannah Venet
Dramaturg Naomi O Kelly
Associate Artist Greta McMillan
Sound Designer Matt Padden
Lighting Designer Colin Grenfell
Collaborating Artist/Researcher Dr Joe Wright
Stage Manager Katy Steele
Technical Stage Manager Dave Bailey
Production Managers Grahame Coyle (2019), Gary Staerk (2022) & Dave Bailey (2022)
Executive Director of Oily Cart Zoë Lally
Producer of Independent Arts Projects Mhari Robinson
Tours Producer of Oily Cart Alison Garratt
Communications Officer of Oily Cart Elizabeth Lloyd-Owen
Access & Engagement Officer of Oily Cart Siobhán Wedgeworth
Administrator of Oily Cart Joanna Morley
Audience Development & Marketing Sally Wilson (2019)
Assistant Producer Andrew Jeffrey (2019)
Access consultant Coery Nicholson (2019)
Evaluator Max Alexander (2019)
Interactive Website Developer Callum Gamble - KreativeInc Agency
Filmmaker for Interactive Resource Minttu Mantynen
Music Director for Interactive Resource Greg Sinclair
Performers for Interactive Resource Sonia Allori, Jethro Flowerdew, George Panda, Coery Nicholson, Greg Sinclair, Robyn Steward & Shiori Usui
Movement Director for Interactive Resource Hannah Venet
Sound Recordists for Interactive resource Ali Murray & Pete Smith