Elizabeth Purnell

Sound Designer and Composer

Elizabeth is a freelance composer, conductor and arranger and sound designer based in Bristol.

THEATRE includes: Of Mice and Men (Birmingham Rep); How the Other Half Loves (Salisbury Playhouse); Arms and the Man, Shaw Shorts, Candida, While the Sun Shines, The False Servant (Orange Tree Theatre); A View from the Bridge (Liverpool Playhouse); Our New Girl (Bush); Kindertransport (Aberystwyth); The Camp, The Wills’ Girls (Show of Strength); Khadija is 18/The Sea at Night/Commercial Road (Hackney Empire); Walking the Chains (Passenger Shed Bristol); Knives in Hens (Ustinov); and 21 productions for the award winning Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

For BBC radio: ’Fairy Meadow’ Podcast; Mighty Beast, A Season in Hell (Between the Ears); Anthony and Cleopatra; The Once and Future King; The Martin Beck series; The Element of Water; She; A Triton Amongst the Minnows (Drama).

Other work: ‘1984’ Storytel; 'Vergil!' Audible; Fanfare and Parade - music for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham; Emission Impossible - Sheffield Doc Fest

When not composing, she is a seasoned orchestrator and conductor of numerous feature films and Natural History programmes for the BBC, working with orchestras in the UK and Europe.