Composer / Sound Designer

Tom Lane

Selected credits

  • White Devil Shakespeare's Globe | Annie Ryan
  • Hamlet St Ann's Warehouse, Gate Theatre | Yaël Farber
  • Giselle Ballet Ireland | Ludovic Ondiviela
  • Front of House / Backstage / The Stalls Cork Opera House | Conor Hanratty
  • Unruhe Theater Trier | Hannes Langolf


Tom has been nominated for six Irish Times Theatre Awards, most recently Best Opera for The Stalls in 2019 and Best Soundscape for Whitby and Best Opera for Front of House in 2018. 

He has composed for many of Ireland’s foremost theatre, dance and opera companies. He is a founding member of Ulysses Opera Theatre.

His recent work includes composition and sound design for Yaël Farber’s Hamlet at Gate Theatre and St Ann’s Warehouse NYC, and Annabelle Comyn’s Look Back in Anger, also for Dublin’s Gate Theatre. He composed music for choreographer Hannes Langolf’s new physical theatre piece Unruhe at Theater Trier and Backstage, a new opera commissioned by Cork Opera House.

Further credits include United Fall’s Girl Song by Emma Martin, Annie Ryan’s The White Devil at Shakespeare’s Globe, Ballet Ireland’s acclaimed Giselle choreographed by Ludovic Ondiviela, The Seagull for the Corn Exchange, Romeo and Juliet at the Gate Theatre, and Oedipus at the Abbey Theatre (nominated Best Sound Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards).

Featured work


Gate Theatre Dublin | St Ann's Warehouse
Directed by Yaël Farber
Starring Ruth Negga

“A stunning gift for Irish theatregoers…Negga is mesmerizing” The Times Ireland

“hauntingly atmospheric” The Sunday Times


Ballet Ireland
Choreographed by Ludovic Ondiviela

“The changes certainly aren’t subtle, with libretto, choreography and music being significantly altered. In a production that honours tradition without ever being restrained by it, Ballet Ireland’s “Giselle” embraces the contemporary and is all the better for doing so. Brave and breathtakingly beautiful at times, Ballet Ireland’s “Giselle” borders on the sublime.” The Arts Review


Theater Trier
Direction & choreography Hannes Langolf

“Powerful in its expressiveness, intelligent and wonderfully poetic in its visual power” Trierischer Volksfreund

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