Louise Anna Duggan is a London-based percussionist and composer. Groove based percussion with backing vocals, Middle Eastern Percussion, Frame Drums and Hammer Dulcimer are her particular specialisms. She works predominantly in the theatre and as a session musician for film and pop.
Her work in theatre includes Musical Director roles for Shakespeare’s Globe, (As you like it, The Inn at Lydda, Boudica and Deutsche Bank's Taming of the Shrew), Regent's Park Open Air Theatre (Running Wild at RPOAT and UK Tour 2017), and the National Theatre (Deputy Musical Director, Everyman). Her work as percussionist in theatre includes performances for the Royal National Theatre (Everyman, From Morning to Midnight, She Stoops to Conquer, Emperor and Galilean, Grief), the Royal Shakespeare Company (The Tempest, As You Like It) and Shakespeare's Globe (As you like it, Hamlet). Compositions for theatre include Romeo and Juliet and Richard III for Shakespeare's Rose Theatre's 2019 season at Blenheim Palace, An Incident at the Border (Trafalgar Studios/Finborough Theatre), co-composition on Running Wild with Nick Powell (Regent’s Park/Chichester Festival UK Tour 2017), and Henry IV for Royal Shakespeare Company Education in the House of Commons.
Louise plays Percussion, Malletstation and sings backing vocals for Agnes Obel, and is due to tour globally with her in 2020, having previously toured her record 'Citizen of Glass' in 2017/18 across Europe and North America. Featured performances in film include Louise Anna Duggan's solo improvisations for the film Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender, Assassin's Creed and the Oscar-nominated Jordanian film Theeb. All were in conjunction with the London Contemporary Orchestra, with whom Louise recently recorded percussion for Thom Yorke's album 'Anima'. She is also the percussion and dulcimer player for renowned early music ensemble Joglaresa led by Belinda Sykes.
Louise Anna Duggan trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she received a First Class Honours degree and the Lady Mayoress Prize for Overall Excellence. Following her degree, she went on to become a Chamber Music Fellow at the Guildhall School. Louise teaches percussion at Harrow School.
Louise is currently writing an album of original music with her writing partner and husband Zands Duggan due for 2020 release. which was recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios and produced by Oli Jacobs. They are also writing the music for the computer game 'Haiku Adventure' which is also due for 2020 release.
Louise is a Paiste Cymbals Artist, and proudly plays their Formula 602 range at home and on tour.