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Industry Insights in Backstage

Building a costume career

Building a costume career

How to get into costume production

7 steps for producing a play

7 steps for producing a play

Putting on a show with a small cast and a budget

Working as a sound designer

Working as a sound designer

Steve Mayo, Head of Sound for Barbican Theatres

A career in stage management

A career in stage management

Getting skills and finding work as stage manager

Make-up artist for theatre

Make-up artist for theatre

Head of Wigs and Make-Up for The Lion King


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Creative People in Backstage

Leigh Johnstone, artistic director

Leigh Johnstone, artistic director

"If it seems out of your reach, go for it anyway."

Steve Cheney, stage manager

Steve Cheney, stage manager

"Keep knocking on doors. Make the most of any break you get."

Alex Marker, set designer

Alex Marker, set designer

"I believe a designer should have been on stage."

Neil Butler, artistic director

Neil Butler, artistic director

"Only continue if you feel passionate about it."

Rose Durbin, front-of-house engineer

Rose Durbin, front-of-house engineer

"Keep up-to-date with your industry."


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Job profiles in Backstage

Backstage crew

Backstage crew

Looking after technology, equipment, and physical staging

Events staff

Events staff

Oversee the running of a venue or function

Wardrobe assistant

Wardrobe assistant

Provide support with costumes and accessories

Director

Director

Leading the creative processes that result in a finished show

Stagehand

Stagehand

Behind scenes support staff for a production


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