46 Creative people in total for Backstage
Costume designer Mona Kastell specialises in costume for street arts and circus companies.
Julian Bryant teaches technical theatre. He has also worked as a stage manager and actor.
Neil Butler set up Brighton's famous, and sadly now closed, Zap Club. The former drama teacher specialises in running outdoor festivals and events.
Oliver is an electrician by training, but his love of theatre led him to a career at The Crescent Arts Centre. Oliver takes care of sound, lighting and sets for a broad range of the centre’s clients.
Chris studied lighting design. Now he makes sure the light shines favourably on West End musical Billy Elliot.
Boomsatsuma desribes itself as ‘the community interest company that's fueling the next creative generation’. Formed in 2009, they have created 13 apprenticeships and internships with funding from the Creative Employment Programme. We met with some of their young staff to talk about how they've found it.
Heather is a technician at the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, Scotland. From scenery to lighting and sound, she is part of a team that makes sure live performances go technically to plan.
Miri Birch studied design for the stage at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has now overseen the costuming of shows for a number of theatre companies.
Bethany is a freelance make-up artist at the beginning of her career. She explains the highs and lows of her job so far and how others can get started.
Amy Bonsall studied for a postgraduate degree in theatre directing. She now freelances in the profession.
After playing bass in a rock band, Naomi Gibbs now works as a costume designer.
Ed Cooper, from London, is a stage electrician. Trained in stage management, he has worked on several West End musical theatre shows.
Darren Joyce, Pennaeth Gweithrediadau, Cardiff Theatrical Services.
Kevin Neville is a scenic engineer for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Previously, he trained in agricultural engineering and blacksmithing.
Nualla is a professional freelance make-up artist based in Northern Ireland, but working internationally. She has been involved in many screen productions, such as the Universal Pictures film Dracula Untold. She has worked at both Belfast and London Fashion Week.
Rose Durbin is a front-of-house engineer, responsible for running the sound mixdesk at live concerts.
While working in telesales, Peter discovered an interest in how people used their voices. He is now an established voice coach.
Di Spalding has been working as a scenic artist for 25 years. She is self-employed and works from her own studio, creating scenery for theatrical sets.
Hair and make-up specialist Alexys Becerra has helped create zombies for Thorpe Park and Circus of Horrors.
Darren Joyce, Head of Operations, Cardiff Theatrical Services.
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