Theatre


93 Creative people in total for Theatre


Live events and promotion apprentices

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.


Ed Cooper, electrician

Ed Cooper, from London, is a stage electrician. Trained in stage management, he has worked on several West End musical theatre shows.


Chris Clarke, head of lighting

Chris studied lighting design. Now he makes sure the light shines favourably on West End musical Billy Elliot.


Alex Marker, set designer

Alex Marker designs sets for theatre productions. He discusses how to make them realistic spaces and represent the context of the play. He also shares his five tips for getting started in set design.


Peter Moody, voice coach

While working in telesales, Peter discovered an interest in how people used their voices. He is now an established voice coach.


Kate Unwin, set and costume designer

Kate Unwin is a freelance set and costume designer. Her work is split between home, where she designs, and the theatres where her designs are built.


Anna Jordan, artistic director

Having originally trained as an actor, Anna Jordan is now artistic director of the Without A Paddle theatre company.


Andrew Loretto, creative producer

Andrew Loretto is a Creative Producer for Sheffield Theatres and occasional freelance theatre work.


Sheree Vickers, artistic director

Sheree works for Savvy Theatre Company, actively promoting inclusion and diversity in the arts and creating community-based theatre projects that can involve everyone. To recognise her work, Sheree was jointly awarded the 2017 Creative Choices Award.


Chris Harris, head of lighting

Chris Harris developed a passion for technical theatre.


Di Spalding, scenic artist

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.


Liz Boston, make-up and hair designer

Liz is a freelance make-up and hair designer. She has worked on film and television productions in Northern Ireland, Ireland and in England, such as City of Ember, Killing Bono and Game of Thrones.


Simon Pascoe, arts company director

Simon Pascoe is director of environmental arts company Red Earth. As a former actor, he says creativity is vital to success.


Janthi Mills, education manager

Janthi Mills is community and education manager at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. Editing her student newspaper helped her to make contacts in the world of theatre.


Yolanda M, theatre usher

What does a theatre usher do and why is it a popular way to enter into theatre? Yolanda, who previously ushered at the Young Vic theatre, explained what her role involved.


Nuala Campbell, make-up artist

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.


Julian Bryant, technical theatre lecturer

Julian Bryant teaches technical theatre. He has also worked as a stage manager and actor.


Ryan Tyler-Smith, theatre manager

Ryan Tyler-Smith is front-of-house manager for South-East London's Greenwich Theatre.


Maggie Saxon, manager and consultant

From usher to finance director and beyond, Maggie Saxon just couldn't stay away from the Royal Exchange Theatre. She left her job as a banker to work full-time in theatre.


(Image: interns, apprentices, graduate actors and placements at West Yorkshire Playhouse)

Beth Knight, fundraising and development apprentice

Beth is fundraising and development apprentice for West Yorkshire Playhouse. She discusses the skills she's picked up from the role and provides tips for working in theatre.


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