Theatre


93 Creative people in total for Theatre


JD Hawksley, audio visual technician

JD, from Manchester, has worked as a technician since he was 21. He has no formal tech qualifications but has built up a wealth of experience.


Steve Evans, technical production manager

Studying technical production helped Steve Evans to build a successful career both freelance and for high-profile theatres. He discusses his journey and reveals what theatre technicians have in common with ninjas.


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.


Luke Stubbins, Technical Theatre

Luke is a technical theatre apprentice working on lighting, rigging and sound at Birmingham Hippodrome.


Anna Jordan, artistic director

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


Holly Barradell, development manager

Holly is in charge of developing drama and drama teaching at Trinity College London.


Mole Wetherell, artistic director

Mole Wetherell trained as a designer, and is now artistic director of theatre company Reckless Sleepers.


Mike Roberts, pyrotechnician

Mike Roberts went from disillusioned science teacher to pyrotechnician by starting up his own company.


Jonathan Man, director

After studying for a physics degree, Jonathan Man realised his passion lay in theatre. He got involved in amateur dramatics whilst teaching English in Japan, and now works as a theatre director.


Steve Bamford, artist and scenic constructor

Steve builds and often designs scenery for theatre, film and television production companies. He has worked on films such as City of Ember and HBO’s Game of Thrones.


Ryan Tyler-Smith, theatre manager

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


Miles Baldwin, duty technician

From school assemblies to the 2012 Olympics, Miles has been working his way up in a backstage career since he was 15. He talked to us about his journey and gave some top tips for working backstage.


Bethany Haggar, freelance make-up artist

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.


Emily Charles, creative apprentice

Emily Charles is a creative apprentice for a contemporary theatre organisation.


Hannahs latest event is the Space Hopper Challenge!

Hannah Fiddy, flashmob producer

Hannah's organising of flashmobs started out as a hobby but due to the events popularity, it soon became her full time job! She explains how flashmobs can range from silent discos to wedding proposals and offers 3 top tips to anyone wanting to get into flashmobbing!


Julian Bryant, technical theatre lecturer

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


Simone Gayle, community arts apprentice

What does a community arts apprentice do? We heard from apprentices employed through the Creative Employment Programme, starting with Simone Gayle from The Albany in London.


Toby Hinson, singing coach and performer

After getting a part in Grease, Toby launched a long career in musical theatre. He now teaches singing and still performs with a band.


Ellie Zeegen, artistic director

Ellie Zeegen is co-founder and artistic director of the Actors' Temple, a training centre and drama school for performers.


Jade Poole was presented with an Intern of the Year Award by Andrea De La Cruz from The Creative Society. (Image: James Fletcher)

Jade Poole, intern producer

Jade started out with Exim Dance Company on a paid internship as a producer, but within a year she was promoted all the way up to general manager. In 2015 she won the Creative & Cultural Skills Intern of the Year Award.


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