Nominees 2013

The “Triple E” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Building & Set Construction

Janet Williamson

Janet Williamson

My career has spanned over 20 years in the creative sector in the theatre industry. During the early part of my career I was lucky enough to work in some of the bigger props and construction houses in London. I was a regular late visitor to the Elms Lesters Paint Frames where I learnt my path into theatre was not paint. I have drafted, grafted and built my way from show to show gathering knowledge of wood, metal and stage. If I  could fly I would have been a bird, I can build so I’m a carpenter. - Guildford School of Acting

Frank Maguire

Frank Maguire

More Soon – Capital Scenery Ltd

 

The “AdVision” Hire Company of the Year Award

Autograph

Autograph

Our collective backgrounds in sound encompass the Royal Opera House, the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Exchange Manchester, the Royal Court Theatre as well as several regional theatre companies. In spite of this predominantly ‘royal’ connection we are all grounded people who share a sense of professional curiosity with a serious wish to do things properly – whatever it takes – or not at all. Anybody can hire you a ‘kit’ – we pride ourselves on a hire department that is manned by people who value and understand the merits of quality equipment over soulless ‘gear’. They know how intense the creation of live performance sound can be and how it feels to be ill-equipped and unsupported… and how utterly useless a CD player is without a mains lead! The term ‘engine room’ doesn’t do our hire department justice with its implication of sweaty chaps and grimy faces but it does accurately describe the importance of its role and our absolute dependance on those who work there. Autograph are nothing without their attention to detail and the practical contributions that hire team members volunteer. - Visit Website

dBS Solutions

dBS Solutions

dBS Solutions are independent sound and lighting specialists run by hands on professionals with over ten years in the entertainment industry. The Company was established in 2005 to provide a creative, professional service by friendly and open staff.  Since then our business has grown providing professional audio support and lighting designs throughout the UK. With our founder of dBS Solutions still active in the day to day operation of the company we believe we offer an unrivalled service. All of our sound and lighting equipment is prepared to the highest standards by our staff. We offer the same great service to all our clients whatever the size of project. We work in all disciplines of sound and lighting provision from Rock and roll to large scale outdoor events and theatre tours. We know that great design and communication are crucial to the success of a creative event. Producing an event is a collaborative effort, our staff sensitive to your needs and by sharing our experience and expertise we can will help ensure your event is a success. Some of our most recent projects include The Liverpool lantern Parade, Lighting design work for the BBC Philharmonic orchestra, and Audio provision for RFLs Super league 2012. - Visit Website

Henley Theatre

Henley Theatre

Henley Theatre Services Ltd (HTS) supplies technical equipment and services to the performing arts. events, leisure and presentation. HTS’s lighting and effects hire inventory reflects the trends and product preferences of recent years, not only in the West End and regional theatre, but also in the amateur and educational sectors.  - Visit Website

The Warehouse

The Warehouse

The Warehouse was founded in 1980 to provide hire, sales and operation of professional sound equipment in Scotland. We have always believed that there is no substitute for trained staff with access to well maintained top quality equipment and it is this principle which has allowed us to grow to the organisation we are today. We now offer Sound hire, Sound sales and Flightcase manufacture from our branches in Edinburgh and Glasgow We have a sound product portfolio and product knowledge that includes broadcast equipment and many of the highest quality brands available in the world today. It is our decision to place specialists in each department, rather than having generic technicians working across multi departments, which allows us to offer truly informed advice and support to our customers. – Visit Website

 

The “Spotlight Accounting” Receiving Venue of the Year Award

Theatre Royal Newcastle

Theatre Royal Newcastle

Opened in February 1837, the Grade I listed Theatre Royal remains one of the most historic, cultural landmarks in the country and continues to dominate the heart of Newcastle’s Grainger Town. The Theatre Royal is one of the most famous theatres in the country and in its 175 year history has played host to the biggest names in dance, drama, music and comedy. The Theatre Royal presents over 380 performances to over 300,000 people each year and is the regional home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance Company. Its status and reputation as one of the finest theatres in the UK ensures it is a key date in the touring calendar of some of the world’s leading theatre companies; performances include the biggest and brightest West End musicals, thought provoking drama from the world’s leading playwrights, contemporary dance from internationally acclaimed choreographers – not to mention the North’s favourite pantomime, attracting more than 70,000 people. – Visit Website

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

The Festival Theatre stands on the site of the old Empire Theatre and opened in 1994, boasting the largest stage of any presenting house in Britain at the time. Today, at just over 2,500 square feet it is the largest performance area in Scotland, second only to the Royal Opera House in the UK, and is established as one of the country’s most prestigious venues. Not only is it the Capital’s home for Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, and at the heart of the Edinburgh International Festival, it has also gained an international reputation as one of the leading dance houses in the world. The 1915-seat venue hosts a cutting-edge contemporary dance season alongside large-scale musicals, international ballet productions and a variety of one-night musical events. – Visit Website

Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells has a history of over 300 years – five previous theatre buildings have all also carried the name Sadler’s Wells and occupied the site since 1683. The present building on Rosebery Avenue in Islington opened in 1998, after a major fundraising programme, supported by Lottery funding. The Lilian Baylis Studio, part of the Sadler’s Wells building, presents a wide ranging programme of emerging and established artists. The Peacock Theatre, off Kingsway, has been part of the Sadler’s Wells group since the company moved there during the building works in the 1990s. It forms an important part of our year long dance programme. – Visit Website

The “Theatres Trust” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Wigs & Makeup

Christine Sterritt

Christine Sterritt

I got my first job in theatre in 1984 working in the Wardrobe department at The Lyric, Belfast. I continued to work in Wardrobe for the next 4-5 years before specialising in Wigs, working as a Wig / Headdress maker. I enjoy merging my skills from both departments to make all kinds of unusual wigs and headdresses. From 1998 to 2009 I managed a wig making workshop called The Wig Workshop. Over the years I have worked on, and for, numerous productions; most prominent of which are: ‘Lion King’ (London and World wide, 1998 to 2009) Wig Workshop Manager, ‘Joseph and His Amazing Dreamcoat’ (1991 to 2008) The Wig Workshop, ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ (Disney, Germany), ‘The Wizard of OZ’ (London Palladium), ‘Pricilla Queen of the Desert’ (UK Tour), as well as working for Opera North, ENO and The Royal Albert Hall’s ‘Aida’. I offer Foundation Making, Knotting and Cage Making to other wig making companies. There are too many shows to list. I strongly believe that those with experience and skills should pass on these skills to future generations. I am concerned that many colleges where dropping Wig Making from their curriculum and the standard of work being taught varied greatly. I have taught at the London College of Fashion and set up my own Wig School with another colleague so that Wig Making and Wig Dressing skills can be passed on to those who wish to work making wigs and running the wig department in Theatre.

Sally Tynan

Sally Tynan

I have been in the industry for nearly 30 years, I started out as an ASM and DSM, but my love was always theatre makeup and hair and special effects, I trained at London College of Fashion, receiving a distinction for my course work. I continue to work as a wig mistress, makeup artist for television and theatre. I have HOD’d and supervised extensively for Matthew Bourne, English Touring Opera, countless theatre productions at the Old Vic, Harold Pinter theatre, supervising shows such as 42nd street, the way of the world, salad days, longing at Hampstead theatre and numerous others. A special memory was assisting in the supervision of heading and running The Lord of the rings musical, the sheer volume of wigs and facial exceeding 400 pieces, with a fantastic team of wigs staff behind me. Currently designing wigs for several productions and getting ready for my next show!View SJP Profile

Linda McKnight

Linda McKnight

Linda has been working in the theatre industry as a Wig Supervisor for 26 years, with many of those being spent as an HOD. She has also found the time and energy to run her own freelance wig business for 14 years. Linda has worked on a great spectrum of theatre productions, ranging from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, to Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse. Currently, Linda is working on: Jersey Boys (Prince Edward), Rock of Ages (Garrick) , 39 Steps (Criterion), Viva Forever (Piccadilly), My Fair Lady and Relative Values. She is currently in pre-production for The Drowning Man  & Barnum.

Stefan Musch

Stefan Musch

I trained in Germany, with 2 apprenticeship diplomas in Hair Dressing, Wig Making, Prothetics and Make-up. I have set up many productions from the early stage in my career and have worked with industry leaders around Europe and further afield. Currently, I am the Head of Hair, Wigs and Make-up for ‘The Book of Mormon’ and the Wigs and Hair Supervisor for ‘The Phantom of the Opera, in London. I am working in the West End and I also teach Wig and Hair Work at the Delamar Academy simultaneously, with the attempt to inspire more students to work in theatre. Also, I started a social network group (currently over 150 members) to create a plattform for professionals to support each other and bring the World of Wigs a little bit closer together. I hope my ideas and efforts are making an impact to protect the beautiful craft of Wig Work. A craft I love and care about. I am very delighted to be nominated  for this years Technial Theatre Awards next to Sally and Linda who where great supporters in the past. Theatre credits: ‘Tabaluga & Lili’ (Assistant.), ‘Elisabeth’ (Ass.), ‘Disney’s Aida’ (Ass.), ‘Bonifatius’ (Ass.), ‘Cats’ (Ass. and HOD), ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (in 3 countries as Ass., HOD and Supervisor),  ‘Lord of the Rings’ (Deputy), ‘Wicked’ (Ass), ‘Gone with the Wind’ (Deputy), ‘Hairspray’ (Deputy), ‘Shrek’ (HOD and Supervisor), ‘Wild Party’ (Supervisor), ‘Bye bye Birdie’ (Supervisor), ‘Marry me a little’ (Supervisor), ’25th Anniversairy of The Phantom of the Opera’ (Supervisor)…and many more! - Find out more about Stefan’s work.

The “IOGIG Ltd” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Wardrobe

Megan Cassidy

Megan Cassidy

More information coming soon Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Mo Thompson

Mo Thompson

I fell into theatre via a youth training scheme back in the dark ages, in a small council run theatre in Redditch. I moved to The Birmingham Rep and worked as the dresser there for nearly ten years. It was a fantastic fun place to work with many varied shows and gave me a great work ethic. I left to go on tour in the late nineties and have been freelance ever since. After moving to London I worked a mixture of West end musicals, plays, UK and foreign tours. In recent years I have added many arena tours and TV shows and photo shoots to my varied career. I love being freelance and all the opportunities it throws my way. No two days are ever the same and each job brings new challenges. I am currently experiencing touring China and a light up dress with LED batteries attached. I have come a long way since my YTS including touring a kitchen sink around South Africa. I have met and worked with some extraordinary people along the way. Now that I am a veteran on the scene I am enjoying making introductions and putting people I know that I think will work well together in touch. I feel very lucky to be working in our industry and am delighted to receive this nomination. Theatre work includes: The three sisters (Playhouse theatre) Sweet Panic (Duke of York’s) Inherit the wind (Old Vic) The snowman, Phantom of the opera, ! Tours of Grease, Chicago, Smokey Joe’s cafe, Strictly come Dancing, Dancing on ice, Little Britain, French & Saunders, Britain’s got Talent, Mamma Mia, Jesus Christ Superstar, From a Jack to a King, The master builder. Currently Wardrobe mistress on the Sarah Brightman Dreamchaser tour.

Caroline Hannam

Caroline Hannam

I graduated from The Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2000, with a BA Honours in Costume for Screen & Stage. In the last 13 years I have worked on a variety of UK tours & West End productions, both as a Wardrobe Mistress & Costume Supervisor. I undertake both of these roles on the current production of Midnight Tango, a show which I have been with since its creation in 2011. It has been both a challenging & rewarding experience, and a pleasure to be part of such a talented & dedicated creative team.

 

The “Stage Jobs Pro” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management

Nicola Barrett

Nicola Barrett

I started working in the Stage Management at the age of 16 at Harrogate theatre. I have since trained to receive a Btec from york college then venturing to London to train at RADA.  Since leaving RADA I have worked on several high profile west end shows including, Gone With The Wind The Musical, The Mousetrap, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe and Legally Blonde. In my career I have had to face many different challenges, from learning to cue a show in a day and a half to wandering around Kensington gardens at 8.30am on a Sunday morning, hunting reindeer antlers that foxes had stolen over night. I have been very privileged to work with some of the greatest SMs ASMs DSMs and CMs in the business. To learn from others who work around you is definitely the best way to learn new skills (and also make some great friends) I am incredibly honoured to have been nominated for this award, having been highly commended in the SMA Awards earlier this year. (apparently im doing something right this year!!) Follow Me on twitter @nicsbarrett for ramblings on day time tv and pictures of penguins !!- View SJP Profile

Jason Benterman

Jason Benterman

Jason started working in Stage Management in 1991 with an Oxford Stage Company tour to Malaysia and Tokyo. Since then, he has work on various productions ranging from Children’s theatre to Musical Theatre through to many Shakespeare productions at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. During his time in the theatre industry, Jason has worked mainly under the Artistic Directorship of Mark Rylance, as well as spending 11 years at The Globe as Stage Manager and Company Manager. Some of Jason’s most recent work includes: Company Manager on the award winning productions of Twelfth Night/Richard III starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry at The Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue. He is about to start work on Much Ado About Nothing at The Old Vic, starring Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones.- View SJP Profile

Julia Whittle

Julia Whittle

I am a fully traceable Essex girl and I trained in Stage Management many, many moons ago at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. One of my many stories of my time there was pulling the Drencher instead of taking the iron out, flooding the stage, the studio below and having every member of the every course there learning the skills of mopping. My claim to fame there, is that the drencher now has a cage around it and there are lectures in how to do it properly. Astonishingly, I still managed to get a job out of that year and my first position was at the amazing Citizen’s Theatre in Glasgow. Loved it and learnt so much. Whilst in Glasgow, apart from having an amazing time with brilliant people, I went on to work with Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, both small and large scale touring as an ASM, where I got to see so much of Scotland and many parts of the world as a result. Then back I went to the Citizen’s as DSM, under GIles Havergal, Philip Prowse and Robert David MacDonald. Since then I have worked for a range of productions and events including DSM on Miss Saigon at Drury Lane, the first two seasons at the new house of Glyndebourne Opera, which was wonderful, on the book for Tap Dogs in London, to working on the opening ceremony of The Dome, as it was, I am that old, I don’t even think that O2 had even started business in phones! I was then the Deputy Production Stage Manager on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of Athens 2004 Olympics, Torino Winter Olympics, worked for the Athlete’s Parade team on the Shanghai Special Olympics,  London 2012 Handover Ceremony in Beijing (that bus), the Glasgow Handover in Delhi Commonwealth Games. Showcaller for the Liverpool Year of Culture Ceremony, Vancouver Winter Olympics, the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico and most recently for the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Olympics and Paralympics. I’m currently working towards show calling the Winter Olympic Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia. I do all sorts of hilarious and random events, naming ships, film premieres, a show with Christopher Biggins and American porn stars doing Shakespeare, fashion shows, a bit of burlesque and conferences. I have never ever been nominated for anything except as a driver for drunk pals, so am really chuffed with this experience. Therefore thank you to whomever put my name forward. I am so embarrassed about writing about myself but I would love to say how this job has allowed me to meet the most fabulous teams and friends over the years and even if I don’t get to be at the running finger buffet for these awards, love to everyone.

 

The “Mayflower” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Crew

Sid Taylor

Sid Taylor

Sid has been working in theatre since 1984 and is still not dead yet. He started at the Theatre Royal Nottingham as a flyman, and worked there and the Royal Concert Hall as Stage Manager till 1990 when he moved to Leeds and joined Opera North. Since moving to Leeds he has worked variously between Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre and Northern Ballet. He rejoined Northern Ballet in 2005 as a Foy flyman for Peter Pan and has been there ever since. He is passionate about keeping old stage craft techniques alive, and passing on knowledge wherever he tours to in his role as chief stage technician. His hobbies include origami, and collecting and redistributing terrible jokes. - Northen Ballet

Dan Cauldwell

Dan Cauldwell

I have been working in the industry since 1998, when I started as casual stage crew at the Mansfield Palace Theatre. Since then I have spent a season working in Menorca as a sound and Lighting Technician, and have spent several years touring on various No.1 tours (as well as a short stint in the West End!). I have been at Milton Keynes Theatre, since 2006, working as the Assistant Technical Manager. I have a very strong work ethic but more importantly, I care about my staff. We are blessed with a great team at MK, and always try to make the visiting company welcome, whether they are here for a day, a week or a month. Outside of work, I am currently restoring a 1930′s narrowboat, which is something I have been involved with for years, and eats up any spare time I have other than work and family time, http://nbbcn1645.wordpress.com/ Follow me on Twitter: @stagemanagerdan , you don’t have to though, I do write some utter garbage!

Garry Crofts

Gary Crofts

1986 Job description. 35yr old invited to be trained on stage at the ROH. You will be required to work with the best technicians, lighting designers, production managers, directors, designers, stage managers, singers and dancers. You will be taught every aspect of stage craft. You will travel the globe with the Royal opera and the Royal ballet. If you wish you can work with our education department assisting in giving the opportunity to youngsters to perform on our stage. You will go to Africa with dancers of the Royal Ballet to raise money for Kenya wildlife services and local children. You will build a stage in the Serengeti for our dancers to perform and work with the Massai. When you are near to retirement you will have a young crew to take care of you, with respect and enthusiasm. Unbelievable?

The “dBS Solutions” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound

Richard Brooker

Richard Brooker

Richard is a Freelance sound designer who mainly designs Musical theatre shows. This year marks 25 years in the sound industry for Richard. Richard also mixes concerts for various artists, TV shows, corporate events and has been known to record and mix several CD Recordings. Recent Designs include: The BodyGuard Musical (Adelphi Theatre, London) Backbeat (Los Angeles and Toronto). Currently Designing: Avenue Q (Seoul, Korea, Fiddler on the Roof (UK Tour)Other Designs include: I Dreamed a Dream (UK Tour) The Sound of Music (MDM, Moscow)Chess (PoW Theatre, Toronto) Vampirette (Manchester Opera House) Never Forget(London and UK Tour) Jesus Christ Superstar (Spanish National Tour) Dancing Shadows(Seoul, Korea) Cabaret (Milan) Daddy Cool (London and Berlin) The Snowman (London, Edinburgh, Manchester,Korea and Europe) My Trip down the Pink Carpet (Apollo Theatre)Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Novello Theatre)

Paul Arditti

Paul Arditti

Paul is a theatre sound designer specialising in the design of sound systems and sound scores. His recent work includes CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE AUDIENCE, FEAST and DR DEE. He works mainly in the UK in theatres such as the Royal Court, the Royal National Theatre, the Young Vic Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as many West End and regional theatres. He has also designed shows in the US both on and off Broadway. He has won and been nominated for multiple awards, including: Tony Award nomination 2012 for ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS; Tony Award 2009, Drama Desk Award 2009, BroadwayWorld.com Fan’s Choice Award 2009 and Olivier Award 2006 for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL; Olivier Award 2008 for SAINT JOAN; Evening Standard Award 2005 and Olivier Award nomination 2006 for FESTEN; Drama Desk Award 2005 and Olivier Award nomination 2004 for THE PILLOWMAN, among others. – Visit Website Paul is a founder member of The Association of Sound Designers, which launched in 2011. www.associationofsounddesigners.com

James Breward

James Breward

It was in 2005 when I began my career as a Freelance Sound Engineer and more recently Production Sound Engineer. I have not looked back since and really enjoy my work. I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work on some fairly major productions including, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Tour taking in Singapore, The Musical version of Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds tours, Rain Man at the Apollo Theatre London, Mary Poppins UK tour, and various other corporate and theatrical events taking me all over the UK and into Europe. My roles on these producions have included Sound Engineer both Front of House and Monitors, Rigger, Keyboard Tech, Radio Mic Runner and Network Engineer. – Visit Website

 

The “StageBitz” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Prop Making

Gary @ The Twins

Gary @ The Twins

We are The Twins FX, one of the leading companies operating in the field of theatrical visual special effects, illusions and animatronics. We combine personal service, innovation and engineering expertise with an unrivalled dedication to excellence. We deliver exceptional effects and turn ideas into reality. Drawing on our wealth of experience and knowledge, we produce amazing special effects to create intimate and powerful entertainment experiences. Our creations are tailor-made. We make the impossible possible for theatre productions, film and television worldwide. http://www.thetwinsfx.com

Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall

Jonathan has recently worked on The Lord of the Rings at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, White Christmas the Musical and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium and on the UK Tour. He has built puppets for Presto Puppet Theatre and the charity ‘With Feeling’, which uses puppets as a teaching aid to help children in Romania with severe autism. He recently worked with Chris Marcus as joint prop supervisor on the World Premiere of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s latest show Completely Hollywood (abridged), and made props for the US tour. Other recent projects include prop making for Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre and costume prop making for Santa Claus the Musical at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. - Marcus Hall Props

Howard Eaton

Howard Eaton

We are a small, dynamic company run by people with backgrounds in theatre and industrial lighting, electronics and software, engineering and manufacturing. The company designs, produces and supplies innovative solutions to the “impossible” problems of the entertainment industry throughout the world. Activity centres around custom projects, from initial consultancy through design, build and final installation, although we also have a growing range of products which has evolved from such work. Diversity is a key element in the continued success of our operation; from designing and building the car for the West End Musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” to the installation of lighting for the Imperial War Museum North. Activities have ranged from the automation of Cannons for Nelson’s Victory experience to sequenced pyrotechnic “coups de theatre” and animated fibre displays.

Based in Sussex, we have the facilities and skills for fabrication and machining of almost any materials, vacuum forming, electrical design and manufacture, PCB design and assembly, and software development, allowing us to respond to a wide variety of “specials” requirements, often at very short notice. - Howard Eaton Lighting Ltd

The “LSi” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Production Management

Matt Towell

Matt Towell

Matt left the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1989 and began working in stage management for the Cambridge Theatre Company, Manchester Royal Exchange and the RSC. He also stage-managed tours including Tommy and Crazy for You before moving into production management. West End theatre includes: The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales); Quartermaine’s Terms; The Bodyguard; A Chorus of Disapproval; The Sunshine Boys (Savoy); Master Class (Vaudeville); Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndhams), The Wizard of Oz (Palladium); Private Lives (Vaudeville); Legally Blonde (Savoy); La Bête (Comedy); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace); The Sound Of Music; Kiss Me, Kate; Bombay Dreams; Acorn Antiques; Smaller; Tonight’s the Night and Movin’ Out. Other theatre includes: Troilus and Cressida; A Month in the Country; The Dispute and Tantalus for the RSC. Number one tours include: Grease; Cats; Saturday Night Fever; The King and I; Starlight Express; Fosse; Chicago, The Sound of Music and the current UK tour of Ghost International theatre includes: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Sao Paulo); Cats (Sao Paulo); Saturday Night Fever (Johannesburg); Mamma Mia! (South Africa and world tour); Starlight Express (New Zealand); Cats (Germany and Italy) and Batman Live (world arena tour).

Carlos Acosta's "On Before"

Simon Byford

Simon has worked in the theatre and events industry for over 34 years as production manager and consultant. He has worked with a wide range of organisations and artists. Carlos Acosta, The Royal Ballet, Raymond Gubbay Ltd, The Big Chill, Larmer Tree Festival, Walk The Plank, Birmingham City Council, Brighton Festival, The Japanese Embassy,  Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, Spring Dance at the Coliseum, The Roundhouse, New Adventures, Dance Umbrella, The Royal Opera House, Como No, Islington International Festival, Manchester International Festival, Adam Cooper to name a few. - Visit Website

Richard Bullimore

Richard Bullimore

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The “Philips Entertainment” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting

Tim Routledge

Tim Routledge

Tim is an experienced lighting designer and programmer and the past 12 months has seen him work on the biggest shows in the UK. He was Associate Lighting Designer for the Queens Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and Lead lighting programmer for the Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics. Recent lighting design projects include Gary Barlow Tour 2012, The War Of The Worlds Live On Stage, Katherine Jenkins Tour, Radio 1 Teen Awards and Radio 1 Big Weekend. - Visit Website

Alex Wardle

Alex Wardle

Alex studied German and Electronics at Keele University, then Theatre Arts at the Freie Universität Berlin and at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. Alex’s lighting design work has been seen around the UK and in Australia, China, Lebanon, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Syria and the USA. He was Production Manager for Kneehigh Theatre from 2000 – 2005 and a theatre consultant for Arup from 2005 – 2011. He now works as a theatre consultant and lighting designer for Charcoalblue. Designs for Kneehigh Theatre include Rapunzel, Tristan & Yseult outdoors and at the National Theatre (nominated for Best Touring Production, TMA Awards 2006), The Wooden Frock (nominated for Best Touring Production, TMA Awards 2004), The Red Shoes and The Riot. Other designs include Sons Without Fathers and Uncle Vanya for Helena Kaut-Howson (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Arcola), My Perfect Mind for Told by an Idiot, a UK tour of Birdsong, Tell Them That I Am Young and Beautiful (Arcola), The Cradle will Rock and Innocence (Arcola), Bay and The Shift (Young Vic), Superstition Mountain (o-region at Plymouth Theatre Royal). The Cradle will Rock was nominated for Best Lighting Design, 2011 Off West End Theatre Awards.Uncle Vanya was shortlisted for Best Lighting Design, 2012 Off West End Theatre Awards. View ALD Profile

richard g jones

Richard G Jones

Richard has recently worked on lighting designs for Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2012, First Person Shooter for Birmingham REP, Oliver Twist and The Hired Man for Bolton Octagon Theatre, Behud for Soho Theatre, Canterbury Tales for Northern Broadsides,Spongebob Squarepants the sponge that could fly! for the UK Tour, Horrid Henry Live and Horrid for Watershed productions, City of Angels for  the Bridewell Theatre, CopocabanaThe Hot Mikado and Sunset Boulevard for the Watermill in Newbury, The Homecoming, Wind in the Willows and The Railway Children for York Theatre Royal. Visit Website

 

The “Load Cell Rental” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Flys & Rigging

Shaquille Kerr

Shaquille Kerr

More information about Mark Pringle from Nottingham Theatre Royal     coming soon.

Mark Pringle

Mark Pringle

Mark, who is Head Flyman at the Festival Theatre, says he is delighted to be nominated for the award. He has worked in the theatre since it opened in 1994 and has become a much-loved personality, renowned for his commanding baritone and good sense of humour.

Adam Searle

Adam Searle

Adam has a very accomplished and varied background with many years experience in rigging and performer flying. Initially working for local rental companies whilst still at school, he has since obtained a degree (in Lighting Design!!) and worked for industry leading companies including Vari*Lite Production Services and Flying by Foy. More recently Adam founded industry acclaimed rigging company ‘Rigging Team’ and now spends his time working on a multitude of shows. Recent projects include flying Heidi Klum for the MTV EMA’s in Frankfurt, several permanent installations and production rigging for Derren Browns Svengali tour and the Michael Grandage Company season at the Noël Coward Theatre. Whether rigging, flying people or even hanging chandeliers, his attitude is both professional and friendly; ever helpful and with a ‘can do’ attitude he is always prepared to go that extra mile. He is passionate about his work and has a proven track record for ‘getting the job done’. On a rare day off Adam likes to jump out of planes or sail a traditional tall ship.

The “PRG” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education

Paul Reeve

Paul Reeve

More information coming soon Royal Opera House

Chris Layton

Chris Layton

After more than 15 years industry experience, Chris joined LIPA in 2000 where he teaches on the sound technology and the theatre and performance technology degree programmes and on the foundation certificate programme. “One of the great benefits of teaching at LIPA is the opportunity to work with students across a wide range of disciplines and to encourage collaboration and understanding between them.” Throughout his years of teaching, Chris has continued to maintain close links with the industry. He regards it a vital aspect of his role to provide students with up-to-date insight and stories from his own experience. “It’s great to be able to relate theoretical concepts to real-world, practical experiences; it makes it much more engaging for the students and gives them a clearer appreciation of what is expected in a professional environment.” A further benefit Chris brings to his students is through his extensive network of relationships with external manufacturers and companies. He arranges regular guest presentations and training opportunities from leading manufacturers and practitioners from the sector. Chris specialises in providing practical solutions for complex and challenging acts. His live sound engineering and production services have been used by a wide range of high profile artists on tour, with credits including The Pogues, Prodigy, Republica, Cornershop, Chumbawamba, and the Afrocelts.  - Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Caroline Heale

Caroline Heale

I have worked in drama education since becoming the stage manager at the Wits Theatre in Johannesburg way back in 1985. On arriving in the UK in 1990 I was lucky to find that GSA needed a Stage Management tutor and I have been working in Guildford off and on since then- with brief outings to the Norwich Playhouse and the BRIT School. My present role is that of Head of the Production and Technical Unit of the School of Arts at Surrey University- but I am still hugely involved in GSA productions and of course working with students. It is difficult to say what my greatest achievement might be – but what I can say is that my greatest reward is meeting industry professionals whom I have helped to train ,seeing people who now occupy senior positions in the entertainment business and remembering when they started out.- Guildford School of Acting

 

The “AVW” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Automation

Ben Phillips

Ben Phillips

Ben’s automation experience spans over 6 years, in which time he has opened and worked on a number of major West End and touring shows, these include; The Sound of Music (Palladium), We Will Rock You (UK Tour), Legally Blonde (Savoy), The Wizard of Oz (Palladium), The Bodyguard (Adelphi) and most recently Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Ben has worked closely with Stage Technologies since beginning his career in automation in 2006, allowing him to work on a number of events and productions across the UK and abroad. Ben has a huge amount of passion and determination to continue his work within the automation industry.- Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

Andy is celebrating his 20th Year of working in Live Entertainment. In this time he has been fortunate enough to work with some truly great and inspirational people. Andy remains focused on the continued development and improvement of the industry through artistic and technical innovation. Visit Andy’s website here: www.seismicdesignlimited.com

Paul @ The Twins

Paul @ The Twins

We are The Twins FX, one of the leading companies operating in the field of theatrical visual special effects, illusions and animatronics. We combine personal service, innovation and engineering expertise with an unrivalled dedication to excellence. We deliver exceptional effects and turn ideas into reality. Drawing on our wealth of experience and knowledge, we produce amazing special effects to create intimate and powerful entertainment experiences. Our creations are tailor-made. We make the impossible possible for theatre productions, film and television worldwide. http://www.thetwinsfx.com