On Automation Operation: Danny Garth

Danny Garth, Head of Automation on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, tells of how working with his mechanic father lent him the talents to pursue a career in stage automation. 

Danny talks us through the essential qualities such as meticulousness, conscientiousness and, above all, patience that automation requires, in this dynamic introduction to a lesser known field of theatrical skill.

Interview
(2016)

On Costume Cutting: Michal Shyne

Having worked in Theatre Clwyd's costume department for 25 years, Michal understands the importance of developing a cross-departmental raport and 'evolving' with a building and its inhabitants. 

Here, she discusses what initially drew her into the world of theatre costume and how a cutter negotiates between period, design, fabric, performance requirements and actors' tastes.

Interview
(2016)

On Costume Supervision: Lynette Mauro

As a costume supervisor Lynette Mauro works very closely with the production designer and wardrobe team to support the creation of costume designs into clothes that characters wear on stage.

Lynette Mauro, Costume supervisor, headshot in front of a sofa
Interview
(2013)

On Costume: Paula McIntosh

Behind the scenes of Private Lives another drama goes on. Head of Wardrobe Paula McIntosh chats about the tasks that she and her team carry out to ensure that there are no mishaps.

Paula McIntosh smiles in front of horizontal striped wall paper a black lamp and a small plant.
Interview
(2014)

On Hair and Make-Up: Corinne Young

Corinne Young was the Hair and Make-Up Mistress on Richard Eyre's multiple award-winning revival of Ibsen's Ghosts.

She sheds light on her training, discusses the key items required for an efficient hair and make-up kit, and reveals what happens before curtain-up on a West End show.

Corinne Young on the set of Ghosts
Interview
(2014)

On Lighting: Jono Kenyon

Jono Kenyon is part of the electrics team that make real the work of the lighting designer. He talks about his passion for the job and how he began working in theatre.

Jono Kenyon, Lighting technician, headshot in front of a fireplace
Interview
(2013)

On Lighting: Robin Fisher

Robin Fisher chats about the role of his team and the part he plays in it. He talks about the work that goes on during rehearsals, a run and when the theatre is dark (empty of a show).

Robin Fisher headshot
Interview
(2013)

On Production Management: David Warwick

David Warwick, Technical Manager for The Arts Theatre, discusses the personal qualities required to welcome incoming productions to a receiving theatre and the benefits of learning on the job.

Interview
(2016)

On Production Management: Igor

Production Manager Igor chats about how he became a theatre Production Manager and the blend of skills required to do the job well.

Igor (Production Manager) headshot
Interview
(2013)

On Production Management: Jim Davis

Jim Davis is the Production Manager at Theatr Clwyd, he tells us how he happened upon the role of production manager, and takes us through his day-to-day responsibilities before and during a production run.

Interview
(2016)

On Production Management: John Dalston

John Dalston has lived a life in theatre and has vast experience of it through his role as Production Manager. John has worked on many leading West End shows and talks about this work and his involvement in All My Sons.

John Dalston Production Manager headshot
Interview
(2013)

On Sound: David Palmer

Sound engineer David Palmer spends his time in the theatre listening. His job is to tune into the sound of the show and ensure that the balance and amplification is perfect, and that the actors and musicians feel confident with their vocal tone and levels.

Dave Palmer talks to us in front of the sound monitors sub-stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Interview
(2014)

On Technical Stage Management: Angel Hasted

Technical Stage Manager, Angel Hasted has over 18 years of experience under his belt, Angel tells us how he got his start in "show business" and shares his advice for young people aspiring to a theatrical career.

Interview
(2016)