Experience

This is a selection of Tom’s work to date focussing on Lighting and Sound. Tom has had extensive experience in a vast area of theatre and live entertainment, please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any further information.  A summary of Tom’s career is listed below.

DatesProductionCompanyVenueRoleDirectorDesigner
December 2014Robin Hood and the Babes in the WoodPeople's Theatre Company, NottinghamNottingham Arts TheatreLighting DesignAmanda HallCris Brawn
November 2014Sleeping BeautyLittle Wolf EntertainmentLoughborough Town HallAssociate Lighting DesignZoë WatermanLD: Richard Howell
November 2014Boogie NightsESNA PlayersLoughborough Town HallLighting DesignEmma Healey
October 2014AnnieNottingham Operatic SocietyTheatre Royal, NottinghamLighting DesignAlan SmithAsh Moulton
October 2014Carl Froch: Freeman of the CityNottingham City CouncilCouncil House, NottinghamSound & AV Operator
September 2014Oh, the Humanity and Other Good IntentionsEnd of Moving WalkwayTabard Theatre, LondonLighting DesignPaul LichtensternAndy Edwards
July 2014Stand in the SpotlightSpotlight Theatre SchoolNottingham Arts TheatreLighting DesignAmanda Hall
May 2014Sister ActCarlton Operatic SocietyTheatre Royal, NottinghamLighting DesignAmanda Hall
May 2014Dr FaustusLakeside and The Nottingham New TheatreLakeside Arts CentreAssociate Sound DesignMartin BerrySound Design: Martin Berry
February-May 2014The Threepenny OperaGraeae, Nottingham Playhouse, Ipswich New Wolsey, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire PlayhouseNottingham Playhouse, New Wolsey Ipswich, Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire PlayhouseRelighterJenny Sealey and Peter RoweLighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
March-April 2014The WardrobeLYTXLakeside Arts Centre & Derby TheatreSound DesignNikki DisneyDorrie Scott
April 2014A Chorus LineESNA PlayersLoughborough Town HallLighting DesignCat OrtonAsh Moulton
January 2014My Judy Garland LifeNottingham PlayhouseNottingham PlayhouseAssistant ElectricianKath RogersLighting Design: Mike Gunning
December 2013CinderellaBespoke TheatreThe Maltings, Berwick-upon-TweedLighting DesignZoë WatermanMorgan Brind
December 2013Sleeping BeautyPeople's Theatre CompanyNottingham Arts TheatreLighting DesignAmanda Hall
December 2013A Christmas CarolLakesideLakeside Arts CentreProduction SoundMartin BerrySound Design & Composition: Julian Butler
October 2013-December 2013Emil and the DetectivesRed Earth Theatre and mac Birminghammac Birmingham and UK TourSound Design and AV ProgrammerAmanda Wilde and Wendy RouseLaura McEwen
November 2013GreaseESNA Players on behalf of Total TheatreLoughborough Town HallSound Design and Sound No. 1Emma Adcock
November 2013Oklahoma!Nottingham Operatic SocietyTheatre Royal, NottinghamAssociate Lighting Design and Lighting ProgrammerDenise PalinLighting Design: David Phillips
August 2013Bare: A Pop OperaTotal TheatreLoughborough Town Hall StudioLighting DesignDavid PhillipsClaire Winfield
July 2013Sweeney ToddNew Street Theatre and LakesideLakeside Arts CentreSound No. 1Martin BerrySound Design: Nick Hobbs
June 2013Inside Out of MindLakeside, Meeting Ground Theatre Company, University of Nottingham, National Health Service, The Institute of Mental HealthLakeside Arts CentreProduction Sound Design and Sound OperatorTanya MyersSound Design: David Wilson
April 2013PiafCurveCurveAssistant ElectricianPaul Kerryson
April 2013Hot StuffCurveCurveAssistant ElectricianPaul KerrysonLighting Design: Chris Ellis
April 2013LysistrataLakeside and Nottingham New TheatreLakeside Arts CentreLighting ProgrammerMartin BerryLighting Design: Alyssa Watts
February 2013PiafCurveCurve Studio TheatreAssistant ElectricianPaul KerrysonLighting Design: Arnim Friess
December 2012Two Little BoysLakeside & Engine HouseLakeside Arts CentreProduction Electrician & Lighting ProgrammerMatt AstonLighting Design: Richard Statham
December 2012Puss in BootsPeople's Theatre CompanyNottingham Arts TheatreLighting DesignAmanda Hall
November 2012Hello, Dolly!Nottingham Operatic SocietyNottingham PlayhouseLighting DesignDenise Palin
October-November 2012Red Riding HoodEngine House and LakesidePolka Theatre, Darlington Civic and Durham GalaRelighter and Production ElectricianMatt AstonLighting Design: Richard Statham
August-September 2012Spring AwakeningTotal TheatreLoughborough Town Hall StudioLighting DesignDavid PhillipsClaire Winfield
July 2012Little Shop of HorrorsNew Street Theatre and LakesideLakeside Arts CentreSound No. 1Martin BerrySound Design: Nick Hobbs
June 2012A Month in the CountryMountview Academy of Theatre ArtsJackson's LaneProduction Electrician and Lighting ProgrammerJake MurrayLighting Design: George Townsend
April 2012Musical Theatre ShowcaseMountview Academy of Theatre ArtsCriterionProduction ElectricianLighting Design: George Townsend
December 2011Sleeping BeautyLittle Wolf EntertainmentThe Maltings, Berwick-upon-TweedSound Design and Sound No. 1Zoë WatermanMorgan Brind
December 2011BFGDerby LIVEDerby TheatreProduction ElectricianEllie JonesLighting Design: Tim Mascall
November 2011Fiddler on the RoofNottingham Operatic SocietyTheatre Royal, NottinghamLighting ProgrammerDenise PalinLighting Design: David Phillips
November 2011Hello, DollyGood CompanionsDerby TheatreProduction Electrician and Lighting ProgrammerPhil SimcoxLighting Design: David Phillips
October 2011Summer HolidayBig Box Youth TheatreMansfield PalaceLighting DesignLiz Fitzpatrick
September 201142nd StreetMountview Academy of Theatre ArtsBernie Grant Arts CentreProduction ElectricianGuy RetallackLighting Design: Neill Brinkworth
June 2011FolliesRoyal Academy of MusicRoyal Academy of MusicAssistant ElectricianKaren RabinowitzLighting Design: Rob Halliday
April 2011OleannaLakeside in association with Engine HouseLakeside Arts CentreLighting ProgrammerMatt AstonLighting Design: James Farncombe
May 2010Bomber's MoonLakeside and Lincoln Performing Arts CentreLakeside Arts CentreLighting ProgrammerMatt AstonLighting Design : James Farncombe
March 2010A Day in the Death of Joe EggNottingham PlayhouseNottingham PlayhouseAssistant ElectricianMatt AstonLighting Design: James Farncombe
December 2009Flat StanleyLakesideLakeside Arts CentreAssistant Electrician and Lighting ProgrammerMatt AstonLighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall
March 2009Empty Bed BluesLakeside and Lincoln Performing Arts CentreLakeside Arts CentreLighting ProgrammerStephen LoweLighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall
December 2008The Happy PrinceLakesideLakeside Arts CentreLighting ProgrammerMatt AstonLighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall

Tom was a casual technician, on nearly full time hours, at College Street Arts Centre and Sandfield Theatre, Nottingham from April 2008 to July 2010. Here he worked on many events from small scale studio productions through to city-wide events.

As a volunteer with TEC PA & Lighting Tom has worked on live events catering for anything between 50 and 35 000 attendees on a large range of venues; halls through to stadiums, arenas and festivals.  TEC PA & Lighting has a commitment to training students with an interest in the Live Events industry, either recreationally or professionally.

Tom has attended several courses on the safe use of stage & indoor pyrotechnics and has completed the City and Guilds accredited British Pyrotechnists Association Level 2 qualification covering the safe use of Category 4, Professional Use Only Public Display, Fireworks.

Tom is Technical Director of Lakeside Arts Centre’s Technical Theatre Education Programme which has been running since April 2013 offering experience and training to 14-18 year olds.  Tom holds an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate.

Recent Posts

Panto! on BBC4

Panto!In December 2012 Tom began an involvement with the People’s Theatre Company pantomime at the Nottingham Arts Theatre; an amateur theatre company with overwhelming drive and passion for producing fun, family friendly theatre with exceedingly low budgets.  Tom has supported the PTC’s annual pantomime every year since.

Tonight, Monday 22nd December 2014, on BBC4 at 9.25pm is a documentary made by Jeanie Finlay simultaneously demonstrating the struggles and rewards for both amateur theatre companies and small scale theatres.  A fantastic piece of film on a group of people who don’t let anything get in their way despite high tension, high emotion and ever increasing expectation.


Nottingham Arts Theatre
People’s Theatre Company
Jeanie Finlay
BBC Storyville

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