Andy has a wealth of experience working across the globe, organising and directing a wide range of theatrical events and culminating in the role of Technical Director for one the largest and most successful production companies in Europe. Starting as a casual at Sadlers Wells where he worked on a variety of shows such opera, ballet, contemporary dance and musicals and moving on to work at the Wimbledon Theatre and the West End. After a move to Sheffield and working as the Head Flyman and Stage Manager at the Lyceum Theatre for 5 years, Andy moved on to become a Freelance Stage Manager and Production Carpenter, which he did for twenty years. Most recently Andy has been Head of Stage, Production Consultant and Freelance Technical Director for Bill Kenwright Ltd.
Lee is one of the foremost Production Managers in the industry. Proudly growing up in Yorkshire, he did not follow the traditional path of attending drama school, instead starting his career at the Barnsley Civic and then going on to tour as an ASM before moving onto shows with increasing responsibility and now production managing for an eye watering number of large scale musical productions all over the world. Lee is Head of Production and Associate Producer of the Olivier Awards and most recently was the Technical Director at The Really Useful Group Lee is a member of Stage Sight and acts as a mentor and meets with organisations to discuss his own experiences and the barriers to equal representation in the theatre industry. He is also a board member for the Backstage Centre in Purfleet.
With a career spanning more than 25 years within the theatre and live events industry, Brendan has gained vast experience in most things backstage. He has toured extensively, both in the UK and around the world. His portfolio covers a diverse range and scale of shows; from the West end and Broadway, to abandoned tunnels under the streets of London, via village halls in his native Northumberland.
Charlie began her career at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury and progressed to work primarily as a Deputy Stage Manager. Productions include national and international tours, west end runs and residencies both at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and New Wolsey, Ipswich. Now residing in the North East, Charlie currently also runs the degree course in Stage Management and Technical Theatre at Newcastle College.
Sam has worked extensively in theatre and live events since he graduated from University of the Arts London where he studied lighting design and practise. Specialising in lighting he has designed systems for touring and install. Sam has spent the last 12 years as a Freelance Production Electrician and more recently moving into the role of tour management and production management.