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Professional and Academic Experience

Current work
Since 2008 I have worked as a consultant for Theatre Projects Consultants. TPC is a long established firm of theatre consultants working with architects, builders and theatre people to design and equip performing arts spaces all over the world. Theatre Projects has completed more than 1200 projects in over seventy countries around the world, including prestigious venues like The Lowry, Salford Quays, Sage Gateshead and LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall. Warwick Arts Centre was an early TPC job. My work for TPC is as a project manager, working closely with the user and the architectural design team almost as an interpreter. I have worked on numerous education projects and one professional theatres in the UK, Europe, Middle East and China. For more information on Theatre Projects Consultants and to read about my current work, visit Theatre Projects.

Professional Experience
Prior to joining TPC, I spent more than twenty years as a theatre technician, production manager and lighting designer, most of it in Northern Ireland. Notable credits include:
Construction Manager and Freelance Production Manager: Scottish Opera, Glasgow (2003-2007)
  • Lighting Designer in Residence: Lyric Theatre, Belfast (1995-1999) designs include
    • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck dir. Robin Midgley (1997)
    • Dancing at Lughnasa by Brien Friel dir. Conall Morrison (1996)
    • Carthaginians by Frank McGuinness dir. Simon Magill (1999) nominated for Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design
  • Co-Production Manager and Co-Lighting Designer: Convictions for Tinderbox at Crumlin Road Courthouse, Belfast (2000)
  • Freelance Lighting Designer: designs include
    • Hurricane by Richard Dormer dir. Rachel O'Riordan for Ransom Productions (2002-2011)hurricane.jpg
    • Mojo Mickybo by Owen McCafferty dir. Karl Wallace for Kabosh (1998-2000)
Membership of professional bodies
  • Professional Member Association of Lighting Designers (#1038). For more information on the ALD and to view my page, visit
  • Associate Member Society of Theatre Consultants. To find out more about theatre consultants and what we do, visit

  • Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
  • Society for Theatre Research Award 2014 (Gordon Craig fund)

  • Up the Close - The Close Theatre at the Citizens', Glasgow for International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen
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