Aurelie Mann


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2019Senior Prop Making Tutor
Seasonal ProgrammeMountview
2017Scenic Artist
Cinderella ShoeshineTheatre Peckham
2017Assistant Project Manager
The Little Match GirlOpen Heart Productions
2017Workshop Manager
Various Creative Production EventsTheme Traders
2014 - 2017Head of Workshops
Various ProductionsEast 15 Acting School (University of Essex)
2016Costume and Prop breakdown
Observe the SonsHeadlong Theatre
2014Prop Maker/Scenic Artist
The Art of WarMountview
Shoreditch Town Hall
2008 - 2014Head of Props Department
Various ProductionsEast 15 Acting School
2013Prop Restorer
RumpelstiltskinHiccup Theatre
UK Tour
2012Prop Maker/Scenic Artist
The Hired ManMountview
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
2009Prop Maker
Paradise LostRed Shift Theatre Company
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2007Prop Supervisor
TinderboxLondon Bubble
The Albany Theatre
2007Scenic Artist
Christmas CarolChicken Shed Productions
Chicken Shed Theatre
2007Prop Maker
Dick WhittingtonObject Construction
Hackney Empire
2007Prop Maker
Lazy TownLazy Town Live Ltd
National Tour
2007Puppet Maker
The Mask of the Red DeathPunchdrunk
Battersea Arts Centre
2007Prop Maker
Various ProductionsRussell Beck Studio
2006 - 2007Scenic Artist/Prop Maker
Various Events and ExhibitionsIngenious
2006 - 2007Prop Maker/Dresser
Various Productions, events and exhibitionsS2 Events
2007Prop Maker/Wig Maker
In Bed with PurcellGreenwich Dance Agency
Greenwich Dance Agency
2005 - 2007Prop Maker
Various Events and ExhibitionsTheme Traders
2006Prop Maker
Various Productions/InstallationsThe Glue Factory
Almeida Theatre
2006Prop Maker
Gizmo LoveActors Touring Company
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2005Prop Master/Scenic Artist
Sleeping BeautyBlackfriars Arts Centre
Blackfriars Arts Centre
2005Production Assistant
Various Events and InstallationsJames Glancy Design
2005Art Department
Sixty-SixWorking Title
Elstree Television and Film Studios
2005Visting Practitioner
Lesson WorkKirkby Primary School
Kirkby Primary School
2005Prop Maker/Technical Assistant
Event SpectacleCPG Concepts
Wembley Conference Centre
  • Education

    2005BA Theatre Practice (Prop Making)Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

    Additional Skills

    Mould making and casting

    Model making


    Life casting /prosthetic makeup and appliance


    Scenic painting

    Experienced in working with polystyrenes, latexes, foams, rubbers, fibre glass and silicones

    Experienced in metalworking including cutting, welding and grinding


    Puppet making

    Costume prop making


    Prop Restoration


    Experienced in working with hand tools, hand power tools and heavy machinery

    Vac forming

    Experience in technical backstage assistance

    Languages: English and French (Fluent)


    Gill Allen - Head of Stage and Costume Management - Guildhall School of Music & Drama

    R.Pepper - Professional Set/prop constructor - Object Construction

    About me

    I graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2005 having studied my BA in Theatre Practice Prop Making. Between 2005 and 2008 I worked as a freelance prop maker/ props master for numerous companies and as a prop maker/scenic artist for several theatre companies on their productions. Working as a freelancer allowed me to practice and develop my skill base as a professional prop maker and utilize my talent in this area of expertise.

    I also harboured a strong ambition to work in an educational setting, imparting knowledge and learning for students and aspiring practitioners, aiding their development and education was an area I was keen to explore. I got the chance to realise this ambition in 2008 when I was successfully recruited as Props Lecturer, Head of Props at East 15 Acting School. Forming an integral part of the University of Essex BA Stage Management and Technical Theatre Course the BA Prop Making Pathway, of which I had sole responsibility, enabled me to develop, write, deliver and teach a high quality specialised course prioritising the students development through practical learning, workshops, lectures and master-classes.

    During my employment at East 15 my position developed and expanded to include the responsibility for the construction and scenic art pathways. This development enabled me to explore, create and deliver additional specialism’s equipping students with the necessary skills they desire to thrive in a multi-diverse industry. I worked closely with the students on in house and touring productions and was responsible for production scheduling and supporting technical fit ups and builds at various venues.

    I have always tried to ensure that my own practical skills and knowledge are current and relevant and I have been committed to my own personal development and continued learning. I have experience working in a fast paced environment and managing a varied busy workload.

    I am a very committed individual who works well independently and within a team environment and I can demonstrate the ability to prioritise tasks, liaise across departments and importantly continue to learn and develop myself and my skill base.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    Driving Licences
    • Standard