Ben Wills

    • Technical Manager / Director
    • Production Manager

    Essex

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2015 - 2020Technical Manager
Theatre
Various, including in-houseMercury Theatre Company
2017Lighting Designer
Theatre
Lord of the Flies
Filiz Ozcan
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre Studio
2017Technical Manager
Theatre
The Weir
Adele Thomas
Mercury Theatre in Co-Production with English Touring Theatre
Mercury Theatre and National tour
2017Technical Manager/Production Electrician
Theatre
Peter Pan
Matthew Cullum/Daniel Buckroyd
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2017Technical Manager
Theatre
The Events
Dan Sherer
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre Studio
2017Lighting Designer
Theatre
Farm Boy
Chris Hallam
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2017Technical Manager/Production Electrician
Theatre
Spamalot
Daniel Buckroyd
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2017Technical Manager/Production Electrician
Theatre
Bang Bang
Nicky Henson
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2016 - 2017Technical Manager/Production Electrician/Head of Stage
Theatre
Dick Whittington
Daniel Buckroyd
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2016Lighting Designer
Theatre
Blackout
Filiz Ozcan
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre Studio
2016Technical Manager
Theatre
Sweeney Todd
Daniel Buckroyd
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre/Derby Theatre
2016Technical Manager/Production Electrician
Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
Pia Furtado
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2016Technical Manager/Production Electrician
Theatre
Wind in the Willows
Matthew Cullum
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2016Technical Manager/Production Electrician
Theatre
Private Lives
Esther Richardson
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2016Touring Re-lights
Theatre
Clybourne Park
Daniel Buckroyd
Mercury Theatre/Made in Colchester
Mercury Theatre Colchester/Touring
2016Technical Manager/Production Electrician
Theatre
End of the Rainbow
Daniel Buckroyd
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2016Technical Stage Manager/Touring Re-Lights
Theatre
Not Now Bernard
Daniel Buckroyd
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2015 - 2016Programmer/Operator
Theatre
Aladdin
Daniel Buckroyd
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre
2015Technical Manager
Theatre
Bully Boy
Dan Sherer
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre Studio
2013 - 2015Lecturer in Technical Theatre
Education
Production Arts LecturerCity College Norwich
2011 - 2013Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
Tours/In House/Co ProductionsNorthcott Theatre, Exeter
Exeter Northcott
2012Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
Great ExpectationsKing's College London
King's College Theatre
2012Stage Manager
Theatre
Gripping YarnsExeter Northcott/RAMM/Show of Strength
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
PatienceEUGnS
Exeter Northcott Theatre
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
Carmina BuranaExeter University Music Department
Exeter Northcott
2011Deputy Technician (Electrics)
Theatre
VariousNorthcott Theatre, Exeter
Exeter Northcott
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
The GondoliersEUGnS
Exeter Northcott
2011Stage Crew
Theatre
Snow White and the Seven DwarfsKickline Productions
Exeter Corn Exchange
2010Sound Designer
Theatre
SerendipBike Shed Theatre
2010Stage Manager
Theatre
SerendipThe Bike Shed Theatre Company
The Bike Shed Theatre
2010Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
Romeo & JulietMiracle Theatre Company
UK Tour
2009 - 2010Followspot Operator/LX Technician
Theatre
Mother GooseExeter Northcott Theatre Company
Exeter Northcott
2009 - 2010Freelance Stage Manager
Theatre
RuddigoreEUGnS
Exeter Northcott
2009Stage Crew
Theatre
Lion, Witch and the WardrobeStage by Stage
Exeter Northcott
2009Electrician/Follow Spot Operator
Theatre
Hello DollyExeter Operatics
Exeter Northcott
2009Electrician/LX Board Operator
Theatre
A Doll's HouseNorthcott Theatre, Exeter
Exeter Northcott
2009Electrician/LX Board Operator
Theatre
Romeo & JulietNorthcott Theatre, Exeter
Exeter Northcott
2009Electrician/Sound Operator
Theatre
We Will Rock YouLimelight Musical Theatre Company
Exeter Phoenix
2009Electrician/LX Board Operator
Theatre
5th UK Taiko FestivalKagamusha Taiko
Exeter Northcott
2009Electrician/LX Board Operator/Sound Operator
Theatre
Devon Dance ShowcaseDevon Dance
Exeter Northcott
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
Sweet CharityExeter University Footlights
Exeter Northcott
2009Electrician
Theatre
WhisperProto-Type Theatre Company
Exeter Phoenix
2008 - 2009Follow Spot Operator
Theatre
Sleeping BeautyNorthcott Theatre, Exeter
Exeter Northcott
2008Assisstant Director
Theatre
CraveExeter Northcott Community Company
Exeter Northcott
2008Electrician/Follow Spot Operator
Theatre
Exeter Northcott Community Company
Exeter Northcott
2008Electrician
Theatre
Richard IIINorthcott Theatre, Exeter
Exeter Northcott @ Rougemont Gardens
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2015Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning SectorCity College Norwich
    20093 yr BA DramaExeter University

    Additional Skills

    First Aid at work Qualified

    Good computer skills

    Electrical Maintenance skills

    Strong organisational skills

    Punctual

    Can read music

    Basic Fire safety

    Qualified Lecturer

    Referees

    Mr Dominic Jeffery

    About me

    I'm a hard working team player, used to working to deadlines and under pressure. I am able to lead teams as well as take my place within the team and be led. I hold initiative and common sense, and apply them to all jobs I work in.

    I enjoy working in this industry, and i'm a person that enjoys hard work and producing a successful outcome.

    Previous employment also includes lecturing in Lighting Design and Stage Management. This is to students ages between 17 and 50 working on National BTEC and Foundation Degree. In my capacity at the Exeter Northcott Theatre I also assisted the Technical Manager in overseeing the technical training programme, NVQ level apprenticeships.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • ABTT (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Cross Cultural Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Experimental
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Revue
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Interested in
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • Fire Warden
    • First Aid (Any)
    • Portable Appliance Electrical Safety Testing (PAT) Competence Certificate