Callum Thomson

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017It creates communal space for people to engage empathetically and imaginatively with problems that are too big to face alone.
Paul Simei-Barton
nzherald.co.nz
2017It’s the conversation we have to have, but rarely will you see it framed so well.
Louise Nunn
adelaidenow.com.au
2017Poignant, stark work of theatre which addressed real human issues with a wink and a smile
Jesse Chaffey
scenestr.com.au
2017Filled to the brim with joy...beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny.
Daisy Bowie-Sell
timeout.com
2017Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop.
Lyn Garner
theguardian.com
2017Extant’s production is a refreshingly ambitious show that brings absurdist theatre firmly into the 21st century
Various Authors
extant.org.uk
2017The simplest form of storytelling: no set, no costume, two actors, one microphone and a room full of children’s imagination.
Luke Walker
thepublicreviews.com
2017Paines Plough win Week Three Fringe First award for hilarious comedy about growing up.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
edfringe.com
2017Ockhams Razor win Total Theatre Award
David Hutchison
thestage.co.uk
2017Vitally important message: get checked because it might just be nothing. That's a message that more people need to hear.
Daisy Bowie-Sell
whatsonstage.com
2017This show proves that UK circus can compete with the best from around the world.
Lyn Gardner
theguardian.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2020Venue Technician
Other
Roundhouse
Marcus Davey
Roundhouse
Roundhouse
2019Production Manager
Tour
Square Go
Finn Den Hertog
Francesca Moody Productions
2018Production Electrician
Exhibition
Zoetrope
Remy Archer
Molly Nicholson in association with Roundhouse and Circus Fest
Roundhouse and The Victoria and Albert Museum
2018Production Manager
Music
The Mother
Frederic Wake-Walker
Mahogany Opera
POSK, Ravencourt Park
2018Technician
Theatre
Vault Festival 2018
Tim Wilson, Matt Burt, Andy George
Heritage Arts
2016 - 2018Technical Stage Manager
Tour
Roundabout UK Tour
George Perrin and James Grieve
Paines Plough
Roundabout on tour
2017Technical Stage Manager on book
Theatre
Thirty Chistmasses
Alice Hamilton
Supporting wall
New Diorama
2017Production electrician
Theatre
Mother Courage and Her Children
Hannah Chissick
Danielle Torento Productions
Southwark Playhouse
2017Company Stage Manager
Tour
Every Brilliant Thing
George Perrin
Paines Plough
UK Tour
2017Company Stage Manager
Tour
Every Brilliant Thing
George Perrin
Paines Plough
Australia and New Zealand tour
2017Stage Manager on Book
Theatre
her
Dominic Hingorani
Brolly producitons and Half Moon Theatre
Half Moon Theatre
2016 - 2017Technician on tour
Tour
Tipping Point
Charlotte Mooney and Tina Koch
Ockham's Razor
Tour
2016Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
The Chairs
Maria Oshodi
Extant
Stratford Circus
2015Technical Stage Manager
Tour
Our Teacher's A Troll
George Perrin
Paines Plough and Half Moon Theatre
Tour
2015Technical Manager
Theatre
C VenuesC Venues
2015Automation Technician
Cruise
Epic Rock! The Brits, Divas and Latin NightsCarnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Conquest
2011 - 2015Receiving Technician
Theatre
Various ProductionsCarlisle Leisure Limited
Sands Centre, Carlisle
2014Assistant Stage Manager (stage crew)
Theatre
Peter PanEnchanted Entertainment
2014Stage Manager on book
Theatre
Naked Old ManNorthern Outlet
2014Stage Manager on book
Tour
John and MarkNorthern Outlet
2014Rigger and Stage Crew (Receiving Technician)
Theatre
Joseph UK TourSands Centre (Bill Kenwright)
Sands Centre, Carlisle
2014Production Manager
Theatre
Various productionsCamp Chipinaw
Chipnaw Playhouse and Amphitheatre
2014Head of Special Effects
Theatre
Sweeney ToddUniversity of Cumbria Musical Theatre
2013Stage Manager
Theatre
Mixed GrillUniversity of Cumbria Drama
Stanwix Theatre
2013Stage Manager
Theatre
Dear CleoUniversity of Cumbria Drama
Stanwix Theatre
2013Stage Manager on book
Tour
Dancing LettersUniversity of Cumbria Dancers
North England Tour
2013Senior Technician
Theatre
Various productionsC Venues
Adam House, C+1 and C-1
2012Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
RepriseTesting the Razor (UOC)
Stanwix Theatre
2012Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
A New BrainUniversity of Cumbria
Stanwix Theatre
2008 - 2009Casual Technician
Theatre
Various productionsSW audio
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20203 Day Rigging for the Entertainment IndustryTotal Solutions
    2019Practical Pyrotechnics and Safety AwarenessJust FX
    2018Counter Terrorism AwarenessNaTSCO + Project Griffin
    2017Creative Skillset in Temporary Electrical Systems (BS7909)James Eade (for BECTU)
    2015Safety Awareness & Practical Risk AssessmentCarnival Cruise Lines (STWC)
    2015Personal Safety & Social ResponsibilityCarnival Cruise Lines (STWC)
    2015Shipboard Risk and Safety Management for Safety RepresentativesCarnival Cruise Lines (STWC)
    2015STCW-95 Basic Safety TrainingCarnival Cruise Lines (STWC)
    2015Security Awareness TrainingCarnival Cruise Lines
    2015Human Behaviour LeadershipCarnival Cruise Lines
    2015Crowd ManagementCarnival Cruise Lines
    2015Crisis ManagementCarnival Cruise Lines
    2014BA Joint Honours Drama Performance and Technical TheatreUniversity of Cumbria

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    ETC Nomad 2 universe, QLab 3
    I can operate:
    ETC Ion, Navigator FTSI Automation Control, Yamaha QL5, Yamaha LS9, Behringer X32, ETC Element
    Available for hire, I have:
    ETC Nomad 2 universe

    Additional Skills

    Close up magic

    Computer literate (mac and windows)

    Drama workshop leader

    Directing

    Gutair - grade 5, Bass guitar

    Juggling

    Score reading

    Stage carpentry, Set building

    Additional Information

    Full Clean UK Driving Licence

    Non Smoker

    **contact removed**

    Referees

    Available on request

    About me

    Graduated from The University of Cumbria with a First Class honours degree in Drama Performance and Technical Theatre. I spent my 3 years gaining a broad width of knowledge within the performance industry.

    Since graduating I have kept expanding my knowledge further on cruise ships, in the fringe network and became the Technical Manager of C Venues' biggest venue in Edinburgh.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Circus
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Circus
    • Comedy
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Live Events
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    Work Permits
    • EU
    • USA
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • First Aid (Any)
    • PAL Card
    • Working at Heights Certificate

    Professional Recommendations

    Paul Blinkhorn Director

    Callum was both the Assistant Director and Stage Manager on 'Naked Old Man' and 'John and Mark'. He proved himself to be an asset to the production. He showed himself to have strong creative acumen and exceptional organisational and technical skills. He was professional and communicated well with all members of the team and helped to create a relaxed rehearsal environment.