David Ashford

    • Automation Technician
    • Automation Operator

    London

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Automation Technician
Theatre
Automantion UpgradeRoyal Opera House & Royal Ballet
2017 - 2019Automation No.3
Theatre
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (London)Sonia Friedman Productions
2017Stage technician
Theatre
Young MarxBridge Theatre Company
2017Production Manager
Theatre
Free & All About My Mother (Rep)Royal Central School of Spech and Drama
2017Senior Stage Technician
Opera
2017 SeasonGarsington Opera
2016 - 2017Flyman
Theatre
Sleeping BeautyHackney Empire
2016Technical Stage Manager
Tour
The Season TicketPilot Theatre
2016Production Manager
Theatre
AffectionOutbox Theatre
2016Head of Stage (Performances)
Theatre
2016 SeasonGarsington Opera
Garsington Opera House Wormsley Estate
2016Theatre Technician
Theatre
English Touring OperaEnglish Touring Opera (ETO)
Hackney Empire
2016Production Manager
Theatre
Wuthering Heights
Lucinka Eisler
CSSD
Webber Douglas Studio
2016Production Manager
Theatre
This Is Not A Drill
Jemima James
CSSD
The Actors Centre - The Tristan Bates
2015 - 2016Theatre Technician
Theatre
Jack and The Beanstalk
Susie McKenna
Hackney Empire
Hackney Empire
2015Warehouse assistant
Warehouse
Work Placement
Nick Porter
Flying By Foy Limited
2015Assistant Production Manager
Theatre
Friends of NarcissusCSSD
2015Technical Manager
Theatre
West Side Story
Ed Hughes
CSSD
Embassy Theatre
2014 - 2015Theatre Technician
Theatre
Mother Goose
Susie Mckenna
Hackney Empire
Hackney Empire
2014Technical Manager
Theatre
Love and Information
Richard Beecham
CSSD
Embassy Theatre
2014Stage Manager
Theatre
Puss in BootsGlastonbury and Street Musical Comedy Society
Strode Theatre, Street
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2016BATP Technical Production ManagementRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama

    Equipment

    I can operate:
    Flying By Foy Automation Equipment, Silicon Scenery Automation Equipment, TAIT Automation Equipment, ETC ION Lighting Desk

    Additional Skills

    •Effective communicator with excellent listening and verbal ability to ensure understanding at all levels.

    •Friendly understanding team leader and team member strong at keeping myself and others focused on tasks.

    •Punctual to time and keeping tasks to their schedule.

    •Good Understanding of Several IT Software's (Mac & Windows).

    Additional Information

    Automation Operating Systems Known

    •Flying by Foy Ltd (FOY) Pegasus (Operator & Programmer) & Aerographer 3D Flying software (Operator)

    • Silicone Theatre Scenery (STS) (Operator & Programmer)

    •Stage Technologies Chameleon (Operator)

    •Kinesys Vector (Operator and Programmer) - Elevations and Apex

    •Absolute Motion Control (Operator)

    •ETC Lighting Desk (Operator & Programmer)

    Referees

    Reference 1:

    Musa Halimeh

    Automation Project Manager

    Royal Opera House (London)

    **contact removed** **contact removed** Current Employer

    Reference 2:

    Sebastian Matthews

    Head of Automation

    Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Westend - London)

    **contact removed** **contact removed** Previous Employer

    About me

    I am a mature and enthusiastic Technician with experience in Automation, Technical and Production Management for many types of performances, events and projects. Educated at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I really enjoy working in the theatre and event industry and always want to learn more with the work I do and build on the skills I have to aid every performance, event & project I work on, to give outstanding audience experiences and professionalism.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Panto
    • Pantomime
    • Theatre (Musical)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    Industry Training
    • Fireworks/Pyrotechnics
    • First Aid (Any)
    • Tallescope Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate