David Wicks


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YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2013 - 2015Freelance Production Manager
7 pantomimesJordan Productions
7 venues
2010 - 2013Technical Manager
Touring HouseAmbassador Theatre Group
Waterside Theatre
2009 - 2010Deputy Head of Scenic Presentation
TouringBirmingham Royal Ballet
Hippodrome Birmingham
2004 - 2009Production Manager
Corperate/Theatre EventsStage Electics
Bristol office based
1990 - 2004Production/Technical Manager
Touring HouseClear Channel
Wyvvern Theatre
1985 - 1990Tecnical/Stage Director
Me and My GirlNedalander
Adelphi Theatre London
1982 - 1985Touring Carpenter
Touring Opera RepKent Opera
National Tour
  • Education

    2007Project ManagementPm Pro Learning
    2000Managing SafelyInstitution of Occupational Safety and Health
    1982stage managementguildhall
    1979City and Guilds 181Paddington Technical College

    Additional Skills

    In all of my previous positions I have been responsible for producing all relevant plans, plots and records both manually and electronically. I am conversant with all Microsoft platforms and a majority of the industry standard CAD software programs for design work.

    My Health and Safety training enables me to carry out all levels of risk management and complete all necessary documentation required to satisfy the requirements for all current legislation with regard to any event be it theatre, corporate: both in and outdoors. Whist working for Clear Channel I represented the Health and Safety advisory committee for the group, Chaired the Technical Health and Safety sub group for BRB and I am currently the ambassador for Health and Safety at the Waterside. I also am overseeing the new code of conduct implementation.In my current and previous positions I have effectively managed large numbers of staff including full time, casual and freelance. Responsibilities include, employment of staff, schedules, booking of all travel and accommodation requirements, on site management, all aspects of training from technical knowledge requirements to team building and to ensure that every event complies with all current Health and Safety legislation and achieves the highest possible professional presentation standards, customer care and satisfaction. All this involves working very long unsociable hours, working to tight deadlines in a high pressure environment.


    on request

    Industry Awards

    Gaffer of the year, Encore about 95??

    About me

    Production/Tecnical Manager

    Effectively achieving outstanding results working with and through people. Highly motivated with exceptional management skills, and a great sense of humor. Innovative and creative; design skills utilised for high end clients such as the NFU, McAfee and MITIE. Delivering projects that exceed clients’ expectations, personally setting and delivering high standards with pride and attention to detail.

    Most recent achivement.Technically responsible for opening a state of the art fifty million pound multi-purpose venue. Interviewed and employed all technical staff, designed and implemented their training, including risk management documents and procedures. Researched, sourced and purchased all loose equipment. Once opened managed property register to ensure the highest maintenance standards. Enabling the department to deliver a first class production and customer care service in both theatre and cooperate events. Lead all design work and production management services to facilitate our client’s needs.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Festival
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes