Emily Simmons

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Technician and Driver
Tour
Dick WhittingtonWonder Productions
Tour Around England
2017Theatre Technician
Theatre
Various Productions in Receiving HouseThe Palace Theatre, Paignton
The Palace Theatre, Paignton
2016Technical Stage Staff
Cruise
Harmony of the Seas (Takeout)- Royal Theatre, Centre Ice Rink, Aquatheatre)Royal Caribbean International
Harmony of the Seas (Takeout)
2016Technical Stage Staff
Cruise
Navigator of the Seas- Metropolis TheatreRoyal Caribbean International
Navigator of the Seas
2016Lighting Operator
Theatre
Robin Hood and the Babes in the WoodNewton Abbot and District Musical Comedy Society
Alexandra Theatre
2015 - 2016Stage Manager
Theatre
Jack and the BeanstalkPaignton Pantomime Productions
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2015Technical Stage Staff
Cruise
Quantum of the Seas- Two70Royal Caribbean International
Quantum of the Seas
2014 - 2015Technical Stage Staff
Cruise
Mariner of the Seas- Savoy Theatre and Studio B (Ice Rink)Royal Caribbean
Mariner of the Seas
2014Head Stage Staff
Cruise
Mariner of the Seas- Studio B (Ice Rink Theatre) and Savoy TheatreRoyal Caribbean International
Mariner of the Seas
2013 - 2014Technical Stage Staff
Cruise
Mariner of the Seas- Studio B (Ice Rink Theatre) and Savoy TheatreRoyal Caribbean International
Mariner of the Seas
2013Deputy Stage Manager
Theatre
Dr DolittlePaignton Operatic and Dramatic Society
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2012 - 2013Stage Manager on Book
Theatre
Mother GoosePaignton Pantomime Productions
Palace Theatre
2012Theatre Operative
Event
Torbay Children's Festival 2012Torbay Children's Festival
Paignton Seafront
2011 - 2012Stage Manager
Theatre
Dick WhittingtonPaignton Pantomime Productions
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2011Stage Manager
Theatre
Torbay Acting Factory ShowcasesPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2011Stage Manager
Event
A Variety ShowcaseESW Solutions
Westland Leisure Centre, Yeovil
2011Stage Manager
Theatre
Bugsy MaloneTAF, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2011Theatre Operative
Event
Torbay Children's Festival 2011Palace avenue Theatre
Paignton Seafront
2011Get-In and Get-Out Crew
Theatre
The Blues BandESW Solutions
The Corn Exchange
2011Get-Out Crew
Event
Devon Schools MixedESW Solutions
Westpoint, Exeter
2011Get-in Crew
Theatre
And Then There Were NoneBijou, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2011Theatre Technician
Theatre
Flash PointROC, Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre, Paignton
2011Deputy Stage Manager
Theatre
A Mad World, My MastersMountview
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
2011Lighting Assistant
Theatre
MT ShowcaseMountview
Criterion Theatre
2011Stage Manager
Theatre
The American ClockMountview
Jacksons Lane Theatre
2010 - 2011Stage Manager
Theatre
CinderellaPaignton Pantomime Productions
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2010 - 2011Get-out Crew
Other
Various ConferencesESW Solutions
Riviera International Centre
2010Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
CarouselMountview
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
2010Assistant Stage Manger Book Cover
Theatre
ParadeMountview
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
2010Theatre Technician
Event
Torbay Children’s Festival 2010Palace avenue Theatre
Paignton Seafront
2010Lighting and Sound Operator
Other
Various Summer ShowsHoburne Holiday Park
Hoburne Holiday Park, Torbay
2010Stage Manager
Theatre
The Best Years Of Our LivesNew Beginning Productions, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2010Stage Manager
Theatre
Summertime Spectacular!James & Murphy Productions
Carlton Theatre, Teignmouth
2010Stage Manager
Theatre
Summertime Spectacular!James & Murphy Productions
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2010Sound and Lighting Assistant
Event
Charity EventPalace avenue Theatre
Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton
2010Followspot Operator, Get-in and Get-out Crew
Theatre
MercuryPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2010Lighting Designer and Operator
Theatre
TAF 5 and 6Palace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009 - 2010Stage Manager
Theatre
Jack and the BeanstalkPaignton Pantomime Productions
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009Theatre Technician
Event
Torbay Children’s Festival 2010Palace avenue Theatre
Paignton Seafront
2009Stage Manager
Theatre
Summertime Spectacular!James & Murphy Productions, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009Stage Manager
Theatre
Jimmy Crickets Buckets of Laughter ShowPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009Crew, Merchandise Seller
Theatre
Musicals In MotionPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009Lighting and Sound Operator
Theatre
The HollowBijou, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009Lighting Rigger
Exhibition
Gormley's ExhibitionPalace avenue Theatre
Torre Abbey, Torquay
2009Followspot Operator
Theatre
Ring Out The BellsPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009Assistant Sound Engineer
Theatre
Show BoatPalace avenue Theatre
Oldway Mansion, Paignton
2009Lighting and Followspot Operator
Theatre
Superheroes V SupervillainsTAF, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009Lighting and Followspot Operator
Theatre
The Seven Deadly SinsTAF, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009Followspot Operator, Crew
Theatre
Sean O’FarrellPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009Stage Crew
Theatre
Hello Dolly!TOADS
Princess Theatre, Torquay
2009Lighting and Sound Operator
Theatre
Situation ComedyBijou, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2009Followspot Operator, Crew
Theatre
Jack and the BeanstalkTAODS
Totnes Civic Hall
2008 - 2009Stage Manager
Theatre
AladdinPaignton Pantomime Productions
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Lighting Designer, Sound Operator
Theatre
CinderellaPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Theatre Technician
Theatre
Braeside Nursery Nativity and Christmas ShowPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Lighting and Sound Operator
Theatre
Daisy Pulls It OffBijou, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Theatre Technician
Theatre
TAF Showcase 2008TAF, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Lighting Designer and Operator
Theatre
Magic, A Kind Of QueenPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Lighting and Sound Operator
Theatre
Gas LightBijou, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Theatre Technician
Theatre
Shakespeare School’s FestivalPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Stage Manager
Theatre
Just Biggins!Christopher Biggins, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Lighting Designer and Operator
Theatre
That’s Entertainment!Trevor Ward Foundation, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Sound Operator
Theatre
Kid’s MusicalPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Stage Manager
Theatre
Steve Laister and FriendsPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Followspot Operator
Theatre
Magic of the MoviesPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Aladdin Jnr.TAF, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Sound and Lighting Designer and Operator
Theatre
The Music Mill ShowPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Sound and Lighting Operator
Theatre
Black CoffeeBijou, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Followspot Operator
Theatre
West Side StoryPOADS, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Lighting and Sound Operator
Theatre
The AnniversaryBijou, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2008Followspot Operator
Theatre
The Best of BritishPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2007 - 2008Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Sleeping BeautyPaignton Pantomime Productions
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2007Sound Assistant
Theatre
Dick WhittingtonPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2007Followspot Operator
Theatre
Les MiserablesPOADS, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2007Stage Manager
Theatre
Gerry Cottle’s WOW!Gerry Cottle, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2007Crew
Theatre
High School MusicalTAF, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2006 - 2007Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Dick WhittingtonPaignton Pantomime Productions
Riviera International Centre, Torquay
2005 - 2006Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
CinderellaPaignton Pantomime Productions
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2005Followspot Operator
Theatre
Tribute to Matt MonroPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2005Followspot Operator
Theatre
The Rocking with Laughter ShowPalace avenue Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
2005Followspot Operator
Theatre
Guys and Dolls Jnr.TAF, Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre, Paignton
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2015Levels 1, 2 and 4 (Level 3 not available) Rigging and Automation TrainingChicago Flyhouse Incorporated, Royal Caribbean Internationa
    2011Pyrotechnics Safety Training CourseJustFX
    2011BA in Technical TheatreMountview Academy of Theatre Arts
    2008Intermediate Sound CourseBECTU
    2008Intermediate Lighting CourseBECTU

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Multiplay
    I can operate:
    Show Magic, Zero 88 Orb, ETC Ion, Hog 3 and 4 Lighting Console, Waagner Biro CAT Systems, Mechatronic’s Arlacon Stage Panel and Studio B Panel, Zero88 Frog Lighting Console

    Additional Skills

    Have a full, clean, driving licence.

    Own a current Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate.

    Experience working on an ice show, including laying, patching, scraping and melting the ice rink.

    Experienced operating and maintaining performer flying systems.

    Score-reading skills.

    Have attended an Automation Overview for Stage Managers course.

    Prop sourcing and making.

    Basic Stage Combat (including writing blocking), Construction (Carpentry and MIG Welding), Scenic Painting, Wardrobe Maintenance and Dressing skills.

    Experience operating a pit to timecode.

    Knowledge and Experience of Hemp and Counterweight flying systems.

    Experienced Followspot Operator, Lighting Operator.

    Confident rigging and focusing Lighting.

    Setting up and operating sound systems.

    Confident working with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

    Photoshop, AutoCAD and WYSIWYG, basic ProTools and Audacity.

    Manual Handling and Health and Safety knowledge.

    Attended JustFX Pyrotechnics Safety Training Course in 2011. I am also experienced with using Pyrotechnics within performances.

    Additional Information

    Attended an Automation Overview for Stage Managers Course in 2011.

    Atteneded JustFX Pyrotechnics Safety Training Course in 2011 and 2008.

    Attended BECTU Intermediate Lighting Course and BECTU Intermediate Lighting Course in 2008.

    Attended Basic Sign Language Course in 2008.

    Referees

    Available on Request

    Industry Awards

    When applying for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts I gained a DADA Scholarship to help cover the costs.

    Whilst working on Paignton Pantomime Productions 2006-2007 production of 'Dick Whittington' our technical team won The Stage Electrics Award for Technical Achievement.

    About me

    I started my interest in theatre at a very young age, becoming particularly interested in the technical aspects. After volunteering (later on gaining a paid role), at the Palace Theatre in Paignton, I knew that this was what I wanted to pursue a career in. After many years working on various shows, including annual summer shows, pantomimes, events and local productions I decided that my particular interests lay in Stage Management and Lighting.

    Whilst studying at Mountview Academy of theatre Arts I gained valuable experience in all of the aspects of Stage Management, as well as Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume and Scenic Painting. This has given me a thorough understanding of professional show practice and has also allowed me to build on my creative skills. I believe that this background has allowed me to become a better all-round technician who understands and values each technical department. Since graduating I have enjoyed putting my new knowledge into practice on a variety of shows.

    I am always looking for opportunities to learn new skills and feel that the time is right to establish a career within the professional theatre industry. I believe that with both my educational credentials and work experience I would be an asset to any company.

  • Skills

    Organisation Memberships
    • ASP (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Circus
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    Experienced In
    • Circus
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Devised
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Festival
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Revue
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • Fireworks/Pyrotechnics
    • First Aid (Any)