Esther Malkinson

    • Stage Manager
    • Assistant Stage Manager



2019A moving retelling of the story of the Manchester Arena bombing
Katie Hawthorn
2019It’s performed to a powerful soundscape of voices, sounds and music that stays with you after the show
Paul T Davis
2019It's a match made in heaven with Murray's words that swoop through the air like lyrical swallows
Neil D'Arcy Jones
2019A company of outstanding talent, a superb set design by tokis, excellent lighting and a terrific band.
Paul T Davis
2019Ain’t Misbehavin’ review at Mercury Theatre, Colchester – ‘a lively musical revival’
Dave Fargnoli
2018a highly promising debut
Dave Fargnoli
2018This is layered and affecting musical tapestry of love, loss, choices and family revelations
Mark Shenton
2018As the “angels of Lewisham”, Cardiff and Kearney bring the nurses vividly to life.
Michael Davis
2018The four actors on stage project well and play their roles with obvious enjoyment and confidence
Steve Sparrow
2018“Clifton and Lay embody the charm and sophistication of the era.”
Emily K Neal
2018Heaven! This is heaven!
Julian Eaves
2018Cheer up your January — face the music and dance with Joanne Clifton and you will be dazzled
Ann Treneman
2017A compelling thriller
Paul Vale
The Reviews Hub
2017All told then, this is the best version of Macbeth I have seen so far.
Terry Eastham
2017This production is done exactly as I like to see The Bard's work done.
Gary Naylor
2017Any small scale team which can manage the task of producing two full shows deserves praise
Dominic Corr
2017High tempo, skilfully edited adaptation of Twelfth Night from an emerging theatre company of great promise.
Tim Wilcock
2017Unexpected and fascinating, making a strong call on the skill and ability of the actors
Terry Eastham
2017Rolling In The Aisle Productions give a new energy and vibrancy to Twelfth Night that is enjoyable for all.
Caitlin Powell
2017Rolling in the Aisle have clearly worked bloody hard to make it to the Fringe.


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Assistant Stage Manager
Absurd Person Singular
Michael Cabot
London Classic Theatre
UK Tour
2019Assistant Stage Manager
The Railway Children
Vanessa Lefrancois
The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
The Brewhouse Theatre
A View From The Bridge
Juliet Forster
Royal and Derngate
Royal & Derngate Northampton
A View From The Bridge
Juliet Forster
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal
2019Production Manager
10:31, MCR
Fabiana Sforza
millennials and other terrible things
theSpace on the Mile - Edinburgh
2019Stage Manager
Daniel Winder
Iris Theatre Company
Iris Theatre, St Pauls Church, Covent Garden, London
2019Company Stage Manager
The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps
Nina Hajiyianni
Matthew Linley Creative Projects
Lakeside Theatre, Colchester (Toured to Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh. Quay Theatre, Sudbury. Wilton's Music Hall, London. Exeter Phoenix. The Acorn, Penzance. The Plough, Torrington. Norwich Playhouse)
2019Assistant Stage Manager
Ain't Misbehavin
Tyrone Huntly
Made in Colchester
Mercury Theatre
2018 - 2019Assistant Stage Manager
Jack And The Beanstalk
Abigail Anderson
Made in Colchester
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
2018 - 2019Assistant Stage Manager
Made in Colchester ProductionsMade In Colchester
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Lorraine George
Lorraine George Dance School
Mercury Theatre
2018Assistant Stage Manager
Moll Flanders
Ryan Mcbryde
Made In Colchester
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
2018Assistant Stage Manager
Babe, The Sheep-Pig
Katie Posner
Made In Colchester
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
2018Deputy Stage Manager
Europe After The Rain
Cara Nolan
Made In Colchester
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
2018Assistant Stage Manager
Pieces of String
Ryan McBride
Made In Colchester Productions
Mercury Theatre Colchester
2018Assistant Director
What's The Story
Anne Curtis
Green Curtain
Lion and Unicorn / Lewisham Irish Community Centre / Bread and Roses
2017 - 2018DSM/LX Operator
Top Hat
John Plews
Ovation Productions
Upstairs At The Gatehouse
2017CSM on the Book
Paul Tomlinson
The Devil You Know Theatre
Bussey Building, Peckham
2017Production Assistant
Dr Daniel Winder
Iris Theatre Company
The Iris Theatre
2017CSM on the Book
Into The Woods
Olivia Yeats-Brown
RicNic London
Stockwell Playhouse
Sixth Night: Shakespeare For Those With Short Attention Spans
Marisha West
Rolling In The Aisle (R.I.T.A) Productions
theSpace on the Mile - Edinburgh
2017Assistant Stage Manager
Jane Eyre The MusicalMountview
2017CSM on the Book
5 Guys Chillin
Peter Darney
The King's Head Theatre
The Kings Head Theatre
2017CSM on the Book
The Mutant Man
Heather Fairbairn
Heather Fairbairn & Guests
The Space
2017Associate Producer/Stage Manager
Hong Kong City
Max Wilkinson
Hong Kong City
White Bear Theatre
The Ladykillers
Marisha West
Rolling In The Aisle Productions
theSpace On The Mile
2016Director and Producer
Four Plays for Coarse Actors
Esther Malkinson
Rolling In The Aisle (R.I.T.A) Productions
theSpace on the Mile - Edinburgh
2015Front of House
Ticketing / Front of house
Twelfth NightIris Theatre Company
Iris Theatre
2015Stage Manager
Julias Caesar
Amy Larham and Amy Hartley
LSU Shakespeare Society
Fearon Hall
2014Director and Producer
The Taming of the Shrew
Esther Malkinson and Marisha West
LSU Shakespeare Society
Fearon Hall
  • Education

    2016English and Drama BALoughborough University

    Additional Skills

    I am proficient in the majority of Microsoft Office tools, I have a quick aptitude for learning new technical aspects, and I have strong leadership skills that transfer over to when I'm stage managing. I have strong skills in creating the technical cue script for shows and coordinating with the director and other creatives to ensure a smooth run.

    oProp making/sourcing/buying

    oDealing with petty cash

    oCalling shows and musicals

    oCreating and maintaining the Book

    oCreating, maintaining and following a Track

    oCreating rehearsal notes and show reports

    oDressing cues

    oOn stage cues

    oFirst aid at work

    oWorking with young people

    oWorking with community casts

    oPromenade theatre

    oImmersive theatre

    oTouring theatre

    oRegional theatre

    oEdinburgh Fringe Theatre

    oLarge scale productions

    oClean driving license

    oDriving a long-wheeled transit van

    oCompany management

    oBasic rigging and focusing

    oOperating LX and Sound

    oConfident IT skills

    Additional Information

    My big passion is working on Shakespeare Productions. I have been involved in over 10 Shakespeare Productions alone, and countless other snippets/adaptations for university modules/exams/presentations etc, including my Dissertation as a Directors Study of 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'The Taming of the Shrew'. I believe Shakespeare is one of the most amazing tools to introduce young people to theatre, and I myself have formed and created many workshops and presentations in order to heighten students awareness and enjoyment of Shakespeare.


    Available on request

    Industry Awards

    Loughborough Careers Service - The Loughborough Employability Award 2016

    About me

    I am a passionate individual who is dedicated to ensuring Theatre around the world is maintained and all individuals involved within are working to the highest degree. In addition I have a multitude of experience working in teams, as well as being organised, enthusiastic and energetic.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Immersive Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • First Aid (Any)