Gavin Sharpe

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Lx No 1 / Chief Electrician
Tour
On Your Feet Uk TourJamie Wilson Productions
Uk Tour
2019 - 2020LX Number One / Chief Lx
Tour
Chicago World Tour - China LegDavid Ian Productions
2018 - 2019LX Number One / Chief Lx
Tour
The Rocky Horror Show 2018-19 TourTrafalgar Entertainment Group
Uk Tour
2018 - 2019LX Number One / Relighter
Tour
Fame Uk And International Tour 2018Selladoor Worldwide
Uk Tour
2018Additional Video Content Designer And Programmer
Tour
Hairspray Uk TourMark Goutcher Productions
UK Wide
2018Deputy Lighting ( Cover )
Theatre
Five Guys Named MoeUnderbelly Ltd
Marble Arch Theatre
2017 - 2018Deputy Head Of Lighting (LX NO 2)
Tour
Hairspray Uk And Ireland Tour 2017 - 2018Mark Goutcher Production Managment
2017Deputy Chief Electrician
Tour
Funny Girl Uk TourSimon Gooding Productions / Sonia Freedman Productions / Michael Harrison Productions
Uk Tour
2017Lighting Technician
Event
London Fashion Week MensTsl Lighting
180 Strand London
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Event
Blackpool Charity EventStagetex
2016Lighting
Event
GDS Telecoms ConferenceBusiness Av
St Andrews Fairmont Hotel
2016Stage Manager
Theatre
Aladdin JuniorViv Kelly
Theatre Severn
2016Technician
Theatre
The Best Thing (Vamos)Theatre Severn
2016Lighting
Theatre
Nancy KerrTheatre Severn
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Music
Dublin LegendsTheatre Severn
2016Technician
Theatre
Horrible HistoriesTheatre Severn
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Music
T'pauTheatre Severn
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Music
Martyn JosephTheatre Severn
2016Lighting Technician
Event
Shanklin Hotel EventCsp Av
2016Lx Technician
Theatre
Manchester Breaking The Code Lx Load InEchange Theatre Company
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Event
Peel Ports Liverpool 2 LaunchStagetex
Liverpool 2 Port
2016Lighting Technician
Other
Asian WeddingLuminate Events
2016Lighting Technician
Event
Rbs Gala DinnerTsl Lighting
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Event
Liver building Gala DinnerAdlib
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Event
Motor AuctionBusiness Av
Donnington Park
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Event
Liverpool University Graduation DinnerAdlib
2016Technician
Event
Bangor University Wales Business AwardsMsp
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Event
Elli Lilly Uk EventStagetex - Big Events
Titanic Hotel
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Event
Manchester Charity EventKeyteq
2016Technical Manager
Tour
Robin Hood
James Tobias
Immersion Theatre
2016Lighting
Event
Morrisons Award 2016Adlib Audio
2016Lighting
Theatre
Rock And Roll Through The YearsTheatre Severn
2016Lighting
Event
The International Cotton Asociation Gala Dinner 2016Adlib Audio
St Georges Hall
2016Lighting Designer / Operator
Theatre
Ken DoddTheatre Severn
2016Lighting Design / Operator
Music
Nights On BroadwayTheatre Severn
2016Production
Event
Llangollen Hamper Food FestivalLlangollen Pavilion
2016Lighting Programmer
Event
Mpa Awards 2016CSP - Out there events
Manchester Midland Hotel
2016Lighting Technician
Event
Visit Jamaica AwardsBusiness Av
Luton Hoo
2016Lighting Technician
Event
Awards Ceromony - The Brain CharityKick Audio Visual
Liverpool Crowne Plaza
2016Lighting Technician
Event
Pcr ConferenceBlitz Communication
Excel
2016Lighting Technician
Cruise
Genting DreamStar Cruises
Genting Dram
2015 - 2016Venue Technician
Theatre
Full Time Role Within Venue
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Theatre Severn - Shropshire County Council
Theatre Severn
2015Lighting And Video Designer
Theatre
Under MilkwoodStiwt Arts Trust
2013 - 2015Operations And Technical Manager
Theatre
Full Time Role Within Venue
NA
Stiwt Arts Trust Limited - Stiwt
Stiwt
2014Technical Designer
Music
1980s New Years EveStiwt Arts Trust Limited
2013Technical Designer
Music
1970s New Years EveStiwt Arts Trust Limited
2013Lighting Designer And Programmer
Event
The Everton Youth Academy Awards EveningLiverpool Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
2007 - 2013Technician
Theatre
Llangollen PavilionThe Royal International Pavilion
2010 - 2013Technician
Music
FreelanceThe Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
2010 - 2013Freelance Technician
Theatre
Golau SolutionsGolau Solutions
2012Lighting Designer And Av Designer
Music
Frosty Childrens ConcertLiverpool Philharmonic Hall
2008 - 2012Events And Technical
Music
Acoustic LiveAcoustic Live Events
2011 - 2012Freelance Technical Assistant
Event
Nine Stories High - WNO MAXWelsh National Opera
2011Lighting Designer And Chief Lx
Theatre
The Caucassian Chalk CircleLiverpool Institute Of Perfoming Arts
Lipa
2009 - 2010Freelance Technician
Event
Liverpool AccThe Liverpool Echo Arena And Acc
2010Event Co Ordinator And Technical Manager
Music
The Rhos Summer Sounds Music FestivalRhos Sumer Sounds
2008Chief Lx And Programmer
Theatre
A Chorus LineLIPA
Lipa
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2011Theatre And Performance TechnologyLiverpool Institute for Performing Arts

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Resolume 5
    I can operate:
    Martin Lighting Consoles Post Maxxyx, Chamsys Lighting, Etc Eos Range, Wholehog Three, Zero 88 Lighting Consoles, Strand lighting Consoles, Avolites Titan, Avolites Pre Titan, Jands Vista Consoles

    Additional Skills

    Training.

    STCW Training - Fire Safety and use of extinguishersTallescope TrainingTallescope Rope Rescue System TrainingAdvanced fire fighting, Lifersaft and personal survival, anti piracy andcrowd managment, First Aid - SolasFirst Aid At Work Training - Shropshire County CouncilSt

    St Johns Ambulance ( 1 Week) First Aid TrainingFirst Aid At Work - Passport Wales

    Child Protection Training - Welsh National Opera And Safe Child Uk

    Manual Handling Training - Denbighshire County Council

    IPAF Certificate For Scissor Lift Operation - FaceliftMewp Uk Certificate for the use of Scissor Lifts.

    Fire Safety Training

    Comprehensive Health And Safety Knowlege (Support From Penninsula)Knowledge Of Human Resources Legislation

    Safe Working At Heights Training

    Finance For Charity Managers - Arts And Business Cymru

    Full Uk Driving Licence

    Skills And Attributes

    Full Understanding Of Current Technical Practices And Products

    Fluent Welsh Speaker

    Computer Literate With Knowledge of Office Suite, Adobe Design and WebPackages, Autocad

    Managerial Experience As Operational Manager At The Stiwt Theatre

    Managing A Team Of 14

    A Full Understanding Of The Arts Environment As Well As Extensive ExperienceIn Dealing With The Arts Council Of Wales And Various Stakeholders.

    Experience Of Working With A Board Of Directors

    Lighting Desk Experience - ETC Ion, And Congo Ranges / Strand 520 / Jands Vista / Avoliotes Consoles / Wholehog Consoles And Martin M series Audio Visual Experience - Resolume Arena 4 And 5 Working with multiple projector brandsSound desk experience and extensive use of yamaha digital consoles.

    Referees

    Richard Curtis - Technical Manager - Liverpool Philharmonic

    Geoff Lunt - Technical Office - Royal Llangollen Pavilion

    Grant Wilson - Technical Manager - Theatre Severn

    Available on request.

    About me

    Having started in Theatre on a voluntary basis at the age of 12 in my local theatre, it is certainly fair to say that a voluntary passion has turned into a full career which I enjoy challenging myself in each and every day. Having studied at a leading University in the arts environment I feel that combined with my knowledge, which I have gained over many years, I am perfectly placed to enjoy the challenge that your role has to offer.

    I have focused my career on the lighting area of technical theatre whilst still ensuring that I am able to work efficiently and effectively in other disciplines. I have designed a number of lighting designs in various venues from small 200 seater theatres to large 2000 seater auditoriums for nationally important events. I have also developed a range of skills, which allow me to be able to deal with power issues, rigging, various Lighting desks including the Jands Vista T2, The Etc Congo and Ion, The Avolites Tiger and associated desks, The Strand Pallette and 520I, as well as older more manual desks such as the Zero 88 Jester. I am fully versed in the use of modern lighting fixtures including moving heads and led fixtures and have recently begun using audio visual as a tool to enhance a production becoming the first person to integrate Audio visual projection into the famous Christmas concerts at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

    I am very aware and able to complete rigging tasks and have worked on a number of complicated projects involving stage builds, truss builds and scenery construction. I have recently constructed a set for a drama, which will be performed next month at The Stiwt theatre, and through both experience and past training I am able to construct and design stage sets with ease.

    I am a competent sound technician and have worked on small sound systems all the way to large systems with multiple elements. I am fully verse with both digital and analogue desks and have a full working knowledge of various microphones and audio equipment. I was instrumental in the install and design of a new 60k sound system at the Stiwt theatre in Wrexham and was heavily involved in the design and testing phases of this work.

    I have been very fortunate in my career to work on a large number of productions of varying scales which has allowed me develop my abilities to work alone or as part of a large team. I am also, from my role as Operations Manager at the Stiwt Theatre very competent in terms of problem solving and leading a team to complete tasks well. Within this role I have also taken onboard various maintenance tasks and implemented new procedures to make the day to day working in our technical department easier for all involved and more cost effective.

    Having worked in Theatre and live events for a large number of years it is clear that my passion for the role is undeniable. I love my job and have always enjoyed the challenge of creating a production, which will inspire, excite and move people when they experience it. Having studied at the Liverpool Institute of performing arts I have been able to receive a very high level of training which has also opened my mind to more possibilities in the theatre which I have since taken advantage of.

    In my career I have worked in a variety of stage roles, which include lighting, sound, av, stage management, flying, design and management. This is something I am very proud of as It is a pleasure to work in different disciplines whilst enjoying the role and learning from it at every given opportunity. As my role as Operations manager responsible for a 463-seater regional community arts venue and the technical department within it, I have been given complete responsibility for health and safety, ensuring that risk assessments are developed and maintained whilst also implementing policies, which ensure all staff, and visitors are safe whilst at our venue.

    I have always considered myself a good communicator and this is something which has been tested further in my latest role where I must be able to engage with various levels from junior team members to chief executives, board of directors and national arts organisations as well as various production staff and touring crew members.

    I have a great attention to detail, which has been developed from working against the clock on numerous occasions and working against the exacting standards of large, high budget productions.

    I feel I am a very creative person who has always enjoyed the seemingly constant issue of problem solving and I have always enjoyed this task whilst working under pressure often having worked long hours and in challenging situations. I relish the chance to design a stage and make decisions, which will impact the feeling of the piece no matter what the genre.

    As part of my role I have had to work at height on a regular basis. I am fully capable of this and am able to work quickly and safely at height.

    I feel I have a number of keys skills, which would be of benefit to this exciting role.

    Excellent, proven lighting design and engineering skills working on large and small productions.

    A high level of competency within sound design and operation whilst using a number of various desks and equipment

    Excellent leadership skills proven from my managerial skills developed at The Stiwt Theatre.

    Excellent general technical skills in a variety of departments including rigging, flys, av,sound, lighting , stage management.

    A very high level of experience in stage productions and the process of fit ups and get outs associated with these events.

    A customer focused approach developed through working with a large number of clients in my freelance work.

    A willingness to progress further in my career.

    Able to think logically and problem solve often in challenging unknown situations. A passion and love of my job and the industry I work within

    A desire to further my professional development

    Fluent Welsh Speaker

    Please note my Cv and website is the most up to date list of credits. My credits list on Stage Jobs is being updated.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Welsh
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • First Aid (Any)
    • Tallescope Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate

    Professional Recommendations

    Daniel Massey Sound Engineer

    I have worked with Gavin for many years. He is a fantastic lighting designer, programmer and all round technician. Would recommend him to anyone