Gillian Tan


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2014Production Manager
The Eyes Have ItBread & Goose
Watford Junction Town Centre (site-specific)
2014Stage Manager
BittenInternational Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2011
Cobalt cafe
2014Stage Manager
VioletLSMT Productions
Bridewell Theatre
2014Associate Producer / Stage Manager
DRUNKThe McOnie Company
Curve Studio (Leicester) / Bridewell Theatre (London)
2013Technical / Production Manager
The Terminal (PUSH/SEA Arts Festival)Platform 65
2013Stage Manager
Up and DownGaGa Theatre
London Tour - Picture House
2013Production Manager
CO-LABLASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)
Creative Cube
2013Production Manager
Consumed (关系)Border Crossings
UK Tour
2012Stage Manager
Vertical RoadAkram Khan Company
USA Tour
2012Rehearsal Assistant
London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony - Abide With MeAkram Khan Company
Olympic Stadium
2012Rehearsal Assistant
iTMOi - R&D WorkshopsAkram Khan Company
2012Company Stage Manager
The Go! Go! Go! ShowThe Show 4 Kids
EMPIRE @ Leicester Square
2012Stage Manager
The Death of Norman TortillaSheer Drop
Tristan Bates Theatre
2012Show Caller
Cultures of China โ€“ Festival of Spring (文化中国ยท四海同春)ChinaWest International Productions
2011 - 2012HoD - Stage Management
You Me Bum Bum Train 2012You Me Bum Bum Train
The Sorting Office
2011Production Manager
KASPARLASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)
Flexible Space
2011Deputy Stage Manager
Handel: RinaldoTrinity College of Music
Blackheath Halls
2011Stage Manager
RumoursRoAm Productions in association with Madison Theatre co.
Hen & Chickens
2011Stage Manager
The Little Dog LaughedInternational Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2011
Project Arts Centre
2011Production Manager
The EuropeansRose Bruford College
Unicorn Theatre
2010 - 2011Stage Manager
On The 20th CenturyShort Shrift
Union Theatre
2010Stage Manager
PhantasmagoriaGravel Theatre Company
Theatre 503
2010Production Stage Manager
WHOREBarefaced Theatre
Resistance Gallery
2010Production Stage Manager
Chestnuts 3D: Fried Monty aka Nightmare on Glee StreetStages (Singapore)
Jubilee Hall
2010Festival Stage Manager
Short+Sweet Festival (Singapore)Short+Sweet, The Arts House
Esplanade Theatre Studio, The Arts House, Playden & The Hall
2010Stage Manager
The MasrayanaThe Open Stage (Singapore)
DBS Arts Centre
2010Stage Manager
Theatre Idols (Gala Finals)Action Theatre Singapore
Esplanade Recital Studio
2010Deputy Stage Manager
AwakeningsDance Ensemble Singapore
Victoria Theatre
2009Production/Technical Assistant
Shunt LoungeShunt Theatre Events
Vaults of London Bridge
2009Stage Manager (Top 30/Gala)
Short+Sweet Festival (Singapore)Short+Sweet Singapore
Esplanade Theatre Studio, LASALLE College of the Arts
2009Stage Manager
TeechersCentreStage (Singapore)
DBS Arts Centre
2008Assistant Stage Manager
Love's Labour's LostSingapore Repertory Theatre
DBS Arts Centre
  • Education

    2012MA Arts Administration and Cultural PolicyGoldsmiths, University of London
    2011BA (Hons) Stage ManagementRose Bruford College
    2010Diploma in Technical TheatreLASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)

    Additional Skills

    Diploma in Pianoforte (LCM) - Orchestral Score Reading

    Grade 8 Classical Ballet (RAD)

    Fire Safety Awareness Course

    Certified First-Aider

    Front of House, Merchandising, Box Office Staff

    Lighting / Multimedia Operator

    Wardrobe Technician

    Rehearsal Pianist / Accompanist

    Arts Administration / Consultation Services

    Computer Literacy

    Microsoft Office Suite


    QLab Programming

    Final Cut Pro

    Adobe Photoshop

    Motion / Adobe After Effects


    Available on request

    Industry Awards

    Nominated for 2011 National Awards for Stage Management (Individual Award)

    About me

    Currently pursuing video and lighting gigs. Please see for up to date credits and more details.

    Experienced in dance, devised/collaborative and site specific productions. Also a keen video and mac geek.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Mandarin
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Circus
    • Immersive Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Circus
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • PAL Card

    Professional Recommendations

    Michael Walling Director

    Gillian is a dedicated and hard-working professional, with an infectious personality. She's an asset to any production: especially the ones we did with Chinese artists, as she's fluent in the language too!Michael WallingBorder Crossings

    Fiona Shepherd Stage Manager

    Gillian has worked with me as part of the Stage management team for Pineapple Performing Arts School on several shows. She is highly efficient, with a broad range of technical skills and will turn her hand to anything she is asked to do. She is a pleasure to work with and a real asset to them team.

    Mark Pollard Director

    Gillian was stage manager and lighting designer on my production of The Little Dog Laughed.She is one of the best stage managers I have encountered bringing a very high level of commitment and professionalism to everything she does.She is highly organised, un-flappable and always able to solve logistical problems as well as being creative and full of ideas. Her technical knowledge is first-rate and her people skills are excellent. She was a true member of the team getting on brilliantly with the actors and creatives alike. she is exceptionally hard working but also great fun.I can not recommend Gillian highly enough and have no doubt that she will excel in any job.Mark PollardProducer & Director The Actors' Circle,London

    Rob Watt Director

    A truly professional Stage Manager who has an attention to detail that get the job done. She is mindful of the actors while enabling the creative team to develop their work. I will be working with her again and again.