Jari Laakso

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Company Manager
Theatre
The Wolf of Wall Street
Alexander Wright
Hartshorn Hook
Stratton Oakmont
2020Associate Creative / Stage Manager
Theatre
Majestique
Betty Siemers
Majestique
Skråen, Aalborg, Denmark
2019Company Stage Manager
Theatre
The Pirate Cruncher
Joel Scott
Goat and Monkey
Touring
2019Company Stage Manager
Other
La Soirée
Betty Siemers
La Soirée
Ice Cream Factory, Perth, Australia
2018 - 2019Spotlight Operator
Theatre
Chicago
Walter Bobbie
Ambassador Theatre Group
Phoenix Theatre
2019Company Stage Manager
Theatre
La Soirée
Betty Siemers
Mark Rubinstein Ltd
Skråen, Aalborg, Denmark
2019Capture Producer
Exhibition
School of Integration
Tania Bruguera
Manchester International Festival
Manchester Art Gallery
2018Dramaturge
Theatre
Rough Sleeper - A New Acoustic Musical
Barnaby Hallam
Barnaby Hallam
Theatre Royal
2018Director
Theatre
Send in the Clowns: Stephen Sondheim's Extraordinary Women
Jari Laakso
Stephen Sondheim Society
Garrick
2018Company Stage Manager
Other
La Soirée
Betty Siemers
Mark Rubinstein Ltd
Skråen, Aalborg, Denmark
2018Stage Manager
Theatre
Hear My Soul Speak
Christopher Hurrell
Tangent Arts
Gielgud
2017 - 2018Assistant Stage Manager
Other
La Soirée
Brett Haylock
Mark Rubinstein Ltd
Aldwych Theatre
2017Assistant Director
Theatre
Mother Life
Christopher Hurrell
Daniel Sparrow Productions
Wyndham's Theatre
2017Director, Writer
Theatre
Julie - A MusicalThe Scenic Route
Phoenix Arts Club
2015 - 2016Director
Theatre
PIAF
Jari Laakso
Gillian Tan & Blackwinged Creatives
Charing Cross Theatre
2014Director
Theatre
Suicides and SmalltalkTheatre Duet of Helsinki
Old Red Lion Theatre
2014Stage Manager
Theatre
Violet - The MusicalLSMT Productions
Bridewell Theatre
2014Stage Manager
Theatre
DrunkThe McOnie Company
Bridewell Theatre
2013Stage Manager
Theatre
But I'm a Cheerleader: The Musical - ReadingCrow and Elk Productions
Hospital Club
2013Stage Manager
Theatre
Golden ChildTrue Heart Theatre
New Diorama Theatre
2013Director, Writer
Theatre
Louisa - A new musicalTheatre Duet of Helsinki
Embassy Theatre
2013Assistant Director
Theatre
ConsumedBorder Crossings
UK Tour
2013Stage Design Intern
Theatre
Peter and AliceMichael Grandage Company
Noel Coward Theatre
2013Assistant Director
Theatre
CompanyCSSD
Webber Douglas Studio
2011 - 2012Production Manager
Other
Accidental Festival 2012CSSD
Roundhouse
2012Assistant Director
Theatre
Sports PlayJust a Must
UK Summer Tour
2011Director
Theatre
London - ParísTheatre Duet of Helsinki
Roundhouse
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2015MA in Musical Theatre (Writer’s Pathway)Goldsmiths, University of London
    2013BA Theatre Practice - Performance ArtsRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama

    Additional Skills

    QLab, Photoshop, Microsoft Office

    About me

    I am a bilingual Finnish national having trained and worked in London for the past ten years. I have worked in a wide variety of creative and production roles during this time mostly within theatre and festivals, giving me considerable experience in the industry.

    Most recently I have focused on Company Management and worked internationally with a contemporary circus and cabaret show La Soiree, toured the UK with a family show The Pirate Cruncher, and in London worked on the immersive The Wolf of Wall Street. On the technical side I have worked on Manchester International Festival as part of the video and media team as a Capture Producer, spotlighting Chicago the Musical in the West End, and worked with video departments setting up projection equipment for immersive theatre in London. Equally I have directed my own work on the London Fringe stage including workshops, rehearsed readings, and a 6-week-run of Pam Gems' musical play PIAF at the Charing Cross Theatre.

    The curiosity to chart the unknown has driven me to take up various roles within theatre fuelling my passion to understand this fascinating world we call entertainment.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Finnish
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Circus
    • Cross Cultural Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • Immersive Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Education
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Experienced In
    • Cabarets
    • Children's Theatre
    • Circus
    • Circus Arts
    • Comedy
    • Concerts
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Revues
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Stand Up Comedy
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Musical)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • Workshops