Kirsty Nicol

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2011 - 2016Freelance Prop Maker
Event
Studios North Workshop at Alton TowersMerlin Entertainments
Studios North
2015Scenic Painter
Theatre
Glyndebourne Opera 'Nothing'Stage One Creative Services Ltd
2015Prop Maker
Theatre
Anita and me' & 'the lion the witch and the wardrobe.'Birmingham Repertory Theatre
2015Scenic Painter
Theatre
Hamlet & refurb work on FFE Panto Snow WhiteRocket Scenery
2015Casualty Workshop Staff
Theatre
Kneehigh Theatre's '946'Birmingham Repertory Theatre
2015Senic Painter
Event
HSBC 150th AnniversaryStage One Creative Services Ltd
2014Construction and Stage Support
Theatre
Scarefest Mazes 2014Entertainment at Alton Towers Resort
Alton Towers Resort
2014Paint & Props Assistant
Event
Opening Ceremony Commonwealth Games 2014Stage One Creative Services Ltd
Celtic Park Glasgow
2013Designer
Theatre
RuinsRa Ra Company
Lowry Theatre Manchster & Touring
2013Workshop Leader (Design)
Theatre
Play in a WeekProper Job
Bexton Primary School
2012Assistant Designer & Stage Manager
Theatre
PinocchioProper Job
The Met Theatre, Bury Manchester
2012Construction and Stage Support
Event
Scarefest Mazes 2012Entertainment Alton Towers
2012Designer
Theatre
Bottled WaspsOrganised Chaos Productions
Joshua Brooks, Manchester and Touring
2011Scenic Artist
Theatre
Scrooge: A Christmas CarolProper Job
The Met Theatre, Bury Manchester
2011Set Dresser/Runner
Film
BreakdownBedroom studio
2011Assistant Costume Designer/Assistant Set Dresser/Runner
Film
The craftsmanSheringham Studios
2011Designer
Theatre
All Because of MollyOrganised Chaos Productions
The Lowry Theatre, Manchester and Touring
2010 - 2011Designer
Theatre
The Beauty ManifestoJunk Shop Theatre Company
2010Desginer
Theatre
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)Junk Shop Theatre Company
College Street Studio Theatre
2010Prop Maker
Theatre
Peter PanNew VIc Theatre Company
2010Scenic Painter & Set Dresser
Theatre
Desire Under the ElmsNew VIc Theatre Company
2010Designer
Theatre
Godalming Summer Skills 2010 - "Lost in the Post"Youth Music Theatre UK
Prior's Field School
2009 - 2010Set /Props Designer & Construction Assistant
Theatre
Our HouseThe Television Workshop
Nottingham Arts Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010BA (HONS) in Theatre DesignNottingham Trent University
    2007BTEC National Diploma Art & DesignNewcaltes-under-Lyme College

    Additional Skills

    While working for as a Merlin Magic Maker for Merlin Entertainment, I have considerably enhanced my prop making skillset by learning fibreglass laminating, panelling and model making. I have also gained experience in working from fibreglass models. These are all attributes which improve my understanding of props and which I believe will ultimately help me become a better designer.

    The work at Merlin has also strengthened my teamwork ethic, as due to the scale of the props being created, it is very rare for a prop maker to operate alone and the success of the

    team is dependent on the ability of all its members to work well together. I am very proud to have worked on the Blackpool, York and New London Dungeon, The Swarm (Thorpe Park), Ice Age 4D Experience, Nemesis Sub Terra & Cbeebies Land (Alton Towers), Shrek's Adventure in London & the newest attraction to be open at Thorpe Park, Derren Brown's Ghost Train!

    I have worked alot in the Lego Workshop making LEGO mini figures for attractions in the UK, as well as worldwide such as, Florida, Dubai & Japan.

    I have also Assistant as Workshop Leader along side Helen Fownes-Davies over Nottinghamshire, best know workshop being The Lakeside Theatre summer project 'Create a Play in a Week' which I assisted with in 2009 and 2010.

    Referees

    Paul McNicol

    Senior Pcoordinator Merlin Magic Makers, Studios North.

    Contact info provided upon request

    Lizzi Counsell

    Freelance Producer.

    Contact info provided upon request

    About me

    My main interest is design and after working on the Television Workshop production of 'Our House', I have gone on to design for other companies, such as Junk Shop Theatre and Organised Chaos Productions.

    I am very passionate about what I do and see myself as an illustrator to writers and their scripts. I enjoy planning and working collaboratively with directors to produce a flowing, attention-grabbing performance.

    I have also discovered a passion for workshops. I really enjoy designing and making theatre with, and for, young people. I like working 'hands-on' and am very keen to learn new skills. I am gradually learning more about scenic painting, which is of great interest to me, as I come from a fair-ground art background and really enjoy this part of the creation of theatre.

  • Skills

    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Drama
    • Fringe
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    Interested in
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour