Laura Hook

    • Production Manager
    • Technical Stage Manager

    UK/Melbourne/International

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Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2018
Zoe Anderson
independent.co.uk
2018This exhausted theatre critic felt revived by it
Lyn Gardner
theguardian.com
2018this little charmer aimed at the under-ones is gentle enough to please babies and their carers
Lyn Gardner
theguardian.com
2018Younger audience members might not appreciate all of Hook's brilliance in her attention to design detail
Thom Dibdin
edinburghfestival.list.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2019Production Manager
Theatre
The Nature of Why
Charles Hazelwood and Caroline Bowditch
The British Paraorchestra and Friends
Bristol Old Vic - Mayfest, Queen Elizabeth Hall - Unlimited, State Theatre Centre - Perth Festival
2017 - 2018Co-Collaborator and Designer
Theatre
Snigel and Friends
Caroline Bowditch
Caroline Bowditch and Company
Tramway Family Day, Dancebase - Edinburgh Fringe 2017, The Place, Skanes Danstheater - Sweden, AAC Leicester, Southbank Centre, Eden Court, Woodend Barn, Brighton Festival 2018, Singapore, Beacon Arts Centre, The Byre
2016 - 2018Co-Collaborator and Designer
Theatre
Adventures of Snigel
Caroline Bowditch
Caroline Bowditch and Company
Various - Tramway(unlimited), Museum of Scotland, Bristol Harbour Festival, Kendal Calling, Just So Festival, Ramsbottom Festival, Eden Court, Platform, Woodend Barn
2017Designer (Set and Costume)
Theatre
Dedicated to...
Choregraphed by Caroline Bowditch
Candoco Dance Company
Touring Internationally
2017Lighting/Set Design
Theatre
Spin Off
Ninian Perry
Paragon Music
Kinning Park Complex
2017Lighting Technician/Operator
Theatre
Amy Conway's Super Awesome WorldAmy Conway
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
2017Assistant Technician
Theatre
Buzzcut 2017 - Various showsBUZZCUT
Kinning Park
2017Touring Technical Manager/Technical ASM
Theatre
Guide Gods and The Way You Look at me Tonight
Claire Cunningham
Claire Cunningham Projects
Various - Boat of Garten, Sick Festival Manchester and Brighton, Dusseldorf, The Place, Norfolk and Norwich Festival
2015 - 2017Touring Technical Manager/Production Manager
Theatre
Falling in Love with Frida
Caroline Bowditch
Caroline Bowditch Company
Touring - UK and Australia and Europe
2015 - 2017Foys Operator and Technician
Theatre
Cinderella 2015/2016 and 2016/2017Flying by Foy
Opera House, Manchester and Bristol Hippodrome
2016Touring Technical Manager
Theatre
Plan B for Utopia
Joan Cleville
Joan Cleville Dance
Miribilia Festival - Italy, Coxwold, Bournemouth, Dartington - UK
2016Touring LX Relighter
Theatre
Sleight of Hands
Nathan Johnston
Nathan Johnston
Stockton, Doncaster, Berwick-upon-tweed
2015 - 2016Technician
Theatre
Greenwich Dances and Various ShowsGreenwich Dance Agency
The Borough Hall
2015 - 2016Lighting Technician and Duty Technician
Theatre
Islands, The Royale, The Angry BrigadeThe Bush Theatre
2015Cover Production Manager/Lighting Operator
Theatre
Strange Blooms/Material MenShobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
Touring
2015Stage Dep
Theatre
MemphisTheatre of Comedy Company
Shaftesbury Theatre
2015Lighting Designer, Technician
Other
Gorilla Circus
Ezra Trigg
Gorilla Circus
Various - BST Festival, Wilderness
2015Technican
Tour
Various - IMAX, The Dan and Phil TourPRG
2015Stage Manager
Event
Business WiseThe School of Life
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
2015Lighting Technician
Music
La Nuevo MusicaSpitalfields Music Festival
The Village Underground
2015Lighting Technician
Theatre
DustyCharing Cross Theatre Productions Ltd
Charing Cross Theatre
2015Re-lighter
Theatre
SwanhunterOpera North and The Wrong Crowd
Touring
2015Lighting Technician, LX Programmer
Theatre
1898, Breakfast of Eels, As Good a Time as Any, D(are)/Here be LionsThe Print Room @The Coronet
The Print Room @The Coronet
2015Technician
Theatre
Various - NT, Hampstead, Platform Theatre, West EndPirate Crew
2009 - 2015Senior Technician
Theatre
Sadler's Wells
2009SM/Lighting Design
Theatre
Cuban GrooveCuban Groove Dance Company
2007 - 2009Stage/Props Technician
Theatre
VariousBirmingham Royal Ballet
Touring
2008 - 2009Lighting Designer/Production Manager
Theatre
Is this me?/Only HumanWayne Sables Project
2008Casual Technician
Theatre
VariousYorkshire Dance
Yorkshire Dance Centre, Leeds
2007 - 2008Casual Technician
Theatre
VariousBirmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham Hippodrome
2007Technician/Lighting Operator
Theatre
The PianistManchester International Festival
Manchester Museum of Science and Industry
2007Casual Technician
Theatre
Bretton Closing WeekendThe University of Leeds
Bretton Hall
2007Lighting Designer/Touring Technician
Theatre
Handbags and HooversRuby Dance
Yorkshire Dance, Harrogate Theatre, Hull College
2007Production Manager
Theatre
Ladyfest Leeds 2007Ladyfest
Upstairs@the Carriageworks
2007Lighting Designer/Production Manager
Theatre
The Human ConditionWayne Sables Project
Yorkshire Dance
2007Casual Stage Crew
Theatre
CyranoBirmingham Royal Ballet
Birmingham Hippodrome
2006Graduate Trainee In Production
Theatre
Various Dance ShowsTrinity Laban
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20063 yr. Performance Design and ProductionBretton Hall

    Additional Skills

    LIGHTING

    •Whitelight – Moving Light Maintenance – Apr 2009

    •ETC – Introduction to EOS – Nov 2010

    •PASS – Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment – July 2011 – Cert No. VFY988-1

    •PASS – Practical and Theory Aspects of PAT – July 2012

    •Stage Electrics – Electricity in the Entertainment Industry – Sept 2012

    •Stage Electrics – Moving Lights, LED Lights and DMX – Nov 2013

    •Training on Strand 500 and 300 series desks, ETC Expression, Smartfade and EOS Family desks.

    •Experienced Followspot operator for dance, musicals, opera and theatre.

    STAGE

    •Stage Electrics – Rigging and Flying for Stage – Sep 2009

    •Total Training – Rigging for the Entertainment Industry – Aug 2010 – Cert No. 5194

    •AATL – The Safe Use of Tallescopes – Nov 2011 – Cert No. 3754/07

    •PASMA – Tower User – Sept 2013 – Cert No. 470552

    •Experienced with counterweight flying, including flying during get ins and outs, flying during shows

    •Experience operating Foys flying systems during shows

    SOUND

    •Orbital – Sound Fundamentals for Theatre – Apr 2014

    •Can read music to a high standard

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    •Happy Computers – Excel 2007/10 Level 2 – Nov 2012

    •Good all round computer skills, basic skills on AutoCAD

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS

    •JustFX – Practical Pyrotechnics: Safety Awareness – July 2011 – Member No. 2011444

    •JSL – Fire Marshall Duties – Sept 2011

    •St Johns Ambulance – First Aid at Work – Aug 2012 – Cert No **contact removed**

    About me

    As an experienced theatre technician of more than 10 years, I have acquired a broad range of production experience in a wide variety of performance styles. Most recently I have been working in dance but I have previously been involved in cabaret shows, opera, circus, theatre and festivals. Whilst I have worked mostly in lighting I also have good all round stage skills and have a good working knowledge of production planning and management. I am a professional and dedicated technician and manager who would be an asset to any company.

  • Skills

    Organisation Memberships
    • ABTT (UK)
    • BECTU (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Circus
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Circus
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Revue
    • Showcase
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • Fireworks/Pyrotechnics
    • Portable Appliance Electrical Safety Testing (PAT) Competence Certificate

    Professional Recommendations

    Lisa-Jayne Brockway Company Stage Manager

    Laura is a calm, confident and intelligent person. She is dedicated to her role and department, she always knows a solution to a problem and has a smile along the way. Working with her is a pleasure and hopefully there are more to come in the future.

    David Judd Technician

    Laura is the most focused, organised and strategic technician I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She has a high degree of competency in professional lighting, stage, sound and project management and is a absolutely smashing person as well.