Martin John Bristow

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2018lovely lights that help give the story pace and clarity
Susannah Shepherd
ayoungertheatre.com
2018Clever use of exterior lighting, well executed by technique.
Richard Lambert
theatrereviews.design
2018a perfectly timed surge of twinkling lights which underscores a particularly heartfelt moment
David Fargnoli
thestage.co.uk
2018The lighting cleverly takes us between “Ghost/Dream Worlds” and back to the “Real World”
Richard Lambert
theatrereviews.design
2018Martin John Bristow’s lighting only embraces it further
Tomm Ingram
londontheatre1.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Company Stage Manager (On The Book)
Theatre
AladdinShone Productions
The Forum
2020Stage Manager
Other
Plymouth PointSwamp Motel
2020Production Manager
Theatre
The Tempest
Tom Littler
Jermyn Street Theatre
Jermyn Street Theatre
2020Stage Manager (On The Book)
Theatre
No One In The World
Shaun Kerrison
LSMT Productions
The Bridewell Theatre
2020Technician
Theatre
Ongoing VariousJermyn Street Theatre
Jermyn Street Theatre
2020Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Ghost The Musical
Rob Archibald
The Urdang Academy
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
2019Production Manager
Theatre
EmiliaMountview
Backstage Theatre
2019Production Manager
Theatre
Guys and DollsMountview
Mountview Theatre
2019Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Post Graduate Musical Theatre Showcase
Sherrill Gow and Jenny Sawyer
Mountview
The Phoenix Theatre
2019Production Stage Manager
Theatre
Celestial Bodies
Joumana Mourad
IJAD Dance Company
UK Tour
2019Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
Urdang Academy Final Year Musicals
Various
The Urdang Academy
Bernie Grants Arts Centre
2019Lighting Designer
Theatre
Aziza and The Undeniables
Charlotte Desorgher
Company of Dreams
Stockwell Playhouse
2019Lighting & Sound Designer
Theatre
AnnieBritish theatre academy
Stockwell Playhouse
2019Lighting Designer
Theatre
Orpheus Descending
Marcus Marsh
LOST Theatre Company
Stockwell Playhouse
2016 - 2019Production Manager
Theatre
Multiple ProductionsStockwell Playhouse
2018Lighting and Sound Designer
Theatre
CinderellaPanto In A Day
Stockwell Playhouse
2018Lighting Designer
Theatre
String FeverString Fever
Courtyard Theatre Hereford
2018UK Production Manager
Theatre
The Diana Tapes - UK Transfer
Wednesday Derrico
WWTNS Theatre
Stockwell Playhouse
2018Lighting Designer
Theatre
As The World Goes Round
Stuart Saint
Stockwell Playhouse
2018Lighting Designer
Theatre
HampStockwell Playhouse
2018Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Sister ActThe Urdang Academy
2018Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Jane EyreThe Urdang Academy
2018Company Stage Manager
Theatre
9 to 5The Urdang Academy
2018Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Sweet CharityThe Urdang Academy
2017Lighting Designer
Theatre
Teeth 'n' SmilesStockwell Playhouse
Stockwell Playhouse
2017Lighting Designer
Theatre
StringFever: Live in Leicester SquareStringFever
2017Company Stage Manager
Theatre
The Pajama GameThe Urdang Academy
2017Company Stage Manager
Theatre
RentThe Urdang Academy
2017Company Stage Manager
Theatre
The Drowsy ChaperoneThe Urdang Academy
2017Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Legally BlondeThe Urdang Academy
Pleasance Theatre London
2016Lighting and Sound Designer
Theatre
A Christmas Carol - The Musical
Mark Magill
LOST Theatre Company
LOST Theatre
2016Lighting and Sound Designer
Theatre
Another Night Before Christmas
Guy Retallack
Climar Productions
Bridge House Theatre SE20
2016Lighting Designer
Theatre
StringFever - Live In LondonStringFever
Leicester Square Theatre
2016Lighting Designer
Theatre
Boys
James Thacker
LOST Theatre Company
LOST Theatre
2016Stage Manager
Tour
Julius Caesar
Polina Kalinina
Mountview
UK and Germany
2016Stage Manager
Tour
Shhh!
Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster
C-12 Dance Theatre
Touring Venues
2016Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
GardenHow Small How Far
Pleasance Theatre London
2016Technical Stage Manager / Lighting Designer
Theatre
StringFever: Back In LondonStringFever
LOST Theatre
2016Duty Technician
Theatre
Multiple ProductionsThe Pleasance
2015Stage Manager
Theatre
Dick WhittingtonThose Magic Beans
Britannia Theatre
2015Company Stage Manager (Relights)
Tour
Dickens Abridged
Adam Long
Newbury Productions (UK) Ltd
Touring Venues
2015Company Stage Manager (Relights)
Tour
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Reed Martin
Newbury Productions (UK) Ltd / Reduced Shakespeare Company
UK Tour
2015Company Stage Manager (Relights)
Tour
The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)
Austin Tichenor
Newbury Productions (UK) Ltd / Reduced Shakespeare Company
UK and Ireland Tour
2015Production Manager
Theatre
Dickens Abridged
Adam Long
Newbury Productions (UK) Ltd
London Previews
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
A Christmas Carol... More or Less
Guy Retallack
Climar Productions
Bridge House Theatre SE20
2015Lighting and Sound Design
Theatre
Simpatico
William Birch
Ford Transit Productions
Tabard Theatre
2015Lighting and Sound Design
Theatre
Strawberry Starburst
Elizabeth Kent
Kryponite Productions
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
2015ASM Cover
Tour
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Rob Faulkner
Changeling Theatre Company
Outdoor Touring Venues
2014 - 2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
It's A Wonderful Life
Guy Retallack
Climar Productions
Bridgehouse Theatre SE20
2014 - 2015Duty Technician
Theatre
Multiple ProductionsPleasance Theatre London
Pleasance Theatre Islington
2014 - 2015Freelance Technician and Operator
Theatre
Multiple ProductionsThe Lost Theatre
LOST Theatre
2014Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Aladdin
Ben Lambert
Polka Dot Pantomimes
Secombe Theatre
2014Technical Stage Manager / Lighting Designer
Tour
StringFever 10 out of 10 UK TourStringFever
Various - UK Tour
2014Production Stage Manager
Theatre
The Curing Room
Joao De Sousa
Stripped Down Productions
Pleasance Theatre Islington
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Isolated Incident
Hugh Futcher
Dance Attic Studios
Dance Attic Studios
2014Production Stage Manager
Theatre
The Curing Room
Joao De Sousa
Stripped Down Productions
King Dome Edinburgh
2014LX and Video Operator
Theatre
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Lou Stein
Pleasance Theatre
Pleasance Beyond
2014Lighting Designer/Operator
Theatre
Amaka
Lucy Thackeray
Alma Tavern Theatre
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
2014Stage Manager
Theatre
What If....?
Elizabeth Kent
The Undiscovered Theatre Company
LOST Theatre / The White Bear Theatre
2014Freelance Technician
Theatre
Multiple ProductionsThe Yard Theatre
2014Sound Designer/Operator
Theatre
Fucking Outside The Box
Jessica Burgess
Vault Festival
Jessica Burgess
2014Freelance Technician and Operator
Theatre
N.O.W. 14The Yard Theatre, London
2013Lighting Designer and Operator
Theatre
Mad Mitch
Lauren Lamarr
Demure Media
2013Freelance Technician
Theatre
Europa
Joe Gallagher
Replico Productions
Touring Production
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education with Teaching QualificationUniversity of Stirling
    2002MFA Acting CourseActors Studio Drama School (New York)
    1998BA Dramatic StudiesRoyal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

    Additional Skills

    Company Stage Management

    Production Management

    Stage Management

    Show Calling

    Technician

    Lighting Rigging

    Lighting Programming

    Lighting Operator

    Lighting and Sound Design

    Sound Operator

    Get In/Outs

    Full Clean Drivers Licence

    Additional Information

    www.martinjohnbristow.co.uk

    Referees

    Penny Horner - Executive Director - Jermyn Street Theatre (Employer)

    Mark Magill - Artistic Director - Stockwell Playhouse (Employer)

    Neil Kagan - Production Manager - Urdang Academy (Employer)

    Please contact me for details. Additional referees available upon request.

    About me

    I am an experienced and accomplished Company, Production and Stage Manager and Theatre Technician having been employed in the performing arts since 1998.

    My recent roles have included Freelance {production Management for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Company Stage Manager (On The Book) and Production Manager for Stockwell Playhouse (2016 - 2019). I have previously been Company Stage Manager (Relights) for UK Tours.

    My technical skill sets include designing, programming and operating LX, Operating Digital Mixing Consoles and programming QLab. I have mixed small scale musicals and sound designed for plays. I have worked as a duty technician and freelanced at a variety of London venues including The Kings Head Theatre, The Yard Theatre, The Pleasance Theatre, The Park Theatre and The Vault Theatre.

    From 2018 – 2020 I sat on the Theatre Safety Committee. This is a cross-industry body that monitors developments and disseminates information relating to health and safety in the theatre industry.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Organisation Memberships
    • SMA (UK)
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Industry Training
    • First Aid (Any)
    • Tallescope Training