Matthew O'Leary

    • Electrician, Chief
    • Technical Manager / Director

    London

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018Onsite LED Technician (RX)
Television / TV
Tipping PointLight Initiative
2017 - 2018Relighter
Theatre
Things I Know To Be TrueFrantic Assembly
UK Tour
2017 - 2018Lighting & A/V Consultant
Theatre
Streatham Hill TheatreDave Hughes Architects
2016 - 2018LED Technician
Television / TV
Various (ITV, Elstree, Drury Lane, Nike etc)Light Initiative
TLS, Elstree, Drury Lane, Nike etc
2017Relighter
Theatre
Orpheus
Alexander Scott
Battersea Arts Centre
The Tivoli, Brisbane
2015 - 2017Event Electrician
Event
Stage Electrics
2015 - 2017Technical Manager
Theatre
All ProductionsBattersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre
2016Lighting Technician
Theatre
Once In A LifetimeThe Young Vic
The Young Vic
2015Production Electrician
Theatre
Against Captain's OrdersPunchdrunk
2014Production Electrician
Theatre
OthelloFrantic Assembly
Nuffield Theatre (2014 Tour)
2014Production Electrician
Theatre
NYT Cultural Exchange Programme With Saudi ArabiaNational Youth Theatre
Saudi Arabia
2014Electrician - Touring LX build
Theatre
Fink - World Tour59 Productions
2014Production Electrician
Theatre
Predator Instinct: The GameAdidas
2014Relighter
Theatre
The RoofLD: Jon Clark
Touring
2014Associate Lighting Designer, Production Electrician
Theatre
InstituteGecko
2014Production Electrician
Theatre
The RoofLD: Jon Clark
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Brand New AncientsKate Tempest
St Ann's Warehouse, New York
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Brand New AncientsKate Tempest
Lyric Hammersmith
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Brand New AncientsKate Tempest
Young Vic Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Brand New AncientsKate Tempest
Royal Court Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Noye's FluddeDirector - Tom Guthrie
Exeter Cathedral
2013Production Electrician
Theatre
DraculaLD: Guy Hoare
Wiltons Music Hall
2013Relighter
Theatre
MissingGecko
Marjanishvili Theatre (Georgia) and Bristol Old Vic
2013Production Electrician
Theatre
MissingGecko
Pleasance Grand
2013Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
The Paper ArchitectDavy & Kristin McGuire
Leytonstone Library
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Institute (Research & development showcase)Gecko
The HEG
2013Chief Electrician (Season install)
Theatre
Longborough Festival Opera 2013LD: Ben Ormerod
2013Technician
Theatre
The Place Prize FinalsThe Place
The Place
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Les LiaisonsLondon Metropolitan University
Jacksons Lane
2013Production Electrician
Theatre
OrpheusLittle Bulb
BAC
2013Relighter
Theatre
Hansel & GretelNIE
2013Technician
Theatre
BA Theatre ArtsMiddlesex University
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
Tu I TerazLittle Grey Cells
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs - Touring
2012Relighter
Theatre
MissingGecko
MITP, Malta
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
Santa Claus and the Mystery of Rudolph's Missing Red NoseTamworth Snowdome
Tamworth Snowdome
2012Production Electrician
Theatre
A Holding SpaceDance United
The Place
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
Brand New AncientsKate Tempest
BAC
2012Technician
Theatre
The Place PrizeThe Place
Robin Howard Theatre
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Raun TreeDesigner - Michael Vale
National Tour
2012Production Electrician
Theatre
Katya KabanovaLD: Wayne Dowdeswell
Longborough Festival Opera
2012Lighting Technician
Theatre
Various/OngoingThe Old Vic
Old Vic Theatre
2012Production Electrician
Theatre
The Magic FluteLD: Wayne Dowdeswell
Longborough Festival Opera
2012Relighter
Theatre
MissingGecko
Theatre Royal Plymouth
2012Production Electrician
Theatre
AccentureEngage
2012Production Electrician
Theatre
The Motor ShowLD: Natasha Chivers
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
BeastUntitled Theatre
White Bear
2012Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
MissingGecko
National Tour
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
Jane EyreAmerican School London
American School London
2011Assistant Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
The OvercoatGecko
Shanghai International Arts Festival
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
The RisingGecko and New Wolsey Young Company Co Production
New Wolsey
2011Production Electrician
Theatre
SiegfriedLD: Guy Hoare
Longborough Festival Opera
2011Production Electrician
Theatre
LysistrataLD: Natasha Chivers
Riverside Studios
2011Production Electrician
Theatre
FalstaffLD: Wayne Dowdeswell
Longborough Festival Opera
2011Production Electrician
Theatre
Hard Rock CallingWhite Light Ltd
Hyde Park
2011Lighting Technician
Theatre
Richard IIIThe Old Vic
Old Vic Theatre
2011Production Electrician
Theatre
Cosi FanTutteLD: Guy Hoare
Longborough Festival Opera
2011Set Builder
Theatre
TakeawayTheatre Royal Stratford East
Theatre Royal Stratford East
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
Romeo And JulietNight Light
National Tour
2011Relighter
Theatre
The Birthday of the InfantaLD: Anna Watson
National Tour
2011Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
Missing (Research and Development Showcase)Gecko
Warwick Arts Centre
2010Assistant Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
The OvercoatGecko
UK Tour and China Tour
2010Production Electrician
Theatre
Breed, Peter and Vandy, Porn! The Musical, This Much Is TrueTheatre 503
Theatre 503
2010Production Electrician
Theatre
ScorchedLD: Chahine Yavroyan
Old Vic Tunnels
2010Chargehand LX
Theatre
Into The WoodsOpen Air Theatre
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
2010Stage Technician
Theatre
MacbethOpen Air Theatre
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
2010Lighting Technician
Theatre
Various ProductionsThe Old Vic Theatre Company
Old Vic Tunnels
2010Chargehand LX
Theatre
Comedy of ErrorsOpen Air Theatre
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
AirswimmingSoftG productions. Director - Natasha Pryce
Garajistanbul, Istanbul.
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
Leestock Music FestivalLeestock
The White Horse (Outdoor)
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
Dido and AeneasClemens Non Papa Consort
St Magnus the Martyr
2010Lighting Operator
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's DreamChickenshed
Chicken Shed
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Power of LoveThe Power of Love Productions. Director - Ilmar Taska
The Courtyard
2010Lighting Designer
Event
Valentines BallMy Gosh Marvelous
PROUD Camden
2010Production Electrician
Theatre
Madness In ValenciaBlack and White Rainbow Theatre Company
Trafalgar Studios
2009Technician
Theatre
Battersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre
2009Technician
Theatre
Middlesex University Comedy ShowcaseMiddlesex University
The Kings Head
2009Technician
Theatre
Laugh Out Proud Comedy NightsThe Laughing Jaabs
PROUD Camden
2009Lighting Operator
Theatre
Tales From Gestepos WorkshopChickenshed
Chicken Shed Theatre
2009Follow Spot Operator
Theatre
Chicken Shed FundraiserChickenshed
Royal Albert Hall
2008Lighting Designer
Theatre
Kaos Singing Choir Video ShootKaos Youth Theatre
2008Lighting Designer
Theatre
Playing The GameKaos Youth Theatre
Jacksons Lane
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010First Class Honours, Theatre Arts (Design and Technical Theatre), 2010.Middlesex University

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Strand 300, Canon 400D

    Additional Skills

    City & Guilds Electrotechnical 2365 level 2, July 2017

    IPAF 3a & 3b

    PASMA Level: U Category:T (Assembly, Use, Alteration, Dismantle, Inspection)

    Tallescope Use & Rescue Kit Procedure (AAP)

    IOSH Managing Safely for Theatre & Production

    Fire Marshall Training

    COSHH Training

    Creative Skillset Certificate in Design and Management of Temporary Electrical Systems (BS7909), 2016.

    White Light Moving Light Maintenance, 2011.

    Completed 2 day user training of Grand MA2 at Ambersphere Solutions, London, 2014.

    Completed 2 day Rigging Course by Eric Porter (NRC), Backstage Academy, 2015.

    Software:

    Vector Works, Auto CAD, Lightwright, LPS Pro, SpotTrack, Qlab.

    Console Experience:

    Good Competency in ETC lighting consoles.

    Basic knowledge of Avolites Tiger Touch

    Valid driving license.

    Referees

    Available on request.

    Industry Awards

    Lighting Designer on Brand New Ancients, TBC award, Offies 2012.

    About me

    Matt is based in Bristol and has extensive experience working as a Production Electrician & Technical Manager for theatre, TV & events. Matt also has experience in re-lights, lighting design and technical stage management, touring both Nationally and Internationally.

    Most recently Matt was appointed as a Lighting & A/V Consultant, advising on the design & construction of lighting & A/V systems within a new theatre based in Streatham, South London.

    Matt was lighting designer on Kate Tempest's Brand New Ancients, which won an Offie (Off West End Theatre Awards 2012) for best TBC production, a category for work that sits outside current recognised genres.

    Press:

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    Reviews for Kate Tempest's Brand New Ancients:

    "There's a moment halfway through Kate Tempest's spoken-word theatre show when the gloom intensifies and the vaulted ceiling is lit up by the glow from the streetlights outside, pouring in through squares cut in the blacked-out window...Suddenly it feels as if we are not in a theatre but a church... We're given the sense that what we are watching is something sacred."

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    The Guardian, Lyn Gardner

    www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/sep/10/brand-new-ancients-review?newsfeed=true

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    "..incandescent brilliance.."

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    Time Out, Andrzej Lukowski

    www.timeout.com/london/theatre/event/273383/brand-new-ancients

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    "The show’s lighting, designed by Matt O’Leary, was perfect, not just drawing attention to Kate and her musicians but also, certainly from my vantage point right up in the gallery, highlighting the full beauty of the Bristol Old Vic auditorium."

    www.guide2bristol.com/news/2903/Kate-Tempest-Brand-New-Ancients-at-Bristol-Old-Vic-review

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    "Matt O'Leary's integral lighting design is also notable for the way it helped to reflect upon and carry the story, flitting between states for different characters."

    Total Theatre Review, Edward Wren.

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    "Clever lighting design from Matt O’Leary"

    thespeakerscorner.co.uk, Alex Saunders

    thespeakerscorner.co.uk/content/90

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    Reviews for UNTitled Theatre's Beast:

    "Matt O'Leary's lighting fused together the contrasts in the pace and style of the writing by switching from an atmosphere of warmth and tenderness, to one of an icy anguish."

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    Fourth Wall Magazine, Danielle McNally

    www.fourthwallmagazine.co.uk/2012/06/review-beast-white-bear/

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    "Alistair Turner's clever and evocative set uses the tight confines of the White Bear's auditorium effectively, and Matt O'Leary's lighting also expands the constraints of the small performing area."

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    The Public Reviews, Jonathan Grant

    www.thepublicreviews.com/beast-white-bear-theatre-london/

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    Reviews for Night Light Theatre's Romeo & Juliet:

    Rhys Jarman's set upon which they do battle is a simple round stage with a myriad of trap doors and compartments and is brought to life by Matt O'Leary's beautifully effective lighting design.

    The Public Reviews, Iain Sykes

    www.thepublicreviews.com/romeo-and-juliet-%E2%80%93-contact-theatre-manchester/

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    "The atmosphere, aided greatly by Matt O'Leary's moody lighting"

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    WhatsOnStage, Dave Cunningham

    www.whatsonstage.com/reviews/theatre/london/E **contact removed** /

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    'Night Light Theatre's production is visually stunning; a faultless celestial design by Rhys Jarman, one of the finest atmospheric plots by Matt O'Leary, Dom Coyote's evocative, Gregorian chant-based, score, and impressive puppets from Max Humphries, combine to provide a timeless world, both classical and modern, realistic and dreamlike'

    *****

    The Public reviews. Glen Pearce

    www.thepublicreviews.com/romeo-and-juliet-new-wolsey-theatre-ipswich/

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • 2365 Level 2/3 C&G in Electrical Installations
    • IOSH Working Safely Certificate
    • Tallescope Training

    Professional Recommendations

    India Banks Costume Designer

    I worked with Matt on Brand New Ancients at the Battersea Arts Centre- he is very patient, skilled and creative. A real pleasure to work with and learn from.

    Daryl Wild Director

    I have worked alongside Matthew on a couple of occasions and was impressed by his punctuality, his overall vision and also his remarkable theatre lighting skills.His professional approach to his work makes him an ideal team member for any theatre production. Daryl Wild. A.D