Mel Lawes

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Get In/Out - LX
Theatre
RSC: Measure for Measure/As You Like It/The Taming of the ShrewRoyal Shakespeare Company
The Marlowe Theatre
2019 - 2020Followspot 2/Cover Followspot 1
Theatre
Mother Goose
Paul Hendy
Evolution Pantomimes
The Marlowe Theatre
2018 - 2020Zero Hours Crew
Theatre
Various Touring ShowsMarlowe Theatre
The Marlowe Theatre
2017 - 2020Zero Hours Crew
Theatre
The Leas Cliff, Folkestone
The Leas Cliff, Folkestone
2017 - 2020Front of House
Theatre
Marlowe Theatre
2019Followspot 1
Theatre
Annie UK TourDavid Ian Productions
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Followspot 3
Theatre
MOTOWN the MusicalAdam Spiegel Productions
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Followspot 1
Theatre
Blood Brothers UK TourBill Kenwright Ltd
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Followspot 2
Theatre
New Jersey NightsSpirit Productions Ltd
The Leas Cliff Hall
2019Followspot 2
Theatre
The Greatest Show
Bob Osbourne
C.T. Productions/Kidz on Stage
The Leas Cliff Hall
2019LX No. 2
Theatre
Calendar Girls The Musical
Matt Ryan
David Pugh Ltd
2019Get In/Out - LX
Theatre
Club Tropicana UK TourMark Goucher Ltd
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Followspot 1
Theatre
Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues OrchestraJools Holland
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Stage Manager
Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors
Matty Hurst
Wiley Wolf Productions
Whitstable Playhouse
2019Lighting Desginer/Programmer
Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors
Matty Hurst
Wiley Wolf Productions Ltd.
Whitstable Playhouse
2019Set Desinger/Construction
Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors
Matty Hurst
Miss
Whitstable Playhouse
2019Sound Operator
Theatre
Live at the MarloweMarlowe Theatre
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Get In/Out - LX
Theatre
Rita, Sue and Bob TooOut of Joint
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Assistant Technician
Theatre
Morgan and West MagiciansMorgan and West
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Followspot 2
Theatre
Avenue QSell a Door Theatre Company
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Get In/Out - LX
Theatre
Matthew Borne's Swan LakeMatthew Borne
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Followspot 1
Theatre
Brendan Cole: Show Man UK TourBrendan Cole Live
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Get In/Out - LX
Theatre
War Horse UK TourThe National Theatre
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Get In/Out - LX
Theatre
The Worst Witch Live UK TourThe Worst Witch Live Tour
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Followspot 1
Theatre
Macbeth UK TourThe National Theatre
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Get In/Out - LX
Theatre
The Full Monty UK TourSimon Beaufoy
The Marlowe Theatre
2019Followspot 2 (In House Technician)
Theatre
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour DreamcoatBill Kenwright Ltd
The Leas Cliff Hall
2018 - 2019Technical Manager
Theatre
Various Productions
Matty Hurst
Wiley Wolf Productions Ltd.
Whitstable Playhouse
2018 - 2019Followspot
Theatre
Cinderella
Ian Billings
Paul Holman Associates
The Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
2018 - 2019Crew
Theatre
Various ProductionsThe Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall
2018Followspot 1
Theatre
First Ladies of the SupremesSOS Live
The Marlowe Theatre
2018Get In/Out - LX
Theatre
La Traviata/CendrillonGlyndeborne
The Marlowe Theatre
2018Escape Room Operator
Other
Marlowe's Ghost Escape RoomMarlowe Theatre
The Marlowe Kit
2018Get In/Out - LX
Theatre
Thriller Live UK TourFlying Music
The Marlowe Theatre
2018Get In/Out - LX; Show - Stage
Theatre
An Officer and a Gentleman UK TourJamie Wilson Productions
The Marlowe Theatre
2018Lighting Technician
Theatre
Various Productions
James Tillitt
The Astor Theatre
The Astor Theatre
2018Technician
Exhibition
Imagining Autism: Outer SpaceImagining Autism
2018Lighting Desginer/Programmer/Operator
Theatre
Sweeney Todd
Matty Hurst
Wiley Wolf Productions Ltd.
Whitstable Playhouse
2018Sound Operator
Theatre
Sweeney Todd
Matty Hurst
Wiley Wolf Productions Ltd.
Whitstable Playhouse
2017 - 2018Warehouse Crew
Warehouse
Evolution Pantomimes
Paul Hendy
Evolution Pantomimes
2017 - 2018Freelance Technician
Event

Ian Lucas
Crew Co
2016 - 2018Technician
Event
Kent Tech
2017Stage Placement Trainee
Education
Angels in America
Dave Tuff
National Theatre Studio
Lyttleton Theatre
2016Casual Technician
Theatre
Various ProductionsStag Theatre
2016Technician
Theatre
The Mikado
Keith Neville
Sevenoaks Players
The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2019Bronze AwardABTT
    2019In House Sound TrainingThe Leas Cliff Hall
    2019Harness Essentials TrainingKentec
    2018In House Sound CourseThe Marlowe Theatre
    2018In House Lighting CourseThe Marlowe Theatre
    2018Lighting DesignRose Bruford College
    2018Working at HeightThe Marlowe Theatre In House Training
    2017Level 3 First AidTarget First Aid
    2017Stage PlacementNational Theatre
    2016Pyrotechnics Safety AwarenessAssociation of Stage Pyrotechnics
    2012Drama and Theatre StudiesUniversity of Kent

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Telrad Red Dot Sight
    I can operate:
    GrandMA2, Robert Juliat Cyrano Followspot, Robert Juliat Super Korrigan Followspot, ETC Element, ETC Ion, ETC Smartfade, Yamaha QL5, Fat Frog, ETC Congo, Zero88 FLX

    Additional Skills

    Windows and Mac literate

    Great communication and customer service skills

    Manual worker

    Fast learner and adaptable

    Able to read and understand show riders

    Level 3 First Aider

    Basic carpentry skills

    Rigging lanterns/pyrotechnics

    Lighting Design/Plots/Operation

    Followspotting

    ETC Consoles (Eos)

    Pyrotechnics Safety and Operation

    CAD Vectorworks

    Sound FX Design/Operation (Yamaha QL5)

    Projection and Video Editing and Operation

    Basic experience in Counterweight Flying

    Set Design/Building/Scale Models

    Props Sourcing and Building

    ASM/DSM/SM

    Referees

    Stuart Lord

    Former Chief LX

    Calendar Girls, The Musical

    David Beaumont

    The Marlowe Theatre

    The Friars

    Canterbury

    CT1 2AS

    Industry Awards

    ABTT Bronze Award

    Bronze and Silver Awards in Acting with LAMDA

    Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness

    About me

    Originally starting as a member of my school Stage Crew in 2004, I now work as zero hours crew at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, and The Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone.

    I mainly work as an LX doing both operation and design but am also experienced in event work, sound design and operation, pyrotechnics, stage management and set construction. I'm trained on both the ETC and GrandMA lighting desks.

    I have a Level 3 First Aid qualification, have my Harness licence, and my own transport readily available for work. Other courses I've currently done are in the ABTT Bronze Award, the Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness and Ladder Safety/Working at Height and in-house Lighting and Sound Courses at the Marlowe. I have also independently done a course in Lighting Design.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • National Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Interested in
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Organisation Memberships
    • ABTT (UK)
    • BECTU (UK)
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Circus
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Experimental
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    Industry Training
    • ABTT Bronze Award
    • Fire Warden
    • Fireworks/Pyrotechnics
    • First Aid (Any)
    • Working at Heights Certificate