Michael Leonard


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2020Automation No. 3
Matilda the MusicalRoyal Shakespeare Company
Cambridge Theatre
  • Education

    1996DdaRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland (Formerly, Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama)

    Additional Skills

    Working At Height certificate from Martin Castle Ltd. Completed on 25 April 2019, valid until 24 April 2022.


    Available on request.

    About me

    I have 20 years experience working backstage in west end theatres.

    In that time I have worked on many, shows, in many different theatres.

    In that time I have been stage crew (occasionally in costume) & flyman sometimes both in the same show.

    Since 2015, when I landed the job as Automation Operator on, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime, I have been pursuing work in automation. In 2018 I was lucky enough to land the job of, Automation No3 at Matilda the musical. This has been a wonderful opportunity to learn huge amounts about automation operations & maintenance from 2 highly experienced professionals!

    I have learned so much!

    I have also been involved in the fit ups & get outs of most of the shows I have worked on & am someone that many Master Carpenters rely on to be hard & conscientious worker! As happy in the grid as I am on stage!

    I love what I do & feel as privileged to do it today as I did when I was given my first chance at the Apollo back in 1999!

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced In
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    Interested in
    • Film / TV
    Industry Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate