Paddy Hail

    • Automation 2
    • Automation Mechanic




YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Automation Specialist/Rigger
Miss SaigonVBW (United Stages of Vienna)
Raimund Theatre Vienna
2019 - 2020Automation No.2
Evita International TourDavid Ian Productions
2018 - 20192nd Carpenter/1st Automation
Mamma Mia European TourStage Entertainment
Various Touring Venues
20182nd Carpenter
Grease Das Musical European TourMusicalTommyGmBh
Various Touring Venues
2017 - 2018Swing Technician
Jersey Boys International TourSell a Door Theatre Company
Various Touring Venues
2016 - 2018Automation Technician
Various touring productionsTAIT
2017Swing Technician
Footloose UK/Europe TourSell a Door Theatre Company
Various Touring Venues
2014 - 2016Theatre Technician (Automation,Stage and Flys bias)
All ProductionsRoyal Opera House
2015Work experience LX and stage crew
The charlatansRoundhouse
2015Sound engineer Shadowing
Psychadelic WarlordsCamden Underworld
2012 - 2014Lighting designer/operator and sound operator
Angry young womenillo Lighting
  • Education

    2016Technical theatre ApprenticeshipRoyal Opera House
    2015Technical theatre studiesLewisham & Southwark college
    2014Technical theatreEdinburgh College


    I can operate:
    Waagner-Biro CAT4, FOYS Flying Systems, MoveCat, Kinesys, QAxis, Stage Technologies/TAIT desks

    Additional Skills

    Understand SWL, rigging equipment, rigging maths and process

    Stage Technologies/TAIT trained(Software and mechanical training)

    Waagner-Biro CAT4 competent

    Movecat Automation Certificate

    Impressario AVW Motion control Trained

    Kinesys competent

    FOYS competent

    Theatre and arena load in/outs

    Nightliner touring

    Able to fly bars in and out during load ins/outs

    Working at height certificate

    Harness training ticket(personal harness, fall arrest and work positioning)

    Abrasive wheels training

    IPAF ticket 3A

    Emergency first aid at work trained

    Can work in both English and German

    Safe understanding of power distribution


    Allen Petersen

    Head of Automation

    Evita International Tour

    Available upon Request.

    Martin Hutchinson

    Technical Stage Manager

    Evita International Tour

    Available upon Request.

    Dorian Keenahan

    Technical Stage Manager

    International Touring

    Available Upon Request.

    Industry Awards

    Royal opera house technical apprenticeship.

    Edinburgh college NC Technical Theatre

    Camden underworld sound operator (1 show)

    The roundhouse stagehand(1show)

    Edinburgh fringe festival (80+ shows)

    About me

    I started my professional career at the Royal Opera House - Covent Garden where I was an Technical Theatre apprentice and during this time I was asked to specialise within an area of the industry. I specialised in Stage and Automation with a secondment and continued freelance work at TAIT/Stage Technologies.

    After my apprenticeship I then decided to pursue a career as a touring technician. Starting off as a Swing Technician for a weekly UK touring musical. Since then I have been touring solely internationally through Europe, the Middle East and Asia with roles from Swing Technician ranging to Deputy Master Carpenter/Head of Automation.

    I was previously on tour with Evita International Tour as Deputy Head of Automation.

    I am currently an Automation Specialist for Miss Saigon (Vienna)

    I have had previous experience working on;

    Nightliner tours,

    Arena tours,

    Weekly touring,

    No.1 musical touring,

    Being Head and Deputy Head of a department,

    Co-ordinating Load In/Outs and Co-ordinating local crew and training them if required,

    Training new members of the touring crew upon their arrival,

    Fast, efficient and safe problem solving with regards to automation and automated set pieces.

    Working on tour has been something I have always wanted to do since I first started within the industry,

    as I feel I would bond well with every department and learn from other members of the team. I feel that I would

    make a good contribution as part of the crew.

    I am also confident working both as part of a team and alone, when required.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • Chinese, other
    • English
    • French
    • German
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • World Tour
    Organisation Memberships
    • ABTT (UK)
    • BECTU (UK)
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    Industry Training
    • CIEH Manual Handling Practice and Principals
    • Fire Warden
    • Fireworks/Pyrotechnics
    • First Aid (Any)
    • PAL Card
    • Portable Appliance Electrical Safety Testing (PAT) Competence Certificate
    • Tallescope Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate