Phil Buckley

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Production Manager
Theatre
Our Lady of Blundellsands
Nick Bagnell
Liverpool Playhouse
Everyman Theatre Liverpool
2019 - 2020Production Manager
Theatre
Sleeping BeautyLiverpool Playhouse
Everyman Theatre Liverpool
2019Production Manager & Lighting Designer
Theatre
Slay Bells
Darren Pritchard
Darren Pritchard Dance
STUN Manchester
2019LX Number 1
Theatre
Bill Bailey - Larks In TransitPhil McIntyre Entertainment
Tour
2019Technical Mentor
Theatre
The Pleasance
The Pleasance
2019LX Number 1
Theatre
Early DoorsPhil McIntyre Entertainment
The Lowry
2019Production Manager
Theatre
Strange Fruit
Nancy Medina
The Bush Theatre
Bush Theatre
2019Production Manager
Theatre
Going throughThe Bush Theatre
Bush Theatre
2019Production Manager & Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Adhesion Of Love
Helen Parry
Inkbrew Productions
Various venues
2018 - 2019Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
Tipping PointOckham's Razor
2018 - 2019Production Manager & Lighting Designer
Theatre
Rent Party
Darren Pritchard
Darren Pritchard Dance
UK Tour
2017 - 2019Production Manager & Lighting Designer
Theatre
David Hoyle - DiamondSwitchflicker
UK Tour
2017 - 2019Production Manager & Lighting Designer
Theatre
You've Changed
Mark Whitelaw
Trans Creative
UK Tour
2009 - 2019Producer & Promoter
Theatre
Comedy4ChristiesGrin & Bear Comedy
2018Site Technician
Theatre
Mayfield Depot
Various
Manchester International Festival
Mayfield Depot
2018Production Electrican
Theatre
Summer Holiday
Elizabeth newman
Bolton Octagon
Bolton octagon
2018Company Manager & Sound Designer
Theatre
Flight
Janys Chambers
Bolton Octagon
2017 - 2018Production Manager & Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Pantomania!Mr Millerman Presents Ltd
The Palace Telford
2018Production Manager
Theatre
She Bangs The DrumContact Young Company & SH!T Theatre
Museum Of Science & Industry
2017Production Manager & Lighting Designer
Theatre
Rent Party
Darren Pritchard
Darren Pritchard Dance & Sheffield Crucible Theatre
Sheffield Crucible
2017Head of Stage
Theatre
A Christmas CarolHull Truck & Hull UK City Of Culture
Hull Truck Theatre
2017Tour Manager
Tour
Sean Kelly & The Stars Of Storage HuntersBound & Gagged Comedy
UK Tour
2017Production Manager
Theatre
Our Mutual FriendHull Truck
Hull Truck
2017Technical Manager
Theatre
Flare FestivalFlare Festival
Various across Manchester
2016 - 2017Technical Stage Manager / Lighting Designer
Theatre
Spring Reign
Benedict Power
Benedict Power
Tour
2016 - 2017Technical Manager / Lighting & Sound Designer
Theatre
SpeechLessFE'DANCE UK LTD
Contact
2016 - 2017Production Manager / Sound Designer
Theatre
Burnley's Lesbian Liberator
Helen Parry
Inkbrew productions
Various North West
2016 - 2017Production Manager / Sound Designer
Theatre
The Burnley Buggers Ball
Matt Hassall
Inkbrew Productions
Various North West
2016 - 2017Tour Manager / Lighting Designer
Theatre
A Place Called HappinessSwitchflicker
2017Production Manager
Theatre
Who Wants To Live ForeverCheryl Martin
2016Tour Manager
Theatre
The Axis of Awesome - Won’t Ever Not Stop Giving Up’Gag Reflex
Tour
2016Production Manager / Lighting & Sound Designer
Theatre
Fight Like A GirlYouth Music Theatre UK
2016Lighting Technician
Theatre
The NutcrackerBirmingham Royal Ballet
Birmingham Hip
2016Production Manager
Theatre
Some People Have Too Many LegsSwitchflicker
Tour
2016Stage Manager / Lighting Designer
Theatre
Cyril The SquirrelBozo Theatre
Tour
2016Production Manager
Theatre
The Art Of Success
David Shirley
Manchester School of Theatre (MMU)
Home
2016Production Manager
Theatre
Paradise Dreams
Pat Trueman
Manchester School of Theatre (MMU)
Home
2016AV Programmer
Theatre
GlueSwitchflicker
Contact
2016Touring Production Technicain
Theatre
We're StuckChina Plate
Tour
2016Production Manager / Lighting & Sound Designer
Theatre
Mister Stokes
Helen Parry
Pagelight Productions
North West Tour
2014 - 2016AV Events Technician
Event
Tech Ops / North AV EventsBBC
BBC Media City Salford
2015Production Manager / Lighting & Sound Designer
Theatre
The Box Of Tricks
Helen Parry
Pagelight Productions
UK Tour
2015Technical Manager
Theatre
Flare FestivalFlare Festival
Z-Arts
2015Tour Technician / Production Manager
Theatre
Some People Have Too Many LegsContact Young Actors Company
UK Tour
2015Producer
Theatre
Big IdeaLive Attitude
Uk Tour
2015Live Sound Engineer
Television / TV
Justin Moorhouse - Live From Salford
Martin Riley
Lion Eyes
The Lowry
2014 - 2015Booth Technician
Exhibition
The Soliders SongQuarrantine
2014Tour Manager
Theatre
The Axis of Awesome - Viva La Vida Loca Las VegasGag Reflex
UK Tour
2014AV Technician
Event
CorporateBlitz Communications Ltd
2014Production Technican
Theatre
SummerQuarantine Theatre Company
2014Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
PinocchioBreaking Cycles
UK Tour
2013Production Manager
Theatre
CornucopiaEmma Brunjes Productions & Gag Reflex
The Palace Theatre
2012 - 2013Production Manager
Theatre
The Boy With Tape On His FaceGag Reflex
West End / UK Tour / World Tour
2012Company Manager & Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Boy With Tape On His FaceNimax
The Duchess Theatre
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
Sooty In SpaceNimex
The Duchess Theatre
2012Stage Manager
Theatre
Pigs In BlanketsGag Reflex
Just The Tonic
2012Stage Manager
Theatre
COMXGag Reflex
Just The Tonic
2011Flyman
Television / TV
Royal Variety PerformanceITV
The Lowry
2004 - 2011Producer & Promoter
Theatre
Grin & Bear Comedy ClubGrin & Bear Comedy
Various venues
2011Automation Operator
Theatre
Life & Death Of Marina AbramovicManchester International Festival
The Lowry
2008Production Carpenter
Theatre
GoodSt Edward's School
The North Wall
2008Stage Manager
Theatre
Dan Nightingale - GeronimoGag Reflex
Underbelly
2006Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Oh What A Lovely WarThe Lowry
The Lowry
2005 - 2006Assistant Project Manager
Event
Old Trafford Ice RingPWR Events Limited
2000 - 2005Technical Manager & Lecturer
Education
Arden Theatre SchoolArden Theatre School
2004Site Manager
Music
Marc-Vivien Foe Tribute ConcertFish Records
Albert Square
2003Carpenter
Film
Talking With AngelsSilver Films
2002Lighting Designer
Theatre
Macbeth
Justin Brockway
Wide Boy Theatre Company
Tour
2002Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Dumb WaiterThump Theatre Company
Adelphi Theatre
2002Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Plebeians Rehearse The UprisingAspects Theatre Company
The Robert Powell theatre
2002Puppeteer
Television / TV
The Mailcoach Mice - The Woodland SoapWild Track TV
Granada
2002Assistant Stage Manager
Event
Commonwealth GamesJack Morton
Sports City, Manchester
2000Lighting Designer
Theatre
Three SistersAspects Theatre Company
Adelphi Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2020Fire Warden (Fire Marshal) Training V2.0HSQE Ltd
    2020Asbestos Awareness (Category A) V2.0HSQE Ltd
    2020Manuel Handling Awareness V2.0HSQE Ltd
    2020Working at Height Awareness V2.0HSQE Ltd
    2020COSHH Awareness V2.0HSQE Ltd
    2020COVID-19 (Level A) for the Film and Video Production IndustrySafe Sets International
    2020Managing SafelyInstitution Of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH)
    20181B, 3A & 3BIPAF
    2017Traffic Marshal TrainingWilson James Limited Health & Safety Training Programme
    2014Keeping Children Safe/Framework For Action Level 1Bolton Safeguarding Children's Board
    2014Safe Management Of EventsBBC
    2013Introduction to IONElectronic Theatre Controls Ltd (ETC)
    2013Avolites' Titan Foundation CourseAvolite
    2011The Safe Us Of TallescopeAluminium Access Training Ltd
    2003BA Media & Performance (2:1)University of Salford
    2001HND Media PerformanceUniversity of Salford

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Nomad system (2 universes) with 2 port Gadget and 1 port Gadget, MacBook Pro with QLab 4 (fully unlocked), Comms base station with 4 packs and headsets, D-Split Opti DMX splitter, Peavey 10 USB, Strand 530i, Avolite Titan One DMX USB Dongle, Mac Mini

    Additional Skills

    Good knowledge of health and safety regulations, risk assessments, PAT

    Computer literate in use of Both Mac and PC with video and sound editing

    Proficient in CAD, Office, Power Point, Qlab, Photoshop, Play Back Pro

    Years of experience of operating and programming lighting desks

    Experienced flyman in the use of counterweight & motorised systems

    Trained in the usage of people flying by both Flying By Foy and Freedom Flying

    Additional Information

    I’m a highly experienced Production Manager and have worked on a wide range of projects. I have a good working knowledge of the different areas of production including set building, stage management, lighting, sound and motorised, counterweight and hemp flying with experience of operating and programming in each area. I have had a diverse career working across a range of venues including small studio theatres, large A1 theatres, arenas, and creating site specific pieces. I've worked in theatre and the entrainment industry for approximately twenty years covering a full spectrum of roles. CI currently, I mainly work as a Production or Technical Manager with and occasionally some Tour Managing from time to time.

    I’m I’ve had a lot of experienced in of managing both production, local and creative staff and motivating those around me. I frequently oversee departmental and production budgets . I’ve been responsible for staffing budgets to cover show staff, fit-up and get-out payments, and any extra staffing required such as fight directors, movement directors and scenic artists. I regularly source equipment and set construction firms around the country, obtaining quotes and checking they meets requirements at both an artistic and quality standard. I pride myself on my approachability and work ethic and feel this and the quality of my work is supported by the repeat work I receive from producers I’ve worked with before.

    I’ve undertaken training and spend time ensuring my knowledge of health and safety regulations is up to date. I’m IOSH trained (Managing Safely) and have experienced in creating, and recording, monitoring and updating Risk Assessments, CDM, COSHH Forms, LOLER programme of maintenance, Method Statements for Safe Working Procedures and Fire Safety Records paper work for a variety of public events and productions.

    I have Production Managed for a variety of venues and companies, I worked as Production Manager for Liverpool Merseyside Theatre Trust overseeing ‘Sleeping Beauty’ their hugely popular rock‘n’roll pantomime and ‘Our Lady Of Blundellsands’ a new play by Jonathan Harvey which premiered at The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. Some of my other recent Production Management work was for The Bush Theatre in London on their productions of ‘Strange Fruit’ and ‘Going Through’. 'Going Through' was a show that used British Sign Language throughout to tell the story and utilised projection mapping on multiple moving surfaces as the scenic design, this required a lot co-ordination between members of the creative team to work successfully to tell the story and ‘Strange Fruit’ which was there flag ship show of the year.

    I managed Hull Truck’s production of ‘Our Mutual Friend’ which was staged as part of Hull City of Culture 2017. I was also asked to over-see the build of their Christmas production of ‘A Christmas Carol’. I currently, Production Manage a show called ‘Rent Party’ which is touring after originally being produced by The Crucible in Sheffield as their alternative Christmas show in 2017. This is a show which acts as both a political show and party which , it has received rave reviews and continues to tour, which I have also managed and provide the lighting design for all it's shows.

    Other Production Management work includes ‘You’ve Changed’ which has toured around the UK and Europe, a new musical ‘Fight Like a Girl’ which is about the rise of women’s boxing and was staged as a promenade piece in an old mill. I Production Managed two shows for Manchester Metropolitan University which were staged at HOMEmcr, these both involved liaising with the local council about the use of naked flames and smoking during performances. I was Production Manager for ‘Pantomainia’ which was a specially commissioned Easter pantomime to celebrate Telford being 50 years old.

    I have worked extensively with Ink Brew Productions the who produces original site specific shows as part of LGBT History Month. These plays include ‘The Adhesion Of Love’, ‘Mister Stokes’ & ‘The Burnley Plays’ (The Burnley Buggers Ball & Burnley’s Lesbian Liberator).

    My experience of working in unusual performance spaces has required me to arrange TENs and liaising with councils to stage open air events, including ones on Council property and filling out all the relevant paper work. I have a real passion for working in unusual spaces and creating the performance space to enhance the shows.

    I have also worked as a Technical Manager for numerous festivals include Fuse Festival and Black Gold Arts Festival a Manchester based festival showcasing Black Artists. I was a mentor for The Pleasance during the Edinburgh festival. I Technical Managed the tour of ‘Spring Reign’ a hard hitting play about the Syrian conflict, . I have Technical Stage Managed for Breaking Cycles’ street dance version of ‘Pinocchio’ and also toured with circus company Ockham's Razor and their show 'Tipping Point' around Europe.

    I was a member of the Stage Management team for the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 opening and closing Ceremonies and amongst others was responsible for The Queens Honour Guard and their movement around the stadium. Working on such a large event taught me a lot about complex event management. .

     

    I’ve Tour Managed for comedy acts including ‘Lost Voice Guy’, ‘Sean Kelly & The Stars of Storage Hunters’, ‘The Axis of Awesome’ and ‘The Boy with Tape On His Face’. I spent just short of two years working for Gag Reflex working on ‘The Boy with Tape On His Face’ now known as ‘Tape Face’, a comedy show which toured extensively around the UK and Europe as well as doing a West End season at The Duchess and arena shows in South Africa which I Production Managed.  I Production Managed ‘Cornucopia’ which was a variety show staged at The Palace in the west end and included over 50 performers including musical acts, dancers, comedians and Paul Daniels. Although these are comedy shows, they involve large amounts of lighting and sound with very high production values so the producer was keen to use a theatrical Production Manger to ensure production quality was maintained. .

     

    I’m fully computer literate using both Mac & PC. I am experienced with Microsoft office and able to use many different forms of CAD programmes. I’m proficient in AutoCAD with experience of both Vectorworks and SketchUp. I am able to read technical information, plans and 3D visualisations and provide detailed information to designers, technical teams and any other parties involved.

    Referees

    Lee Martin

    Director

    Gag Reflex Management **contact removed** **contact removed**

    Emma Brunjes

    Producer

    Emma Brunjes Productions Ltd **contact removed** **contact removed**

    Amy Clarey

    Technical Manager

    The Bush Theatre **contact removed** **contact removed**

    About me

    Production Manager, Tour Manager, Lighting & Sound Designer. I have worked in all areas of theatre and have production managed West End shows and tours around Europe.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Circus
    • Cross Cultural Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • Forum Theatre
    • Immersive Theatre
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • Education
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Organisation Memberships
    • ABTT (UK)
    • ALD (UK)
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Cabarets
    • Children's Theatre
    • Circus
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Concerts
    • Corporate
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Film (Student)
    • Fringe
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Panto
    • Pantomime
    • Radio
    • Revue
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Stand Up Comedy
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Immersive)
    • Theatre (Musical)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • Tragedy
    • Workshops
    Industry Training
    • IOSH Working Safely Certificate
    • PAL Card
    • Tallescope Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate