Simon Evans


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2011 - 2013Senior Stage Technician
AllThe Young Vic
2011Production Manager
The Horror! The Horror!Theatre of the Damned
Wilton's Music Hall
2011Production Stage
I Am The WindEuropean Co-Production
Major European Tour
2010Technical Stage Manager
MorecambeMorecambe The Play
UK & Ireland Tour
2009 - 2010Artist Liaison (Festival) & Production Assitant (Pre-Festival)
LeeFest 2010LeeFest
2010Deputy Stage Supervisor
2010 SeasonOpera Holland Park 2010
2009 - 2010Casual Technician & Flyman
Various (Touring & In-House)Theatre Royal Brighton
2009Production Assistant
AmazoniaThe Young Vic
2009Production Manager
Burn/The GateCSSD
  • Education

    2009BA (Hons) Stage Management & Theatre Production - Technical & Production ManagementRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama

    Additional Skills

    Main Skill Sets

    - Knowledge of current Health & Safety Legislation [inc. Working at Height (2005), LOLER (1998), PUWER (1998)]

    - Strong working knowledge of Union Agreements and Working Time Regulations [SOLT/BECTU, TMA/BECTU]

    - Proficient in complex digital scale drawing [3D AutoCAD & some VectorWorks]

    o Able to produce, understand and visualise technical drawings

    - Highly computer literate

    o Extensive Microsoft Office [inc. advanced Excel] and some Access

    o Strong Adobe Photoshop & some Quark

    - Experience of Rigging

    o Chains & Motors

    o Pulley Systems

    o Rigging from fixed grids and RSJs

    o Strong working knowledge of Triple-E Track system

    - Experience of Lighting and Sound

    o Rigging and Focussing, Basic Plotting and Focus-Calling

    o Familiar with Strand and some ETC Desks (Smartfade, Smartfade ML)

    - Experience of Staging, Flooring and Seating Installation

    o Floor Cloths, Dance Floor and Modular Flooring

    o Modular Staging and Seating Blocks [inc. knowledge of appropriate technical standards and DDA legislation]

    - Experienced Flyman

    o Counterweight and Hemp flying

    o Fit-Up/Get-Out flying checks, loading and calls

    o Live show flying (West-End experience)

    o Hanging Plots, Fly Plots and Fly Floor management

    o Working experience of personnel flying (Freedom Flys)

    - Basic Carpentry

    - Basic Metal Working (MIG Welding, Angle Grinding)

    - Rehearsal Room and Stage Mark-Up

    - Experience of handling large sets

    - Experience of stage water installation [Large Pools and Rain Effects]

    - Experience of running shows during live performance; devising, writing and executing effective Cue Plots/Sheet

    Soft Skills

    - Effective Budget Management, negotiation and handling

    - Production Scheduling and efficient allocation of time and staff

    - Proven ability to bring projects in on time and on budget

    - Strong leadership, motivation and delegation skills

    - Good team player and strong collaborator

    - Excellent meeting planner and chair

    - Good timekeeping

    - Hard Working, with a high level of commitment to the task in hand

    - Sensitive to the needs of others

    - Very fast learner, able to adapt and apply acquired knowledge quickly and effectively

    - Excellent interpersonal skills

    - High personal standards and pride in work produced


    Dave Tuff

    Head of Stage

    Young Vic Theatre

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    Ted Murphy

    Production Manager

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    Anna Setchell

    Assistant Technical Manager

    Theatre Royal Brighton

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    About me

    A highly dedicated and motivated freelance theatre and live events production specialist with experience and

    training in both Technical and Production Management. A strong team leader and proactive collaborator with

    a strong sense and understanding of the creative and artistic side of the work and a proven track record in

    project, budget and personnel management. Highly computer literate and a quick learner who is able to adapt

    and apply new skills creatively and effectively in a variety of scenarios. Able to integrate quickly into teams

    and possesses a broad-ranging set of skills that would complement any production department.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Shakespeare
    Work Permits
    • EU
    • USA
    Interested in
    • Live Events
    DBS checked
    • No