Stuart French


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2011 - 2017Director of Technical Arts
Level 3 BTEC in Production ArtsThe BRIT School
The BRIT School
2011 - 2012Director of TechnIcal Theatre Arts
PericlesThe BRIT School
2011Technical Stage Manager
Rock Around the ClockSpirit Productions
2010Technical Stage Manager
Rock Around the Clock2010 Show Support
2007 - 2010Production Manager/ Lecturer
VariousNorth West Kent College
Miskin Theatre
2007 - 2008Production Stage Manager
Oh What a NightHandshake Productions
1996 - 1998Technical Stage manager
Summer HolidayApollo leisure
UK Tour
1994 - 1997Production Stage manager
Pickwick The MusicalApollo leisure
UK Tour
1996Technical Stage manager
Great ExpectationsApollo leisure
UK Tour
1987 - 1994Charge Hand
VariousGlyndebourne Opera Co
1986 - 1994Production Stage manager
Pickwick The MusicalApollo leisure
UK Tour
  • Education

    2015NPQSL - National professional qualification in Senior leadershipIOE - Institute of Education
    2009PTLLSNorth West Kent College
    2009CTLLSNorth West Kent College
    19852 yr. ActingThe Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
    19822Yr Drama Course with A levelsLewes Technical College
    1980O LevelsEastbourne Grammar School


    I own (and can operate):
    Grinder, Power Drill, Tape Measures, Socket Sets various, Assorted Spanners / Adjustables, Cordless Drill / Screwdriver

    Additional Skills


    * Hemp, Single and Double purchase Counterweight flying systems

    *Running the corner

    *Stage Management

    *Scheduling and Running Fit-ups, Shows and Get-outs

    *Risk Assessment

    *Health and Safety

    *Ladder trained including Tallescopes and access Platforms

    *Computer Qualifications in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Project

    *Prince2 an Overview

    *Full UK Driving Licence (up to 7.5 tonne)


    Stuart Worden - Principal The BRIT School

    Robin Francis- Company Manager

    Conor McGivern - Head of Projects (Stage One)

    Luke Child - Technical Manager

    Carl Richardson - 2010 Show Support

    Industry Awards

    2014 TTA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education

    About me

    An accomplished, resourceful Production / Technical Stage Manager with over 20 years experience. Proven realization skills in delivering shows to the highest standards throughout venues within the UK and Europe against challenging deadlines. A confident communicator able to prioritize who is highly organized providing good strong leadership and works well within a team. A fast learner with a pro-active approach to work and life. Skilled and qualified in all aspects of Stage craft and the financial management of shows with attention to detail and excellent record keeping.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Educational Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Pantomime
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • 7.5T