Sept 1990 to Jun 1991:
Aireville Secondary Modern, Gargrave Rd, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Sept 1991 to Jun 1997:
Ermysted's Grammar School, Gargrave Rd, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Oct 1995 to May 1997 (Evenings):
Craven College, Aire Block, Gargrave Rd, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Sept 1997 to May 2000:
Queen Margaret University College, Corstorphine, Edinburgh
21/07/2003 to 08/08/2003:
Edutech Ltd, Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford
Oct 2007 to June 2008:
The Open Universtity
Oct 2010 to June 2011:
Mind the Gap, Lister Mills, Bradford
Feb 2014 to May 2014:
Shipley College, Saltaire, W Yorks
Summary of Experience
5 years; including 1 year in council tax, and 2 years of post-room experience
Organised and produced two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe (2013 & 2014), Programme Manager at the First Irish Discworld Convention (2009), head of Skipton Players' Gala Float Committee (2003), producer of five independent theatrical productions
Teaching / Instruction:
Created workshops to raise political awareness ahead of 2015 general election and EU Referendum, fight director for eight stage fight scenes, trained three people in use of theatre lighting systems, qualified fencing coach, and teaching qualification.
17 years consistently, 10 occasional before that; including over 25 productions with acting parts (2 leads, 7 major, 25 minor, 3 walk-on), and over 30 productions as backstage staff (1 props, 8 effects, 13 lighting design, 2 lighting engineer, 9 lighting & effects, 4 ASM, 8 SM)
Web / IT:
Webmaster for Skipton Players (2 years) and King Cobra Theatre, also this website since 2003. Have been using a computer since 1985.
Qualifications and Certificates
GCSE (Summer 1995)
A-Level (Summer 1996)
A-Level (Summer 1997)
Cert(HE) in Drama and Theatre Arts from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh (May 2000)
ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence (August 2003)
Open College Network Qualification in Making Theatre from Mind The Gap, Bradford (July 2011)
Award in Education and Training Level 3, City & Guilds (May 2014)
British Academy of Fencing Grade 4 Foil Proficiency Award (March 2001)
British Academy of Fencing Instructors Certificate (March 2001)
British Academy of Fencing Basic Foil Coaching Certificate (May 2001)
British Academy of Fencing Basic Sabre Coaching Certificate (May 2001)
British Academy of Fencing Grade 5 Sabre Proficiency Award (June 2001)
UK Driving Licence (December 2011)
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Grade 2 Honours Pass at Speaking of Verse and Prose (June 1987)
Apr 1995 to July 1997
Skipton Little Theatre, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Head of the 2003 Gala Float Committee, which won 2nd Prize.
Trained three people in use of theatre effects equipment.
Redesigned and re-launched the Skipton Players' Website.
Webmaster for Skipton Players from 15/07/04 to 22/09/06. Stepped down due to living 200 miles away.
Jun 2002 to Dec 2002
Arcadia Players, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard (Sept 2002): "Ezra Chater".
Independent Productions at Skipton Little Theatre
At various events: DSM, camera operator, vision mixer, sound operator, SM, rigger, stagehand. Assisted with get-in, set-up, take-down and get-out.
May 2008 to onwards
Skipton Little Theatre, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Busybody by Jack Popplewell (Jun 2008): "DC Goddard"; Lighting design. Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton (Dec 2008): Lighting design; Stage Manager; Lighting and Effects. A Month of Sundays by Bob Larbey (Feb 2009): Lighting design; Stage Manager; Lighting and Effects. Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas (Jun 2009): "Charles Wykeham"; Lighting design. Breezblock Park by Willy Russell (Dec 2012): "Tommy"; Lighting design. Sherlock Holmes' Christmas Casebook (Dec 2013): "Peterson"; "Breckinridge" Count Dracula by Ted Tiller (Oct 2015): "Renfield" Treasure Island From the book by RL Stephenson (Dec 2015): "Ben Gunn"; Various Pirates; Fight Director Bouncers by John Godber (Jun 2016): "Les"
Discworld Convention 2008, Birmingham Hitlon Metropole Hotel
At various events: Lighting operator, sound operator, camera operator. Assisted with get-in, set-up, take-down and get-out, slept in tech room as additional security.
Halifax Savoyards, Victoria Hall, Settle, North Yorkshire
Patience by Gilbert & Sullivan: Assistant Stage Manager.
Oct 2009 onwards
Sacar Drama & Theatre Crafts Workshop
10th Anniversary Show (Oct 2009): Multiple characters; Lighting setup. Solo's Journey (May 2010): Solo; Lighting design, fight director, script editor. Playing in Shop Windows (Jul 2011): Performer. Sunbridge Road Colliery Band (Oct 2012 and Jun 2015): Band Leader. The Y-Factor (December 2014 and May 2015): Contestant. The House of Dead Ivy (Oct 2016): Inspector Stevenson.
October 2010 to March 2013
Mind the Gap, Bradford
Irresistible (Oct 2010): Chorus member. Dissecting Mice and Men (Spring 2011): Director, film editor. End of year Showcase (Jul 2011): "George" (in extracts from Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, adapted by Mike Kenny), various minor parts, Chancellor of the Exchequer by Barry Cryer, Bring Me Sunshine; Backstage assistant. Real Voices, Real Lives (Nov 2011): Performer.
Various supporting roles in workshops and forum theatre pieces, minor film-making roles (camera, assistant director, voice over, editor).
Muse of Fire (November 2012 to March 2013): Writer, producer, director, cameraman, editor. The Fifth Duck (2013): Chief writer, casting director, fight choreographer, cast member. Henry V: Here & Now (2014): Writer, casting director, producer, lead actor.
24/08/12 to 27/08/12
Discworld Convention 2012, Brimingham Hilton Metropole Hotel
Shop Assistant (Saturdays) at Craven Model Centre, Skipton, North Yorkshire Duties:Watching for shoplifters; handling cash; dealing with customers; maintaining the stock; and posting mail orders.
School Work Experience Programme: Curator's Assistant at Craven Museum, Skipton, North Yorkshire Duties:Investigating items of interest; researching and setting up displays; and general supervision of exhibits.
03/05/2000 to 12/08/2000
Part Time Bar Staff at The Rainbow Inn, East Craigs, Edinburgh Duties:Serving customers with drinks and food; restocking the fridges; handling cash; and general cleaning of the bar area.
09/04/2001 to 28/04/2001
Landscape Gardener on temporary contract to my father, in Badbergen, Deutschland Duties:Digging turves; laying paths; and uprooting tree stumps.
12/12/2001 to 09/12/2002
Bradford and Bingley Associate, employed through Office Angels, at Crossflatts, West Yorkshire Duties:Recovering outstanding PEP debts using computerised letter systems; data entry; filing records; and stuffing envelopes.
29/09/2003 to 31/08/2004
Craven District Council - Council Tax Assesment Officer, employed through Rotherwood Recruitment, at Skipton Town Hall Duties:Inputting results of surveys onto computer; dealing with enquiries; processing council tax amendments and direct debit actions.
06/12/04 to 11/02/2005
The Factoring Services Group - Office Junior, employed through Rotherwood Recruitment, at Factor House, Skipton Duties:Filing, sorting post, entering invoice batches onto computer.
01/09/2004 to 31/07/2005
Various short-term temporary contracts through Rotherwood Recruitment in the Skipton and Keighley areas Posts:Office junior, invoice clerk, despatch processor, post room assistant.
16/08/2005 to 22/06/2007
London Borough of Harrow - Postroom Assistant, employed through Pertemps Recruitment, at Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow Duties:Collecting post from main post room, sorting and distributing to internal departments; Recording and sending outgoing post; Document scanning.
3/10/2011 to 23/3/2013
Mind the Gap - Acting Company Member, Bradford Duties:Various minor acting roles as required; Assisting Making Theatre course members with media projects; Devising and running educational workshops for outreach sessions with local schools; Assisting the Production Manager in his duties.
People First Keighley & Craven - Member (Vice-Chair from Dec 2015) General office administration and support work; Devising and delivering workshops; Project planing and assistance; Peer support.
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