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Gareth Baston

Gareth Baston

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2017 Safety Manager, Stage manager and Performer
Tour
Engineering Magic/ Big Bang Little Bang
Nanogirl Labs
Abu Dhabi Science Festival/ NZ tour
2017 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
In the Night Garden Live
Will Tuckett
Minor Entertainment
Tour
2017 Site Manager
Event
World Masters Games 2017 - Entertainment Hub, Queens Wharf
Auckland Arts Festival
Queens Wharf, Auckland
2017 Producer, Safety Manager and Performer
Theatre
Engineering Magic
Auckland Arts Festival/ Nanogirl Labs
Vodaphone Events Centre, Manukau, NZ
2016 - 2017 Pyrotechnician
Music
Christmas Spectacular/ Space Spectacular/ St James Place Conference
Just FX
Royal Albert Hall, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow O2 Arena
2016 Safety and Stage Manager and Performer
Tour
Big Bang, Little Bang - New Zealand Tour
Nanogirl Labs
2016 Assistant Tutor
Education
Pyrotechnics Awareness Course
Just FX
Athenium Theatre, Royal Conservatoire Scotland
2016 Stage/ Tour Manage Manager
Tour
Aardman Animate It. LIVE!
Heights Management/ Dan Colman
2015 - 2016 Stage Manager
Theatre
Brainiac
Dan Colman Ltd/ Udderbelly Hong Hong Festival
Udderbelly Festival Hong Kong
2016 Production Manager and Producer
Theatre
Big Bang, Little Bang
Auckland Festival
Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, New Zealand
2015 Temporary Senior Stage Technician
Other
Turandot
Franco Zeffarelli
Royal Opera House Muscat
Royal Opera House Muscat
2015 Stage Manager
Theatre
Aardman Animate It
Dan Colman Ltd
Butlins Science Festival
2015 Company and Production Manager
Tour
Live Live Cinema, Little Shop of Horrors
Jumpboard
Auckland NZ and UK/ Ireland Tour
2015 Company Stage Manager
Tour
The Kiss Inside
Douglas Wright Dance/ Jumpboard, N.Z
New Zealand Tour
2015 Technical Production Manager
Theatre
Groupe F + Nanogirl
Auckland Arts Festival
2014 External Venues Production Manager
Theatre
Brighton Festival
Brighton Dome/ Brighton Festival
2014 Get Out Stage Manager
Theatre
The Importance of Being Earnest
Ambassadors Theatre Group/ Nigel Havers
2014 Company Stage Manager (cover)
Theatre
In the Night Garden
Minor Entertainment
Glasgow
2014 Production Manager
Theatre
George Square Gardens Arena
Assembly Festival
2013 - 2014 Senior Stage Technician
Theatre
Various Productions
Royal Opera House, Muscat
2013 Company Manager
Theatre
Brainiac
M4 Entertainment
Palace Theatre, London
2012 - 2013 Senior Stage Technician
Theatre
Various Productions
Royal Opera House Muscat
Royal Opera House Muscat
2012 Site Manager
Theatre
Assembly George Square
Assembly Festival
2012 Zone Manager
Event
Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Battersea Park
Diamond Jubilee Pageant Company
2011 Festival Production Manager
Other
Brighton Festival 2012
Brighton Dome and Festival
2011 Site Manager Shed 10 and Venues
Event
Rugby World Cup 2011, Queens Wharf, Fan Zone
Auckland Festival Trust
Queens Wharf
2011 Assistant Festival Producer
Event
Brighton Festival 2011
Brighton Dome and Festival
2011 Site Manager
Theatre
Festival Gardens
Auckland International Arts Festival
Aotea Square, Auckland, New Zealand
2011 Logistics Coordinator
Theatre
RSC Roundhouse Season
Royal Shakepeare Company
The Roundhouse, Camden
2010 Stage Manager
Event
Christmas Spectacular
Raymond Gubbay
O2 Arena, London
2010 Stage Manager
Other
Classical Spectacular
Raymond Gubbay
Manchester / Birmingham Arenas
2010 Logistics Coordinator
Theatre
RSC Roundhouse Season
Royal Shakepeare Company
The Roundhouse, Camden
2010 Site advisor
Other
Edinburgh Festival
Assembly Theatre
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
2010 Assistant Festival Producer
Other
Brighton Festival
Brighton Festival
2010 Stage Manager/ Pyrotechnician
Theatre
Brainiac - Big Bang, Manchester
Dan Colman Ltd
G- Mex Manchester
2010 Stage Manager
Other
Classical Spectacular
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
Liverpool Echo Arena
2010 Stage Manager
Other
Various Concerts and Conferences
Kings Place Music Foundation
King Place
2010 Stage Manager
Tour
Brainaic
Dan Colman Ltd
Butlins Tour
2009 - 2010 Tour Manager
Tour
Johann Strauss Gala
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
Tour
2009 Stage Manager
Theatre
Christmas Spectacular
Raymond Gubbay
O2 Arena, London
2009 Tour Manager
Theatre
Four Seasons By Candlelight
Raymond Gubbay
2009 Stage Manager
Theatre
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Riverside Theatre
Riverside
2009 Stage Manager
Other
Various Concerts and Conferences
Kings Place Music Foundation
King Place
2009 Production and Site Manager
Event
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival
Assembly Festival
2009 Stage Manager
Event
ITV Producers Forum
Kings Place
Kings Place
2009 Stage Manager
Event
Conference Pan McMillan
Kings Place Foundation
2009 Stage Manager
Theatre
Dance Challenge
Culture and Arts
Cadogan Hall
2009 Stage Manager
Theatre
The King and I
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
Royal Albert Hall
2009 Company Manager (Cover)
Theatre
Milkshake LIVE!
Dan Colman Ltd
Tour
2009 Site Manager
Event
Auckland Festival, New Zealand
Auckland International Festival
Red Square
2008 - 2009 Tour Manger
Tour
Johann Strauss Gala
Raymond Gubbay
Tour
2008 Tour Manger
Tour
Mozart By Candlelight
Raymond Gubbay
Tour
2008 Stage Manager
Tour
The Beatles, RPO and BBC Big Band
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Mexico Tour
2008 Site Manager
Event
Assembly Festival
Assembly Rooms
Assembly Rooms
2008 Production Manager
Theatre
Cunning Little Vixen
Royal College of Music
Britten Theatre
2007 - 2008 Production Manager
Theatre
Cartoon Network at Butlins
Dan Colman
Butlins Holiday Resorts
2007 - 2008 Logistics Coordinator
Theatre
Histories Season at The Roundhouse
Royal Shakespeare Company
Roundhouse, London
2007 - 2008 Stage Manager
Tour
Strauss Gala
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
Tour
2007 Stage Manager
Tour
Mozart By Candlelight
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
Tour
2007 Installations Team Leader
Other
Marks and Spencers Christmas Windows
Planorama
2007 Stage Manager
Tour
Milkshake LIVE!
DC Entertainment
Butlins
2007 Site Manager
Event
Assembly Rooms
Assembly Theatre
Assembly Theat
2007 Stage Manager
Other
Various Concerts
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2007 Props Buyer
Theatre
Never Forget
Arden Entertainment
Tour
2007 Stage Manager
Tour
Milkshake LIVE!
DC Entertainment
Butlins
2007 Site Manager
Event
Festival Hub/ Spiegel Tent/ Bars
Auckland Festival, New Zealand
New Zealand
2006 - 2007 Tour Manager
Tour
Strauss Gala
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
Tour
2006 Production Manager
Event
Live on the Eye
Global Angels
London Eye
2006 Production Manager
Theatre
Everything is Illuminated/ Faustus
Hampstead Theatre
2006 Stage Maanger
Theatre
Vagina Monologues
Mark Goucher
Tour
2006 Stage Manager
Event
Smile Day, Traflagar Square
Body and Soul/ Fabulous
2006 Stage Manager
Theatre
Vagina Monologues
Mark Goucher Ltd
Tour
2006 Stage Manager
Theatre
Classical Spectacular
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
European Tour
2006 Stage Manager
Theatre
Vagina Monologues
Michael Harrison
Tour
2005 - 2006 Tour Manager
Tour
Johann Strauss Gala
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
2005 Stage Manager
Other
Classical Spectacular
Raymond Gubbay/ DEAG
German/ Swiss Tour
2005 Company Manager
Theatre
Dirty Wonderland
Frantic Assembly
2005 Stage Manager
Theatre
Vagina Monologues
Mark Goucher
2005 Company Manager
Event
Flight 5065/ London Eye
Cafe Direct/ HOST
2005 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
The Importance of Being Earnest
Oxford Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse
2005 Props buyer
Theatre

Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Tour
2005 Stage Manager
Theatre
Comfort Me With Apples
Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre
2003 - 2005 Police Officer
Other
None
Sussex Police
2003 Company Manager
Tour
One Minute
Actors Touring Company
Tour
2002 - 2003 Tour Manager
Tour
Strauss Gala
Raymond Gubbay
Tour
2002 Production Manager
Theatre
Oedipus Rex + Gianni Schicci
Royal College of Music
Royal College of Music
2002 Stage Manager
Tour
Classical Spectacular
Raymond Gubbay Ltd
2002 Company Stage Manager
Tour
After the Dance
Oxford stage Company
2002 Venue Stage Manager
Theatre
Jesus Hopped the A Train
Background Production
The Arts Theatre, London
2002 Company Stage Manager
Tour
Rita, Sue and Bob Too/ State Affair
Out of Joint/ Background
International tour
2001 - 2002 Tour Manager
Tour
Strauss Gala
Raymond Gubbay
Tour
2000 - 2001 Tour Manager
Tour
Strauss Gala
Raymond Gubbay
Tour
2000 FOH Coordinator
Event
Covent Garden Opera festival
Covent Garden Festival
2000 Stage Manager
Event
Hoxton festival
Background Production
Hoxton
2000 Lighting Technician
Event
City of London Festival
City of London Festival
2000 Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Strangers on a Train
Reddington, Mathews and Toerien
Tour
1999 - 2000 Tour Manager
Tour
Johann Strauss Gala
Raymond Gubbay
Tour
1997 - 1999 Company Manager
Theatre
Cherry Orchard + 3 others
Method and Madness
Tour
1996 DSM
Theatre
Lettica and Lovage
CV Productions
1996 DSM
Theatre
Various
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
1996 ASM
Theatre
Midsummer Night's Dream
Dukes Theatre
Williamson park
1995 - 1996 ASM
Theatre
Various
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
1995 ASM
Theatre
Comedy of Errors
Dukes Theatre Lancaster
Williamson Park

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2018
    NEBOSH Diploma In Occupational Health and Safety (currently studying)
    SMC Chorley
  • 2016
    First Aid at Work (3 day)
    British Red Cross
  • 2015
    IPAF 3B (MEWP)
    Facelift Access
  • 2014
    Nebosh General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - DISTINCTION
    RRC
  • 2010
    Counterbalance Forklift Training
    Forklift Training Services, Bolney
  • 2010
    First Aid at Work
    British Red Cross
  • 2009
    Pyrotechnics - Safety Awareness
    Just FX Training Course
  • 1995
    Ba Technical Theatre Arts (Stage Management)

About me

An excellent communicator. Experienced in Theatre, Festivals, Concerts, Conferences and Touring. A strong technical background with a stage bias. A strong interest in Health and Safety.

Happy to act as a Company Manager, Tour Manager, Stage Manager or Production Manager.

Additional Skills

C1 Driving Entitlement (7.5t truck.)
First Aid at Work
Pyro Awareness
Counter Balance Forklift Truck. B1
IPAF 3b (cherry Picker licence)

Industry Awards

None.

Referees

Please feel free to contact any of my previous employers.

Skills

Primary Job Title Production Manager
Secondary Job Title Company Stage Manager
Job Titles Company Stage Manager, Production Manager, Props Assistant, Props Buyer, Props Manager, Stage Manager, Technical Manager, Technical Stage Manager, Tour Manager
Years in industry 6+ years
Company Experience Children's Theatre, Educational Theatre, International Touring Theatre, Regional Theatre, UK Touring Theatre
Languages Spoken French
Organisation Membership BECTU
Experienced in Comedy, Dance, Devised, Drama, Fringe, Live Events, Musicals, Outdoor Events, Pantomime, Shakespeare
Work Permits EU
Interested in European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
DBS checked No
Driving Licences Standard, 7.5T
Industry training Fireworks/Pyrotechnics, First Aid (Any)

Professional Recommendations

  • Dean Burné
    Dean Burné · Stage Manager

    I have had the pleasure of working alongside Gareth on various productions of Brainiac Live, Although Brainiac is a very complicated production Gareth was a strong leader throughout and a valid member of the production management.