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Kevin Thwaites

Kevin Thwaites

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2011 Lighting Designer / Programmer
Event
Carols of Light Concert
Vortex Lighting Ltd
Durham Cathedral
2011 Lighting Designer / Programmer
Theatre
HUGE - Ultimate Party Band
Vortex Lighting Ltd
The Barbican, York
2011 Production Electrician
Event
Stockport Youth Awards
Blitz Communications
Stockport Town Hall
2011 Production Electrician
Event
Nokia Lumia 800 Launch
Verridian PLC
Leicester Space Centre
2011 Video Technician
Event
Minister Law - "Arabian Nights" Awards
Hawk Audio Visual
Saville Hall, Leeds
2011 Crew Manager
Event
Various Productions
Diamond Event Services
2011 Production Electrician
Event
Graduation & Awards Evening
Newlands Corporate Communications
Kirtley Hall - Northumberland College
2011 Production Electrician
Event
Nokia / Micro-P Event
Verridian PLC
Micro-P HQ - Basingstoke
2011 Production Electrician
Event
St Teresa's Hospice Charity Ball
Vortex Lighting Ltd
Lingfield Point, Darlington
2011 Lighting Designer
Theatre
Encore Dance Show
Sandra Welsh & Ian Pyle Dancers
Darlington Civic Theatre
2011 Theatre Technician
Theatre
Pitman Painters
Bill Kenwright Ltd
Darlington Civic Theatre
2011 Production Electrician
Event
Aviva Strategic Partnerships
Hawk Audio Visual
The Mariott, Peterborough
2011 Technical Manager
Theatre
"Viva Las Vegas" - Ball
Darlington Arts Academy
Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe
2011 Production Manager
Event
Phones 4 U GSM Conference
Verridian PLC
Alton Towers Resort
2011 Production Electrician
Event
Platinum Club Event
Verridian PLC
The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield
2011 Stage Manager
Event
CYC Culture Shock Festival 2011
AS Audio
Theatre Big Top - Harrogate Showground
2011 Production Electrician
Event
Orange Chill 'n' Charge
AS Audio
Glastonbury Festival
2011 Event Technician
Exhibition
Gareth Gates / N8 Event
Verridian PLC
T Mobile - Greenock
2011 Lighting Designer / Programmer
Theatre
HUGE - Barbican Re-opening Event
Vortex Lighting
The Barbican, York
2011 Theatre Technician
Theatre
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Gala Theatre, Durham
Gala Theatre, Durham
2011 Production Manager
Tour
Drum Chasers
Music Fix Ltd
19 Venues Nationwide
2011 Lighting Designer / Programmer
Tour
Drum Chasers
Music Fix Ltd
Various UK venues
2007 - 2011 Lighting Designer / Programmer
Theatre
HUGE - Ultimate Party Band
Vortex Lighting
Grand Opera House, York
2006 - 2011 Proprietor & Production Manager
Theatre
Theatre/Conferences/Fashion Shows/Concerts
Wicked Technical Services
2009 - 2011 Transport Manager & Installer
Other
Various
Scenic Projects Ltd
Theatres around the UK
2005 - 2011 Lighting Programmer / Production Electrician
Other
Various
Vortex Lighting Ltd
2010 Technical Manager
Theatre
One Night Only
Darlington Arts Academy
Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe
2010 Executive Producer & Production Manager
Theatre
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
WTS Productions
Customs House, South Shields
2010 Production Electrician
Tour
Nokia N8 Ambassadors Roadshow
Verridian PLC
London-Bristol-Manchester-Newcastle
2010 Production Electrician / Crew Supplier / Transport Services
Tour
Best Buy Europe Connected World Conference 2010
Verridian PLC
Various UK venues
2010 Lighting Designer / Programmer
Theatre
"Don't Stop Believin'" Dance Spectacular
Ian Pyle & Sandra Welsh Dance School
Darlington Civic Theatre
2010 Lighting Designer / Programmer
Event
EDC Awards & Staff Conference
East Durham College
East Durham College
2010 Lighting Programmer
Event
South Tyneside Business Awards
Vortex Lighting / Spacecraft
Harlow Printing Warehouse, South Shields
2010 Production Electrician
Event
Fundraising & Awareness Events Week
Verridian PLC
St Peters Hospice, Bristol
2010 GrandMA2 Programmer/Operator
Event
Durham Mysteries
NiteLites / Gala Theatre, Durham
Outdoor Stage - The Sands, Durham
2010 Chief Electrician
Tour
"Bat - The Symphony
Rockman Music Ltd
Various UK venues
2010 Chief Electrician
Tour
Bad Boy Johnny & the Prophets of Doom
Rockman Music Ltd
2010 Production Electrician
Exhibition
Platinum Club Event
Verridian PLC
Menzies Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon
2009 Producer & Director
Theatre
Steven Berkoff's "East"
WTS Productions
The Customs House, South Shields
2009 Production Electrician
Event
Tesco Phone Shop Conference
Verridian PLC
Hellidon Lakes Hotel, Daventry
2009 Production Electrician
Other
Phones 4 U GSM Conference
Verridian PLC
Paragon Hotel, Birmingham
2009 Lighting Technician
Event
Culture Shock Festival
AS Audio
Pickering Showground
2009 Chief Electrician
Tour
Noise Ensemble
Louder than Words/Snap to Black
Mid Scale UK
2009 Technical Manager
Theatre
Various - Receiving House
Durham County Council
Bishop Auckland Town Hall
2009 Production Manager
Event
O2 Connected World Roadshow
Verridan PLC/Snap to Black
Manchester / London / Glasgow
2008 Effects Supervisor
Theatre
Aladdin
Gala Theatre
Gala Theatre, Durham
2008 Technical Stage Manager
Cruise
Seabourn Legend
Yachts of Seabourn
2008 Chief AV Engineer
Theatre
Live & Unsigned 08
Live Effects/Wicked Technical Services
Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls
2007 Lighting Designer
Theatre
We Will Rock You
Gala Theatre Stage School
Gala Theatre, Durham
2001 - 2004 Theatre Technician
Theatre
Various - Receiving/Producing House
Sutton Theatres
Secombe Theatre / Charles Cryer Studio Theatre

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2011
    OCR Level 3 CPC in National Road Haulage
    Van Hee Training Ltd
  • 2001
    GNVQ Adv Performing Arts
    Darlington

Equipment

I own and can operate: 13.6m Step Frame Box Trailer, Truck - MAN 6x2 Tractor Unit, Altair Digital Wireless Comms

About me

I would like to forward people to look at my CV as this has a more in depth insight into my employment & experience

I spent 2 years working in a receiving/producing house in South-East London as a Duty Manager/Theatre Technician proir to returning home. I have worked for over 3 years with Vortex Lighting as Lighting Programmer & Operator (as well as maintaining hire equipment) on various projects including: College Ball, "The Deep End" Corporate Talent Show, product launches (IWannaBe & Mini Clubman), Stanley Blues Festival, Country & Western Festival. Lighting Programmer for "We Will Rock You" at the Gala Theatre, Durham (with over 35 moving fixtures) in 12 hours!! Experienced GrandMA Programmer & detailed understanding of automated fixtures.

Skills

Primary Job Title Production Manager
Secondary Job Title Lighting Designer
Job Titles Company Stage Manager, Deputy Production Manager, Electrician, Electrician, Chief, Electrician, Deputy Chief, Electrics Board Programmer, Events Manager, Executive Producer, Lighting Designer, Lighting Director, Lighting Operator, Lighting Technician, Producer, Production Co-ordinator, Production Manager, Production Supervisor, Rigger, Road Manager, Technical Manager, Technical Stage Manager, Technician, Technician, Chief, Theatre / Venue Manager, Tour Manager
Years in industry 6+ years
Company Experience Children's Theatre, Educational Theatre, Exhibitions, National Theatre, UK Touring Theatre
Languages Spoken English
Experienced in Ballet, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Exhibitions, Festival, Live Events, Musicals, Outdoor Events, Pantomime, Shakespeare, Showcase
Work Permits EU
Interested in European Tour, Live Events, UK Tour
DBS checked Yes