Technical & Facilities Manager
Peter trained in Stage Management and Technical Theatre at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating in 1993. He has worked in stage management in repertory theatre at Northcott Theatre, Exeter, the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Arts Theatre, Cambridge, on tour in the UK and Europe with English Touring Opera, Cheek By Jowl and Northern Stage Company (including re-lights). Peter has also worked in stage, lighting and theatre electrics at Donmar Warehouse, English National Opera, Royal Court, Theatre Royal - Drury Lane (Miss Saigon) and the London Palladium, which included the West End runs of Saturday Night Fever and The King & I.
Whilst part of the lighting team at the Palladium, Peter also worked on numerous concerts including: Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Kirsty MacColl, Imagination, Sister Sledge, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Englebert Humperdink, and for the London Weekend Television series, ‘Friday Night at The London Palladium' with Bruce Forsyth.
Peter has worked in technical support for Higher Education starting at Dartington College of Arts in 2001 and subsequently, since 2010, at Falmouth University, as Technical & Facilities Manager for AMATA, managing a team of twelve technical specialists. He is part of the founding team for BA Technical Theatre Arts and also teaches and provides technical support across the range of AMATA courses in Music, Theatre and Dance. In addition to curricular activity, the technical team also work on AMATA’s public programme of Music, Theatre, Comedy and Dance, which uniquely provides placement opportunities for students to work directly with visiting professionals. During the summer months, AMATA hosts and provides technical support for conferences, summer schools, events and practitioner residencies. Peter remains active outside of the University and has recently provided technical services on concerts and events including Phil Jupitus, Fairport Convention, Paul Zerdin, The Manfreds.