In my free time when I’m not coding, I like to get involved in Cambridge’s amateur theatre scene. I’ve been interested in technical theatre since forever; my dad was a Location Engineer with BBC News Location Facilities so in some ways this followed naturally.
At high school I was involved with events ranging from concerts to conferences and from awards evenings to musicals. During the Christmas vacation of my first year at university, I was lucky enough to be selected as a technician for the Cambridge University European Theatre Group’s tour of Twelfth Night. My summer was then spent touring Japan with the Pembroke Players' tour of Romeo & Juliet. 2017 saw me take on the role of Production Manager for the Cambridge American Stage Tour’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
In the summer of 2018 I had the pleasure of sound designing my first opera, The Pirates of Penzance at the famous Minack Theatre in Porthcurno near Land’s End. The Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society put on an production here each year and I have had the pleasure of returning each year since.
Other things I’ve been involved with but which aren’t necessarily theatrical in nature include:
- Iolanthe (Green Opera) — Video Editor
- Any Questions? (BBC Radio 4) — Venue Technician
- The Big Questions (BBC 1) — Production Assistant
- 27 Strings — Band Technician