Huw Williams

Huw was Head of Sound for Sheffield Theatres between 1991-2003. At the Crucible favourite sound designs include Boys Stuff, Blue Remembered Hills and Angels in America. Other designs include Brassed Off and The Heiress (National Theatre and national tours), Brian Friel’s Lovers (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), The Tempest (Old Vic) and Spoonface Steinberg (New Ambassadors). Before joining Sheffield Theatres Huw worked at Oxford Playhouse, Worcester Swan, Cheltenham Everyman, Watford Palace and the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park and for companies including Ad Hoc, Artifice, Third Angel and Communicado. He has also recorded soundscapes and installations for exhibitions at Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries. Broken Chords was Huw’s first collaboration with VDT. Most recently with the company he was the Production Manager for the Act One: Test Run and Look At Me Now, Mummy tour in 2007/8. He lives in Sheffield.

Mat Ort

Over the past 15 years Mat has worked as Production and Technical Manager for a diverse range of theatre, dance and arts companies delivering touring productions, site specific work, international arts festivals and numerous one-off site responsive commissions. Companies include Salisbury International Arts Festival, Inside Out Dorset Festival, Milton Keynes International Festival, Inside Out Dorset Festival, In Between Time Festival, The World Famous, National Theatre of Scotland, Frantic Assembly, Dreamthinkspeak, AndNow:, Bgroup, Vincent Dance Theatre, Theo Clinkard Dance, Probe, Unlimited Theatre, New Movement Collective, Stan Won’t Dance, Paines Plough and Trestle Theatre.

Dom Martin

Dom graduated in Theatre Design at Bretton Hall in 2000 and has since worked extensively as Production/Technical Manager nationally and internationally for companies such as Jasmin Vardimon, Rafael Bonachela, Sulayman Al-Bassam and as a technician for Random Dance, Jonzi D, The Royal Opera House and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. He is also a freelance designer and video artist specialising in VJ’ing, sampling and new technology. He co-founded the physical theatre/new technology company, 7K, and tours its work internationally. Dom worked with Vincent Dance Theatre for the 2007 tour of Broken Chords and Punch Drunk, the 2010 UK tour of If We Go On and the 2010 North American tour of Broken Chords and If We Go On. He is director of Blueboxx Creative Ltd based in Borehamwood.

Chloe Kenward

Chloe graduated with a First Class degree in Drama from the University of Hull in 2006. In the same year she won the Michael Northern Bursary from the Association of Lighting Designers for showing “exemplary talent in lighting design”. Chloe has worked as a lighting designer and technician for various companies including The Royal National Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, Peepolykus, Quicksilver, Louder than Words, Universal Arts, Laban Centre, Tall Stories Theatre Company, Ffin Dance, Ben M Rogers and Headlong Theatre. Chloe worked with Vincent Dance Theatre during the 2007/8 tour of Act One: Test Run and Look At Me Now, Mummy. She is based in London.

Nik Kennedy

Nik is a freelance sound engineer who has worked with Jasmin for the last three years.  He has travelled extensively around the world with music, dance and theatre tours. He has toured with artists such as Oasis, Basement Jaxx, Erasure, Yazoo, The harder They Come, The People Show, The Whoopee Club, Rafael Bonchello and The Cholmodeleys and Featherstonehaughs. He is also involved in the sound design of “Death of a Double Act” a short film due to be released next year. Nik has also won great acclaim as DJ at many after show parties and events.

Francis Gardner

Francis has been providing professional sound engineering services to the live music and performance arts industry since 1999. His career is a mixture of touring as a front-of-house and monitor engineer, and working as an in-house technician. Francis also provides tour management and production management services. He was Sound Engineer in 2012/13 for Vincent Dance Theatre’s Motherland.

francisgardner.com

Elb Hall

Elb spent fifteen years in stage management with, amongst others, Nottingham Playhouse, New Perspectives, Compass, Stafford Gatehouse, Pilot, Colchester Mercury, York Theatre Royal and at the Crucible in Sheffield. He toured extensively with John Hegley, Mark Steel and Linda Smith.  He then re-trained between 2005-08 at the renowned Newark School of Musical Instrument Technology as a piano tuner and technician and now works in both areas, most recently touring to Argentina and Bulgaria with Forced Entertainment and twice spending ten days in Sierra Leone, bringing the pianos up to scratch in time for the ABRSM exams at the Ballanta Academy of Music in Freetown. He lives in Sheffield, still making painfully slow progress towards his recreational ice dance certificate.

elb@pianotuner.org.uk

Greg Akehurst

Greg has worked as Sound Designer and Production Manager for companies including Quarantine, The Ashton Group and Contact Theatre. Sound Designs include Susan and Darren, Something a Taxi Driver in Liverpool Said and Playing Field for Quarantine, Love Letters for the Ashton Group and Everybody Watches TV for Contact Theatre. Greg also composes and produces music and is Sound Design Tutor for the Arden School of Theatre. Greg worked with Vincent Dance Theatre for the 2007 tour of Broken Chords. He is based in Manchester.

Richie Orr

Richie Orr was Vincent Dance Theatre’s Lighting Designer for Caravan of Lies in 2000 and worked as Lighting Designer and Technical Manger for the Germinate participation project Plunge in 2001. Richie is currently Production Manger for Monster Productions, one of the UK’s leading producers of theatre for the very young.

James Harrison

James began his training in lighting and sound at Sheffield University (1994) and went on to graduate in Theatre Design at Bretton Hall College (1999). He has designed lighting for Third Angel (Where from Here, Believe the Worst, Leave No Trace, Presumption) Dead Earnest (Stalingrad, set & lighting), Point Blank (Roses & Morphine, set and lighting) and all Vincent Dance Theatre’s productions since 2001. As a Production/Technical Manager, James has toured nationally and internationally with theatre and dance companies Third Angel, Blast Theory, Scarlet Theatre, Vincent Dance Theatre, Wendy Houstoun and Forced Entertainment. James is currently Technical Manager at Leeds Metropolitan Studio Theatre and Gallery. He lives in Sheffield.