I have been House Manager at Barbican Theatre since August 2018, and can say that no two days are the same. I work across both Barbican Theatre and Plymouth Athenaeum: both sites are very different and present us with some interesting challenges. Our future project of regenerating the Plymouth Athenaeum is very exciting one and one which we hope will bring a wide programme of high-quality work to the venue. I oversee the day-to-day management of our Box Office and Front of House operations – meaning if you book a ticket or see a show with us, I’m the person whose job it is to make sure you have a good experience!
I didn’t start out in theatre and taught in a secondary school in Swindon for 4 years before taking a ‘gap year’ when offered a job as a touring Wardrobe Mistress. That was 26 years ago and the rest as they say is history!. I have been fortunate to have worked on some fantastic shows, in magnificent theatres around Europe and the UK, and with truly talented people.
“Believe you can, and you’re half way there” Theodore Roosevelt