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THEATRE CV DAVE BLAKE 12 b Roundhill Crescent Brighton BN2 3FR Tel 01273 620120 Mobile 07887 855448 e-mail: [email protected] AND CURRENTLY… 2007 – 2014 Technician – Komedia, Brighton SINCE 2000… 2000 – 2007 Freelance Technician – Komedia, Dome, Theatre Royal, Brighton, Sallis Benney, Gardner Arts Centre etc… AT THE MOMENT & THE NONE-TOO-DISTANT PAST… 2014 Lighting Design: ‘England Away’ - TFIU, National tour. 2013 Lighting Design: ‘Garage Band’ – Mercury Theatre Studio, Colchester. 2012 Lighting Design: ‘The Lovecraft Chronicles’ – Michael Sabbaton - Touring Lighting / Set Design: ‘Way Out West’ – TFIU, National tour Lighting / Staging Design: ‘Fever Pitch’ – TFIU, National tour. 2011 Co-writer; Set/Lighting Design; ‘Brighton ‘Til I Die!’ – TFIU / Fuel, Theatre Royal Brighton Lighting Design & technician: ‘The Call Of Cthulhu’ – Michael Sabbaton – National tour 2010 Lighting Design: ‘Don’t Shoot The Clowns’ – TFIU / Fuel. National tour Co-Devisor: ‘A Dircksian Phantasmagoria’ – Company Coup de Glass – White Nights Fest. Brighton 2006/7/10 Stage / Lighting Design: ‘Meeting Joe Strummer’ – TFIU - Edinburgh Festival & National tours QUITE A TIME AGO 2004 Lighting Design: Bill Bryson's 'Down Under’ G&J Productions – National tour Company Stage Manager: 'Pinocchio' – MCN Productions/Gardner Arts Centre Technical Stage Manager: Nightingale Theatre – Visions Festival 2003/4 Lighting Design/Stage Manager: 'Roadmovie' – Chantal Productions, National tour 2002 Company Stage Manager: ‘The Jungle Book’ – MCN Productions/Gardner Arts Centre Technical Stage Manager; ‘The Treason Show’ & ‘Ronaldo Ate My Credit Card’ – Edinburgh Festival 2001/2/3 Set/Lighting Design; Bill Bryson's ‘Notes From A Small Island’ – BTE, National tour 2001 Co-writer; Set/Lighting Design; ‘Brighton ‘Til I Die!’ – BTE, Gardner Arts Centre 2000 Deputy Stage Manager; ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ – MCN Productions/Gardner Arts Centre 1999/2000 Set/Lighting Design and Stage Manager; ‘Fever Pitch’ – BTE, National tour 1999 Deputy Stage Manager; ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – MCN Productions/Gardner Arts Centre Lighting Design; ‘Game’ – BTE, National tour Lighting Design; ‘The Look of Love – An Evening of Burt Bacharach’ – Komedia & Gardner Arts Centre OTHER THEATRE EXPERIENCE: As PRODUCTION MANAGER 1985/1993 Perrier Pick of the Fringe; Annual 3 week London season at Donmar Warehouse (’85 –’89), Place Theatre (’90), Purcell Room, South Bank (’91-’93). 1988/1990 John McCarthy ‘Hostage’ Benefit Shows; Camden Palace (’88), London Hippodrome (’89), Town & Country Club (’90) 1988/1989 Theatre de Complicite; Retrospective season at the Almeida Theatre, London 1988 Zenya Hamada Productions; Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Place Theatre, London 1987 Wesley Arts Festival; Wesley Hall, London London International Mime Festival; Two shows at Donmar Warehouse, London Tricycle Theatre at the Donmar Warehouse; ‘Trinidad Sisters’ As ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER 1985/1986 Steven Berkoff; Two solo shows at Donmar Warehouse, London As TECHNICAL MANAGER 1992/1995 The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead 1979/1980 Gate Theatre, London As DEPUTY MASTER CARPENTER 1991/1992 Dominion Theatre, London 1982 Astoria Theatre, London 1981/1982 Shaftesbury Theatre, London As CHARGEHAND DAYMAN (Stage) 1989/1990 Dominion Theatre, London 1980 Shaftesbury Theatre, London As HEAD FLYMAN 1990 Royal College of Music 1989 Dominion Theatre, London As LX AND/OR SOUND OP Royal College of Music; Donmar Warehouse; Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith; Hampstead Theatre; Gate Theatre; Hammersmith Palais; Komedia, Brighton; Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton; Dome, Brighton, Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton - various Edinburgh Fringe Festival venues; various London Fringe shows and venues As STAGE AND/OR FLYING CREW OR LX SHOWMAN OR LIME OP Dominion Theatre; Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith; Sadlers Wells; Donmar Warehouse; Westminster Hall; Shaftesbury Theatre; Duke of Yorks Theatre; Criterion Theatre; Prince Edward Theatre; Theatre Royal, Haymarket; Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton, Theatre Royal, Brighton As PRODUCER/CO-PRODUCER 1981 Two shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including ‘Fringe-First’ award winner 1986/1987 ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ at The Gate Theatre & The Man in the Moon, London 1989 ‘Stand & Deliver!’ Comedy Club, Oxford OTHER A number of LX and/or Sound Designs for studio/fringe shows. A number of double-up roles as S.M or D.S.M. Loads of Fit-ups/Get-outs etc… DAVE BLAKE… … has spent the majority of the last twenty-five years working in various roles on the production side of theatre and performance. These range from stints as Production Manager for the Perrier Comedy Awards and Theatre de Complicite, to re-creating Victorian theatrical stage illusions for Brighton’s White Night Festival - and being D.S.M. for Jim Davidson. He is a frequent collaborator with Brighton-based touring company 'The Future is Unwritten' for whom he has designed (predominantly lighting – sometimes staging) for over a decade. Shows for this company include the stage adaptation of Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch; original shows Meeting Joe Strummer, Way Out West, England Away and Brighton Til I Die! - as well as the co-productions of Bill Bryson’s Notes From A Small Island and Down Under. He has also lit shows for numerous touring companies, festivals and venues over the years including Michael Sabbaton’s The Call of Cthulhu and The Temple. Most recently he lit Garage Band at the Mercury Theatre Studio, Colchester.