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Barry Abbotts

Barry Abbotts

Chief Electrician
Location : Greater London

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YearJob Title / Type Name of Production Company / Venue
2009Head of Lighting
 Spring Tour

English Touring Opera
2008Head of Lighting
 Autumn Tour

English Touring Opera
2008Chief Production Electrician
 Hyde Park Calling (VIP area)
White Light Events
2008Production Electrician
 Spring Tour

English Touring Opera
2007Chief Electrician
 Das Rheingold, Eugene Onegin, Les Miserables, Cosi Fan Tutti
Longborough Festival Opera
Longborough Festival Opera


college1998, Musical Instrument Technology (Piano) HND
London Guildhall University
college1981, City & Guilds 181
Paddington Technical College
About me
I have been a chief production electrician/lighting designer for 25 years, working in all areas of theatre, conference, event and exhibition.
I have worked with The Bolshoi and Kirov opera/ballet companies, Imagination and White Light Events, touring and West-End transfers. My passion is for theatre in all its guises and I have a great deal of experience in it! I don't do sound!! I am about to start my third tour with English Touring Opera as their Head of Lighting.
Additional Skills
Very patient, good crew chief, good interpreter of director/designer vision
Guy Hoare, Lighting Designer
Paul Tucker, Production Manager
Malcolm Rippeth, Lighting Designer
Steve Hawkins, Production Manager
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Primary Job TitleChief Electrician
Job TitlesDeputy Production Manager, Electrician, Chief, Electrician, Deputy Chief, Electrics Board Programmer, Lighting Designer, Lighting Director, Lighting Operator, Lighting Technician, Production Manager, Technical Manager
Years in industry6 years +
Company ExperienceChildrens Theatre, Educational Theatre, Ethnic Theatre, Exhibitions, International Touring Theatre, National Theatre, Regional Theatre, UK Touring Theatre
Languages SpokenEnglish
Organisation MembershipBECTU
Experienced inBallet, Comedy, Drama, Exhibitions, Live Events, Musicals, Opera, Pantomime, Revue, Shakespeare, Tragedy
Interested inEuropean Tour, Live Events, UK Tour, World Tour
DBS checkedYes