Photograph from The Changing Room - lighting design by JamieJM
© JM Rehersal Photo | Photographer: Jamie Mayhew | From the show The Changing Room
Photograph from The Changing Room - lighting design by JamieJM
© JM Rehersal Photo | Photographer: Jamie Mayhew | From the show The Changing Room
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Jamie Mayhew

I am pursuing a career in technical theatre, specifically aiming to become a lighting technician and designer. I’m currently studying BTEC Production Arts, Computer Science at Sixth Form. Following completion of my courses in July 2020, I would like to continue to an apprenticeship working in the backstage theatre sector.

Within my Production Arts course I am undertaking the lighting design and operation for the NT Connections project. This involves creating the lighting designs for our school studios, and transferring to the Albany Theatre, Deptford for a performance as part of the festival.

Having not been in a position to be eligible for work due to insurance, I have instead sought to gain practical experience through volunteering and work experience, including at:

  • Lantern Arts Centre, Wimbledon – An amateur dramatics theatre where I have volunteered; operating the lighting, sound and AV cues for two productions in February and July 2019.
  • Colour House Theatre, Merton – I am a technical operator at the amateur theatre group producing children’s shows, where I work alternate weeks. I am also involved with programming lighting for the new shows, helping me to gain valuable experience working with the Theatre’s Director.
  • White Light – I have completed two work experience placements here, each giving me insight into the different departments that make up a large theatre hire company.
  • Royal Albert Hall – I spent a week of work experience, experiencing the back office support departments and front of house technical operations. This provided a broad insight into the venue’s management and day to day operation.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Changing Room Theatre Ricards Lodge High School
RLHS Senior Ensemble
Lighting Designer Director: Jack Ralton
Set designer: Issy Jordan and Natalya Yiannakou
Mar 2020
Bye Bye Birdie Theatre Lantern Arts Centre
LAC
Lighting Designer Director: Johnny Keefe and Susie Pottinger
Jul 2019
Theatre:
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Education Establishment
Musical:
  • Education Establishment
Dance:
  • Education Establishment
Contact method Details
Email address enquiries@jamiemayhew.com

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