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The majority of our Committee are working professionals who give up their free time to develop and build the PMF into a useful and supportive organisation for our industry.

To assist them, we have recently introduced Associates to work along side Committee Members on a particular area or project, to aid in the delivery, especially at busy periods in our work/life schedules.

We have no specific Committee Vacancies at the moment, but are always keen to hear from members who feel they have a particular skill or area of expertise to bring to the PMF.

David Evans


I am Head of Production at National Theatre Wales.

Prior to joining NTW I worked as a freelance Production Manager and consultant. This work included touring with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands and Play without Words,  a couple of years with Phoenix Dance, The Dance Consortium and Inspector Calls among others. (more…)

Pip Robinson

Forums & Social Media

I am freelance Production Manager.

Until Recently, I worked for the O2 Arena as Deputy Production Manager where I was responsible for the Technical management of the arena and its assets for major touring events and productions. In theatre, I was previously engaged as Production Manger for the Marlowe Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre.


Michael Ager

Job Vacancies

I currently work for the National Theatre as a Deputy Production Manager, working on shows across the company’s three theatres on the South Bank in London.

My recent shows as a Deputy PM include “Three Sisters”, “Master Harold and the Boys”, “Small Island” and “Tartuffe”. In 2019 I production Managed the NT Connections Festival in the Dorfman Theatre. (more…)

Peter Dean


I spent 10 years as Deputy Director of Technical Theatre at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Prior to that I was a Production Manager in regional theatre.

I joined the PMF Committee in 2018, as I had some spare time to be able to devote to its administration and development, and thereby support my fellow PMs. (more…)

Suzy Somerville

Support Hub

After graduating from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, I rotated through most elements of technical theatre, including a rather disastrous winter in a tent in Regent’s Park as a Wardrobe Mistress.

After many years of touring nationally and internationally I finally moved over into Production Management.


Ollie Brown


I trained in the early 2000’s at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I am now working at Hull Truck as the Head of Production and Technical.

I lead the production and building teams, whilst also undertaking creative roles and Production Managing Hull Truck productions.


Ian Taylor

Website & IT Systems

I am a professional production manager with over a decade of experience in the theatre industry. I have an extensive background in production and stage management, I am also managing director of eStage, a company dedicated to serving the production needs of the entertainment industry.


Ned Lay

Events Sector

I am a freelance production manager, who specialises in an array of work, primarily in the events sector, but also in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Fashion, Dance, Opera.

I love a challenge and a project I can really sink my teeth into. Nothing is impossible, the solution hasn’t been shared yet. (more…)

Mandy Ivory-Castile

Resources and Information

I am currently the Head of Production and Planning at Sherman Theatre in Cardiff.

I am originally from East London where I started working on the London Fringe in the early nineties. (more…)

Martin Radmall


I am currently the Head of Projects for Brilliant Stages & Tait, working on some of the largest shows in the concert touring industry, also overseeing installation works for London design festival, motor sport and projects for the musicals in the West End.

Prior to this I worked managing installations of stage engineering into buildings and installing TD structures around the major festivals and events in Europe.

Truly proving a problem is ‘just a solution in the making’. (more…)

Dan Shelley

Resources Associate

I am currently working as the Technical Manager for the Battersea Arts Centre.

In my role, I am currently the technical and production manager for all commercial and community events that take place at the BAC, which has had a huge range events including BBC Proms Launch 2019, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020/2021 and ‘The Way Out’ a collaboration between the BAC and BBC Arts which aired on the BBC in May 2020. (more…)

Ben Pugh

Media Associate

For over 20 years I’ve been delivering management infrastructure for projects, productions, festivals, and events in the creative and cultural industries, working across disciplines in theatre, music, visual arts, festival, digital, community and education. (more…)

Sophia Madgwick

Administration Associate

I am a freelance Production Manager.

Whilst studying English Literature at Oxford Brookes university I co-managed and produced shows for my University drama and musical theatre societies alongside performing and training in improvised comedy, puppetry and stage magic.


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