Production Team

Production Team

Ben Dodds - Production Manager

Ben started his career as a Lighting Technician at the National Theatre, where he worked across all three spaces before specialising as a Senior Lighting Tech in the Olivier Theatre. During this time, he worked on a huge number of shows including the premier productions of War Horse, Coram Boy, Frankenstein and the Broadway transfer of Fela!; was a part of the very first NT Live broadcasts and enjoyed lighting the annual outdoor summer season Watch This Space.

He now resides back in the West Country with his wife, two cats and a campervan, and is branching out into working in other areas including TV, events and festivals. He has toured the UK and internationally with the National Theatre on One Man, Two Guvnors and Hamlet, as well as for DV8 Physical Theatre on Can We Talk About This & John, which included an NT Live. Professional lighting design credits include Bluebeard at the Soho Theatre, Secret Cinema's production of Grease and recent political TV debates for the BBC.

Chelsey Thwaites - Technical Stage Manager

Chelsey grew up around the world working in theatre in America, England and France. In 2010 she moved to London to study Technical and Production Management at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Splitting her time between travelling and working, Chelsey is back for her third production with Mark Bruce Company, previously working on the Dracula 2014 UK Tour, and the Odyssey 2016 Tour.

In 2016 Chelsey trained as a PADI Divemaster and has since worked in the Philippines and Croatia.

Recent theatre work includes Gecko The Wedding UK Tour 2017 and Opera Holland Park Rep Seasons 2013-2016.

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