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 trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama graduating in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Technical and Production Management. Splitting her time between traveling and working, Chelsey is back for her third production with the Mark Bruce Company, previously working on the Dracula 2014 tour and The Odyssey 2016 tour.

Recent work includes Gecko The Wedding UK Tour, The Mousetrap 60th Anniversary UK Tour, Globe Theatre 2015 Rep Season, Opera Holland Park 2013-2016 Rep Seasons, Dracula 2014 UK Tour, Rapture, Blister, Burn (Hampstead Theatre), The Scottsboro Boys (Young Vic), National Youth Ballet (Yvonne Arnaud) and Hysteria (Hampstead).

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