Following the interest shown in the new BECTU Theatre Freelancers’ Branch, Paul Arditti - ASD Sound Designer and BECTU Branch Rep - will be leading what promises to be a lively discussion on why freelancers need a union, and how consensus between different jobs and technical departments could lead to better pay and conditions for everyone. The discussion is open to theatre freelancers of all disciplines and experience.
Paul Arditti - Theatre Freelancers Branch Rep
Olivier Award-winning sound designer specialising in plays and musicals. He works around the world, but especially in the UK and the US. He is a founder member of the Association of Sound Designers, and an associate at the National Theatre, London.
Nikki Edmonds - Co-Chair of Theatre Freelancers Branch
Co-Chair of CiTEA, Costume & Production Administrator in Theatre and Music production. Freelance International touring and West End Costume Assistant ,Head of Wardrobe. Productions for theatre include Disney’s Frozen & Beauty & The Beast, The King & I, The Illusionists, Dynamo Live, Kinky Boots, Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, Batman Live, Hairspray & We Will Rock You, Music work includes Madonna Madame X, Spice Girls & Take That. Costume Entertainment Manager for 20th Century Fox World, Kuala Lumper.
Vicki Mortimer - Designer
Vicki Mortimer is an occasionally (!) Olivier Award-winning designer, working in theatre, dance and opera in the UK and internationally. Among many many others, she designed Wise Children and Follies. Vicki is on the steering committee for the Birkbeck MFA Theatre Directing, and is an Honorary Fellow at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She is a founding volunteer with Freelancers Make Theatre Work.
Central School of Speech and Drama
2pm- 4pm 29th March 2022
Tickets are FREE and can be booked here;