24/06/2014 11:06 HRS

As announced at the ABTT Theatre Show Awards, Peter Lambert has been presented with the ABTT Award for Technician of the Year 2014.

A leading Production Electrician since 1998 – when his break came working on ShowBoat at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre for the legendary Richard Pilbrow – his many years of experience has made him one of the most sort-after technicians around.

Whilst working as a casual on the original 1983 West End production of Singin’ in the Rain at the London Palladium, Peter studied for his City & Guilds 181 & 236(1) Theatre Electricians Course – a training course delivered by the ABTT – graduating in 1984.

This was followed by two years at the Palace Theatre as a charge hand, seeing in the Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Misérables. Further experience on West End musicals and UK tours followed and in 1988 he became freelance.

His prolific CV encompasses some of the most significant London & touring musicals over the last sixteen years, most notable The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Starlight Express, Wicked and Legally Blonde.

Peter Lambert joins an illustrious list of ABTT Technician of the Year winners, including: Ben Sandford (2013), Andy Brown (2012), Alex Hitchcock (2011), David Draude (2010), John Tapster (2009), Simon Stone (2008), Othman ‘Hoffman’ McGregor-Read (2007), Antony Bridges (2006, awarded posthumously), Stuart Crane (2005), Fraser Hall (2004), Andy Voller (2003) & Nick Ware (2002).

ABTT Theatre Show 2014 at the Truman Brewery in London, UK, 11th June.

Picture Credit : Sam Shrimpton

Caption l-r: Olivier and Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards Best Actress winner Lesley Manville, presenting Peter Lambert with his ABTT Award for Technician of the Year 2014.