Are you interested or ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes in theatre shows? Do you ever wonder what a set designer or lighting designer does? Well this is your opportunity to take part in online workshops about Stage Management, Sound Design/Composing, Lighting Design, Set Design and Costume Design. The Backstage Niche freelancers are a network of professionals from global majority backgrounds who work in technical/backstage theatre, come and get the chance to ask them your questions.
So you’re interested in Sound Design – 18th May
Tayo first discovered theatre in London at the Royal Court’s Activists Youth Theatre. At 18 Tayo went to Manchester to work on the stage crew at the Royal Exchange Theatre for a season and play bass guitar in their Christmas show ‘Christmas Fun and a Fairy tale’. After a few years spent playing in bands, Manchester Youth Theatre asked me to write music for their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Since then Tayo has been a composer, Musical Director and musician for theatre, film, TV, radio, circus and community projects for companies including: The National Theatre, The Generating Company, OCT East Shenzen, Almeida Theatre, Littlebigman Films, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Miami Gablestage, New York Public Theater, M6, Storyhouse Chester, Specsavers, and Spirit of the Union UAE 40th Birthday celebrations in Abu Dhabi.
Recent work includes: Much Ado About Nothing for New English Shakespeare Company at The Dubai Opera House; The Panto That Nearly Never Was – Theatr Clwyd; Sonnet Sunday, Henry IV pt 1, pt2 and Henry V – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; The Whip – Royal Shakespeare Company; Pulse – Bamboozle; Red Dust Road – National Theatre of Scotland; Snow White – The Wrong Crowd, My Voice Was Heard – Red Ladder; Bouncers – The Royal Court Liverpool; Love Unspoken – Spare Tyre/Queen’s Hornchurch, and The World According To Grandpa for Grandpa Productions/Channel 5 Milkshake.