David Evans

PMF Ambassador

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I am Head of Production at National Theatre Wales.

Prior to joining NTW I worked as a freelance Production Manager and consultant. This work included touring with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands and Play without Words,  and a couple of years with Phoenix Dance, The Dance Consortium and Inspector Calls among others. As a consultant I advised theatre companies in the UEA and the US. I am very proud to have been the Production Manager for Corin and Vanessa Redgrave’s company Moving Theatre and to date have worked in 37 different countries.

I continue to freelance and in 2017 opened the new musical “Tiger Bay” in Cape Town prior to remaking it for it’s run in Cardiff that November. This raised one of the many frustrations that Production Managers face; the production side of the show was a great success, yet the show did not succeed so nobody talks about it.

I am Co-Chair of the ABTT and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Rose Bruford. I am on the board of the Lagos Theatre Festival in Nigeria, having worked on the festival since its inception in 2013.

I was an active member of SiPA (the Sustainability in Production Alliance) and am very keen that the industry adopts the Theatre Green Book as a way to make our industry more sustainable.

I have suspended a Harrier Jump Jet over the Thames and arranged a flypast over Newark Castle of the only airworthy Lancaster Bomber in Europe, I also persuaded the Danish Airforce to stop its manoeuvres on Mount Snowdon as they were disturbing rehearsals.

I am delighted to have been the Chair of the PMF from its relaunch and am proud to be able to hand over such a dynamic, caring organisation to the new leadership of Mandy Ivory-Castile and I am looking forward to supporting her in her plans to make us even more relevant and helpful to our membership.