Sophie Curran
Freelance Lighting and Video Technician

About Sophie

Sophie has been working in Theatre and Events since 2003. Starting what was SCL Entertainment in 2004, Which has now grown to be SpotOn Events. and in 2018 turning it into a Limited Company. 

Sophie has worked a variety of roles over the years, From Casual technicians in local theatres. To Touring Technical Manager on the road. Production Manager of Lighting and Stage Management. Gala Dinners, AGMs, Product Launches, TV Shows, and a whole lot in between. 

Theatre and Events is Sophies 2nd Career, After spending 6 years working in IT Support and Repair, before training in Electrical Installation while working on stage. As the Founder of SpotOn Events Sophie now only works exclusively for SpotOn with the occasional tour now and then. 

Sophie is a transgender lady with a can do attitude and always willing to learn more and push the boundaries of what can be achieved. 

Sophie enjoys designing shows and thinks every event should be one to remember in a good way and that every event should be bigger and better than the last. 

Lighting Experience

  • Avolites (Classic and Titan) - Patching, Programming and Running
  • MA (Series 1 and 2) - Patching, Programming and Running,
  • ETC - Basic Programming and Running
  • Lighting Design,
  • Rigging Fixtures, Addressing and Focusing,
  • Power Distribution , Dimming and Hot Power,
  • DMX, ArtNet and SCAN,
  • Networking,
  • Video Experience

  • Power Point (Editing, Creating and Running)
  • Switching (Matrix and Single Screens)
  • HDMI and SDI Distribution,
  • VT Playback,
  • V-Mix,
  • QLab Video,
  • Screen Monkey,
  • Networking,
  • Good with Windows and Office,
  • Sound Experience

  • Mixing with Analougue Desks,
  • Mixing on QU Digital Desks,
  • EQ,
  • Radio Mic Setup,
  • Patching Mics and DI Boxes,
  • Breakout Rooms,
  • Sound Playbck on Qlab and SCS
  • Sound Design,
  • Staging Experience

  • Flying on Hemp, Double and Single Purchase,
  • Ground Rigging,
  • ASM,
  • Stage Crew,
  • TSM,
  • Licences

  • UK Car Licence - B (Car),
  • UK Car Licence - B1 (Van, up to 3.5t),
  • IPaf 3a - Mobile Vertical,
  • Ipaf 3b - Mobile Boom,
  • Software Licences  

  • Qlab - V3.5 and V4,
  • Vmix - 4k and 3 x HD Basic,
  • Power point,
  • Screen Monkey Pro,
  • Resolume V5,
  • Rates

    Valid up to 31st December 2023

    Day Rate (up to 12 Hours) - £300 + VAT (£360)
    Day and a half (up to 16 Hours) - £450 + VAT (£540)
    Double Day (up to 20 Hours) - £600 + VAT (£720)
    20 Hours is the Maximum in one call.

    Additional charges for working overnight


    Travel is charged at 0.45p a mile, Each Way,
    Travel from B75 (Sutton Coldfield - West Midlands)

    Parking / Congestion Charges will be added to Invoice
    We will try and limit these charges.

    Central London is normally done by Train. We will book cheapest tickets.

    Parking should be supplied where possible, Our Transport is a LWB High top van (2.6m High)

    Venue Charges.

    The ICC Birmingham - 11 Miles (22 Miles Return - £9.90)

    The NIA Birmingham - 11 Miles (22 Miles Return - £9.90)

    The NEC Birmingham - 14 Miles (28 Miles Return - £12.60)

    The NCC Birmingham - 14 Miles (28 Miles Return - £12.60)

    Coventry Arena - 21 Miles (42 Miles Return - £18.90)


    Food and Accommodation

    Food should be provided when working over a meal time.
    PDs should be provided if food is not an option.

    Accommodation should be supplied when the venue is outside the West Midlands or the job is over multiple days.

    Rooms must be single rooms (Not sharing with others)


    Sophies CV

    --- Past Productions ---
    --- Tours ---
    Everybody's Talking About Jamie                 LX2                 NiMax Theatres Mar 2022 - Arp 2022
    The Lovely Bones                 LX2                 The Rep on Tour Sep 2019 - Nov 2019
    The Wedding Singer                 Tech Swing / LX2                 Adam Paulden Enterprises Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
    Dora the Explorer Live                 LX and Sound                 Daniel Sparrow Productions Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
    Cappelli & Cinderella                 Tech Stage Manager                 European Ballet Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
    Danger mouse Saves the World                 Technical Production Manager                 Katch 22 Jun 2010 - Nov 2010
    Cinderella                 Tech Stage Manager                 European Ballet Mar 2009 - Apr 2009
    South Pacific                 ASM                 UK Productions Feb 2008 - Jul 2008
    Bullet Proof Soul                 LX                 Birmingham Rep Feb 2007 - Jun 2007  

    Snow White                 Flys / LX                 Lichfield Garrick Nov 2022 - Jan 2023
    The New Adventures of Peter Pan                 LX                 Lichfield Garrick Nov 2021 - Dec 2021
    Snow White                 Tech ASM                 Evolution Productions Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
    Peter Pan                 Crew                 Buxton Opera House Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
    Cinderella                 Tech ASM                 UK Productions Dec 2011 - Jan2012
    Sleeping Beauty                 LX Lichfield Garrick                 Dec 2006 - Jan 2007
    Jack and the Beanstalk                 Follow Spot                 Lichfield Garrick Dec 2005 - Jan 2006

    Greece                 LX2                 Secret Cinema Jul 2023 - Aug 202

    Alexander Theatre Birmingham
    The ICC (International Conference Centre)
    The VOX Conference Centre Birmingham
    B:Music (Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall)
    Sutton Arts Theatre
    Birmingham Rep
    Craig Tara Holiday Park (Haven)
    Buxton Opera House
    Lichfield Garrick
    Crescent Theatre Birmingham
    Birmingham University of Birmingham
    Birmingham Hippodrome

    P&O - Azure                 Assistant Production Manager - Lighting Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
    Cunard - Queen Elizabeth                 Assistant Production Manager - Lighting Jul 2014 - Jun 2015
    Royal Caribbean - Voyager of the Seas                 Technical Stage Staff Jun 2009 - Dec 2009

    ---Productions Designed---
    Robin Hood                 Video Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2022
    The Girl on the Train                 Video Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2022
    Annie                 Lighting and Video Designer                 Allstar 2020
    Slimming World (Gala Dinner)                 Pyro Designer                 MW Productions 2019
    Dick Whittington                 Video and Pyro Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2019
    Jerusalem                 Lighting Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2019
    Slimming World (Gala Dinner)                 Pyro Designer                 MW Productions 2018
    Cinderella                 Video Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2017
    Hello Dolly                 Video Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2017
    The Wedding Singer                 Video Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2016
    Jack and The Beanstalk                 Pyro Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2016
    Fox Finder                 Lighting and Sound Designer                 Lucky Arrow Productions 2015
    Aladdin                 Pyro Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2015
    Dusk Rings a Bell                 Lighting and Sound Designer                 Lucky Arrow Productions 2013
    Calander Girls                 Video Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2012
    Misery                  Video Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2012
    Cinderella                 Video and Pyro Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2012
    The Snowman                 Crew                 Birmingham Rep 2011
    Boogie Nights                 Sound                 Old Rep 2010
    Dick Whittington                 Video and Pyro Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2008
    Kindertransport                 Sound Designer                 Sutton Arts Theatre 2006

    ---Freelance Clients---
    NEC Group Lighting, Sound, AV and Staging
    AT Comms                 Lighting, Video
    PyTec                 Video
    Protec Productions                 Lighting, Sound, Video, Staging
    PSP                 Lighting, Video
    Aztec                 Video
    PSS                 Lighting
    Cue Media                 Lighting, Sound, Video

    ---Lockdown Work---
    Delivery Driver for ASDA
    Live Streaming Studio (All built with my equipment)

    ---Experience --- LX ---
    - Lighting design for plays, musicals, conference, dinners and weddings.
    - Programming, plotting and updating Avolites, MA and ETC lighting consoles.
    - Basic fault finding and repair of fixtures, from moving heads, to LEDs and Generics.
    - Rigging and Focusing Generics and Intelligent fixtures.
    - DMX, Artnet and SCAN distribution and Wireless DMX.
    - Power distribution and fault finding.

    ---Experience --- Sound ---
    - Sound design for plays and musicals.
    - Mixing on multiple analogue desks and some digital with filiation.
    - Radio microphone management, setting RF, mic Placement, basic fault finding.
    - Qlab and Show Cue System programming and playback.

    ---Experience --- Video ---
    - Video Playback and setup with Playback Pro, Qlab, Show Cue System, PowerPoint and V,Mix.
    - Video destitution with SDI, HDMI, VGA, Composite and NDI.
    - Projection setup and ling up.
    - Camera setup via SDI, HDMI and NDI, Including PTZ Cameras.

    ---Experience --- Stage ---
    - Flying on double and single purchase counterweight, and hemp systems as well as some automated systems.
    - Stage decks and set construction.

    ---Experience --- Pyro ---
    - LeMaitra Pyros, Setup, Risk assments, Safety Training and show operating.
    - Just FX confetti systems.

    ----Experience --- IT ---
    - Networking, Ips and Subnets. WiFi and Cabled.
    - Advanced M|S Office and Windows skills, including PowerPoint and Excel.

    GrandMA2 User Training Amber Sphere
    Introduction to Whole Hog Consoles Stage Electrics
    Get More From the Whole Hog Consoles Stage Electrics
    Moving Light Repair and Maintenance White Light
    Stage Rigging and Flying Stage Electrics
    Avolites Titan Training Avolites
    Electricity in the Entertainment Industry Stage Electrics
    Ladder and Telescope safety Stage Electrics
    Health and Safety Awareness Stage Electrics
    Fly's Training NEC Group
    Fly's Training Lichfield Garrick
    Electrical Installation Tamworth College
    Level 2 NVQ Installing and Supporting IT Systems Training for Tomorrow
    Level 3 NVQ Installing and Supporting IT Products Training for Tomorrow

    IPAF - Cherry Pickers 3a and 3b IPAF (Expired)
    3.5t - UK Standard Driving Licence (Up to LWB Van)  DVLA   



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