Prior to joining Charcoalblue, Georgia spent six years’ as a stage technician, working on a freelance basis for many professional theatre companies including the Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Ambassadors Theatre Group.
Georgia also spent time as a freelance theatre designer and has worked with companies throughout the UK including Birmingham Opera, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Mandinga Carnival Arts and Blind Summit Puppetry Company. Key roles included becoming ‘Props Assistant’ for the Birmingham Royal Ballet on ‘The Nutcracker’ and Head Scenic Artist for the premiere of ‘Saturday Night, Sunday Morning’ by ‘Musicworks’ at the Nottingham Playhouse in 2012.
Since starting her new role here at Charcoalblue, Georgia has assisted with the opening of the Glasgow & Chicago Studio, introduced new database software CMAP and coordinated the relocation of the London & Melbourne Studio.
Georgia and Jon pretend not to notice the camera
Georgia performing the 'Gazelle' at her circus class.
Georgia takes part in a Bunraku Puppet performance with Blind Summit
What's the greatest lesson you've learnt working in theatre?
The greatest thing I learnt was that nothing is out of the realm of possibility. Imagination is the greatest tool a designer has when creating an atmosphere in a performance.
What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?
It started when I was quite young, my Nan and Grandad would take me to see shows as a reward for doing well in school. Favourite career memory was working during Panto season – the overall camaraderie backstage made the experience so fun and light-hearted even with the intense three shows each day!
What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?
Immersion. The space should make audiences feel relaxed enough to lose immediate awareness around them and focus in on the show at hand.