Stage Management: Mark Shayle

My Summary

I graduated in 1985 from the Central School of Speech and Drama, gaining a B/TEC H.N.D. in Stage Management. I have been a Stage Manager and Production Manager in areas as diverse as Corporate Events, Fringe, Repertory Theatre, West End, National and foreign Touring. I spent four years running my own Production and General Management company trading under the banner “Ideal Production Services”. Services offered included, day-to-day responsibilities for all technical and logistical requirements of shows/projects, Health and safety planning and Risk Assessments, budget management, engagement of staff and subcontractors, liaison between producer/creative/venue/contractors and other third parties. Full Bio and information can be found at :


Sam Yates, Glengarry Glen Ross, ATG , CSM
John Dove, Pressure, Touring Consortium Theatre Company / Jonathan Church Productions., PM AND CSM
Sean Foley, The Miser, Tour & Garrick Theatre for Mark Goucher/ Mark Rubinstein Ltd., Company Manager
Adrian Noble, A Room With A View, Theatre Royal Bath Productions / ACT Ltd., CSM
Damian Cruden, Brideshead Revisited, UK Tour, for English Touring Theatre Ltd., CSM
Stage Manager Positions
Company manager, Company stage manager, Stage manager


  • administrative skills
  • advanced computer skills
  • balance live sound
  • basic accountancy (petty cash)
  • basic rigging knowledge
  • clean driving licence
  • computer skills
  • cueing a show
  • experience of firearms/weapons handling
  • fire extinguisher trained
  • first aid qualification
  • health and safety trained
  • knowledge of COSHH
  • operate sound
  • preparation of prompt copy
  • prop buying
  • read simple musical notation
  • re-lighting
  • running a rehearsal
  • running a tech'
  • English