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Dave Reading
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Postgraduate Nuclear Forensic Scientist - UoS, MOD, AWE.
Hitting rocks with large tools...namely hammers and what ever large pointy object i can get my hands on.

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Dave is a Postgraduate Nuclear Forensic Scientist with The University of Southampton, MOD & AWE (2012/6). Dave also completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Southampton with a Masters in Geology (2007/11). Dave has been a member of StageSoc since 2008.

Dave got into technical theatre in a little bit of a different route to the normal. He started as an actor during his school years and took leading rolls in Greece, Pirates of Penzance and Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. In his later years in school, Dave was asked to use his knowledge of the schools mixing desk to be a soundie for the next production of Romeo Loves Juliet instead of being an actor. He took the job and from this point he performed from the other side of the stage. His love of live music and being involved with many bands ranging from jazz and bigband to rock and metal took him on to do an A-Level in Music Technology and also ran sessions in the studios at his college to help up and coming bands in the local area try and make a break for themselves.

University arrived and Dave never found the PAU tent in his fresher year and therefore never discovered StageSoc until year 2 where he has stayed a loyal member and crewed/designed many shows on the sound front.

Other Interests:

Live music, drums, guitar, geology, fieldtrips to exotic and lovely places.

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Previous Committee Roles

Vice President
Ordinary Member
Ordinary Member

Shows Crewed (35 shows / 35 roles)

Show Group Venue Role
RENT Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  General Crew
PA Show 2013 PA Societies  The Cube Sound
Strictly Southampton SUBLDS  West Refectory Sound Designer
Panto the 3rd StageSoc  The Annex (Arts H)  Cast
24 Hour Musical 2012 Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Producer
Spring Awakening Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound Designer
Lear Theatre Group  Nuffield Theatre  Set Construction
24 Hour Musical 2011 Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound
Our House Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  General Crew
Children Of Eden Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Set Construction
How The Other Half Loves Southampton University Players  Nuffield Theatre  Sound Designer
The Mikado LOpSoc  Nuffield Theatre  Sound
Songs For A New World Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Technical Director
PAU Show 2011 PA Societies  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound
StageSoc 'do' Panto 2 StageSoc  The Annex (Arts H)  Cast
Once More With Feeling Showstoppers  West Refectory Technical Director
The Love of Three Oranges Theatre Group  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound Mentor
The Last Five Years Showstoppers  The Bridge Sound Designer
PAU Show 2010 PA Societies  West Refectory General Crew
24 Hour Musical 2010 Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound
Jazzmanix Summer Concert 2010 Jazzmanix  Turner Sims Concert Hall  General Crew
Jekyll And Hyde Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound
Pure Dance 2010 PA Societies  Turner Sims Concert Hall  Sound
Showcase 2010 Theatre Group  The Bridge Technical Director
Company Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound Operator
Footloose Showstoppers  Nuffield Theatre  Sound Designer
The Show of a Lifetime Showstoppers  West Refectory Sound Designer
A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre Group  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound Mentor
Whitechapel Theatre Group  The Annex / Campus / The Cube General Crew
Jazzmanix Summer Concert Jazzmanix  Turner Sims Concert Hall  General Crew
Copacabana Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound
Blood Wedding Theatre Group  Nuffield Theatre  Sound
StageSoc 'do' Panto: Cinderella StageSoc  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound
The Cut Theatre Group  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound
PAU Show 2008 PA Societies  West Refectory Sound