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Username:
Samwise
Name:
Sam Baker
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Committee Veteran
 
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Brickfield Road
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MSNM/WLM:
sb1206@hotmail.co.uk

Biography

Sam is a fourth year undergrad physics student and can normally be found in the Annex, the ents office at the union or somewhere between lectures!

Ever since he was thrown into the deep end on a show in his first year of secondary school, Sam has found a passion for working on shows. Although he works for the ents department in the union's club and live gigs he finds a buzz when working as part of a bigger project with a large team that you get from shows. Sam started in the theatre as a lighting designer and rigger. He then moved onto sound, again both designing and rigging, and then finally stage management. Having done most of his work at school or college he has also worked with several local groups, charities and worked as an in house technician at a small theatre for several months!

Since moving to Southampton he has been involved in countless productions with StageSoc and this year was lucky enough to be elected as president. Sam spends his free time on the water sailing, playing pool in a pub or rock climbing. Some of Sam's more memorable productions include:

Greece by Jim Jacobs in 2001 with Teddington School at Teddington School as Lighting Design/Op

Bugsy Malone by Alan Parker in 2002 with Teddington Children???s Theatre at Hampton Hill Playhouse as Set construction/Flyman

Our Day Out by Willy Russell in 2002 with Teddington School at Teddington School as Lighting Design/Op

Amphibious Spangulatos by Stella Gibbons in 2003 with Teddington School at Teddington School as Lighting Design/Op

Macbeth by William Shakespeare in 2003 with Teddington Children???s Theatre at Hampton Hill Playhouse as Set construction/ASM

Seven Ages of Man by Original (Unkown) in 2003 with Richmond Youth Theatre at Hampton Community College and Tricycle Theatre (London) as Sound Design/Op

Noye's Fludde by Benjamin Britten in 2004 with 2x2 Opera at St Stephens Church as Stage Manager

Dark Of The Moon by William Berney and Howard Richardson in 2005 with Esher College at Esher College as Stage Manager

Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten in 2005 with 2x2 Opera at All Saints Church as Stage Manager

Into the woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine in 2006 with Esher College at Esher College as Lighting Design/Op

ShowStopper Evolution by Various (Musical Revue) in 2006 with Showstoppers at The West Ref as Stage Manager

The Artful Widow by Carlo Goldoni in 2006 with Braindead productions at The Golden Eagle (Edinburgh Fringe) as Technical Director

The Magic Flute by Mozart in 2006 with 2x2 Opera at All Saints Church as Stage Manager

Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn in 2007 with Theatre Group at The Annex Theatre as Set construction

Carmen by Georges Bizet in 2007 with 2x2 Opera at All Saints Church as Technical Adviser/ASM

Seven Deadly Sins by Various (Musical Revue) in 2007 with Showstoppers at The West Ref as Stage Manager

The Three Musketeers by William McGuire in 2007 with Theatre Group at The Annex Theatre as Lighting Design/Op

Witches of Eastwick by John Updike in 2007 with Showstoppers at The Nuffield Theatre (Southampton) as Stage Manager/Co-Set Design

Alphabet Soup by Various (Musical Revue) in 2008 with Showstoppers at The West Ref as Technical Director

Beggar's Opear by John Gay in 2008 with LOpSoc at The Nuffield Theatre (Southampton) as Co-Sound Design/ASM

Charlie and the Pharmacology Factory by Original (Unkown) in 2008 with Medics Revue 2008 at The Annex Theatre as Technical Liason

Comic Potential by Alan Ayckbourn in 2008 with Rattlesnake at C Venues (Edinburgh Fringe) as Stage Manager

Fame! The Musical by David De Silva in 2008 with ShowStoppers at The Annex Theatre as Technical Director/Set Design

Mine by Unknown in 2008 with Shared Experience at The Nuffield Theatre (Southampton) as General Crew

Othello by Shakespear (adapted) in 2008 with Frantic Assembly at The Nuffield Theatre (Southampton) as General Crew

Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker in 2008 with Rattlesnake at C Venues (Edinburgh Fringe) as Stage Manager

The Mennyms by Lyndsay Barnbrook in 2008 with Showstoppers at The Annex Theatre as Lighting Design/Op

Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca in 2009 with Theatre Group at The Nuffield Theatre (Southampton) as Producer

Copacabana by Barry Manilow in 2009 with Showstoppers at The Annex Theatre as Producer

Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness by Anthony Neilson in 2009 with Headlong at The Nuffield Theatre (Southampton) as Venue Sound Engineer

Robinson Crusoe by Jacques Offenbach in 2009 with 2x2 Opera at The Musical Museum, Iselworth as Technical Stage Manager

The Convicts Opera by Stephen Jeffreys in 2009 with Out of Joint at The Nuffield Theatre (Southampton) as Venue Sound Engineer

Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim in 2009 with ShowStoppers at The Annex Theatre as Lighting Design/Op

The House Trap by Original (unkown) in 2009 with Medics Revue 2009 at The Annex Theatre as Technical Liason

Footloose by Pitchford & Walter Bobbie in 2010 with ShowStoppers at The Nuffield Theatre (Southampton) as Lighting Design/Op

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Previous Committee Roles

2009:
President
2008:
Annex Officer
2007:
Annex Officer

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Shows Crewed (44 shows / 51 roles)

Show Group Venue Role
Pure Dance 2013 PA Societies  Turner Sims Concert Hall  Lighting Designer
24 Hour Musical 2012 Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound Designer
Lear Theatre Group  Nuffield Theatre  Lighting Designer
Our House Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Set Construction
How The Other Half Loves Southampton University Players  Nuffield Theatre  Technical Director
The Mikado LOpSoc  Nuffield Theatre  Sound
Songs For A New World Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Lighting Designer
Once a Catholic Southampton University Players  Nuffield Theatre  General Crew
24 Hour Musical 2010 Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Technical Director
Metamorphoses Theatre Group  The Cube General Crew
Jekyll And Hyde Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Lighting
Pure Dance 2010 PA Societies  Turner Sims Concert Hall  Lighting Designer
Footloose Showstoppers  Nuffield Theatre  Lighting Designer
The Housetrap The Medics Revue Company The Annex (Arts H)  Technical Liaison
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Theatre Group  The Annex (Arts H)  Set Construction
RAG Festival RAG  SUSU Concourse General Crew
24 Hour Musical 2009 Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Lighting
Followspot Operator
Jazzmanix Summer Concert Jazzmanix  Turner Sims Concert Hall  General Crew
Sweeney Todd Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Lighting Designer
Pure Dance 2009 PA Societies  Turner Sims Concert Hall  Lighting
Copacabana Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Producer
Blood Wedding Theatre Group  Nuffield Theatre  Producer
Winter Revue 2008 Showstoppers  West Refectory Technical Director
Stage Manager
Medics Revue: Charlie and the Pharmacology Factory The Medics Revue Company The Annex (Arts H)  Technical Liaison
PAU Show 2008 PA Societies  West Refectory Stage Manager
Comic Potential Rattlesnake! C+3 (Edinburgh)  General Crew
Our Country's Good Rattlesnake! C+3 (Edinburgh)  General Crew
24 Hour Musical 2008 Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Sound
The Mennyms Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Lighting Designer
Pure Dance 2008 PA Societies  Turner Sims Concert Hall  General Crew
Fame Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Technical Director
Beggar's Opera LOpSoc  Nuffield Theatre  Sound Designer
Stage Crew
Count Rompula's Variety Hour 2008 Theatre Group  The Annex (Arts H)  Followspot Operator
Winter Revue 2007 Showstoppers  West Refectory Stage Manager
Our Day Out Theatre Group  The Annex (Arts H)  General Crew
Absent Friends Theatre Group  The Annex (Arts H)  Set Construction
PAU Show 2007 PA Societies  Nuffield Theatre  General Crew
Lighting
24 Hour Musical 2007 Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  Stage Manager
Stage Crew
Set Construction
Pure Dance 2007 PA Societies  Turner Sims Concert Hall  General Crew
A Year With Frog And Toad Showstoppers  The Annex (Arts H)  General Crew
The Witches Of Eastwick Showstoppers  Nuffield Theatre  Stage Manager
Pirates Of Penzance LOpSoc  West Refectory General Crew
The Three Musketeers Theatre Group  The Annex (Arts H)  Lighting
Lighting Operator
Winter Revue 2006 Showstoppers  West Refectory Stage Manager

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