Francesca Greatorex (FRSA) is a visiting lecturer and teaches Stage Management on the Theatre Making: Design and Technology course.
Francesca trained at Mountview, St. Mary’s and Goldsmiths’. Her first professional stage management work was for the Unicorn Theatre Company. From there she continued her stage management career in many different types of theatres, repertory, alternative, fringe, large and small-scale touring and West End. This work ranged from devised pieces at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, to Shakespeare productions at Riverside Studios and new writing at the ICA. Francesca has also worked extensively as a sound operator on many West End musicals, which have included, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess and City of Angels.
Prior to working at Goldsmiths’ Francesca was a Lecturer in Media Performance at the University of Luton, Head of Technical Theatre at the City College Manchester and Director of Production Arts at Mountview.
Current doctoral research investigates the uses by UK directors of the actor-musician into mainstream performance practice from the 1960’s until present day.