Who’s who in Theatre Technology at Guildhall School



Nick Peel PG Cert

Nick started working in lighting while he was a student at the University of Sheffield. After a disagreement with the examiners he ended up in the West End working in the big family of theatre technicians as a fully fledged lampie and fringe lighting designer.
He soon graduated to the ranks of the R.S.C. at the Barbican where for several happy years he worked on the lighting team in The Pit.

After interludes on tour and at the Mermaid Theatre he climbed the greasy pole to end up as a lighting supervisor with the Barbican International Theatre Event.  He has now settled down to life at the Guildhall and raising small boys in South London where he now settles for lighting the odd fire when its cold and occasional Guildhall School shows.





Dan Shorten

Dan Shorten
BA (Hons) Theatre Acting, PG (Dip) Performance Studies, MA Digital Performance

Dan is a multi-awarding winner director, designer and audio-visual specialist working with various companies from all over the UK. He has worked on various shows, which have toured across the UK and overseas. In 2007 his work won the Total Theatre Wildcard Award, and in 2010 a Fringe First Award.

He is the Artistic Director of Anomic Multimedia and is currently a visiting designer for Sadlers Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon for a work that will tour in late 2014. He has presented work at the Barbican Centre, LUX Helsinki, BIPAF Busan, South Korea, TCCFE London and at CSU California. Dan is working on an R&D project with Barbican Associate Artist’s Boy Blue and is producing the Video Mapping of one of the venues for Glastonbury Festival.




Andy Taylor
G.Mus., PGCE, MA (Audio Technology)

Andy graduated with a Music degree from Huddersfield University in 1990 having spent far too much time playing with the sound-studio technology in between practicing the piano and composing. He then worked in various music recording studios (including CTS, Lansdowne, Strongroom, Whitfield Street and Abbey Road) recording a variety of film and TV scores with composers such as Hans Zimmer, Trevor Jones and Alan Silvestri; and albums with artists such as Stan Tracey, Tina May, Anthony Newley and Shirley Bassey.

To see the sun again he then moved into teaching (initially at Amersham and Wycombe College then at Kingston College) where he taught Sound and Music Technology to a wide variety of students, particularly those on Theatre Production Arts, Media, Music Technology and Music Performance courses.  He achieved his PGCE in 1999, his MA (Audio Technology) in 2007 and is a HEA registered practitioner.


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