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Jon Huyton, Julia Crammer, Emily Ida :

Stage Management

Jon Huyton - Company Stage Manager

Jon trained at the Drama Centre London as an actor from 1984–87, and worked in theatre, film and television for 12 years, appearing in Scissor Happy (the Duchess Theatre); John Godber’s Bouncers (British tour); Peace in Our Time by Noël Coward (British tour). Television appearances included: The Sharp End (BBC); Spooks (BBC); and Cracker (Granada). Films included: Swing (with Lisa Stansfield and Hugo Speer); and Dancing in the Dark by Willy Russell.
Throughout this period, Jon also worked as an ASM on various West End productions including: Five Guys Named Moe (Lyric and Wyndham’s Theatre); Hot Shoe Shuffle (Queen’s Theatre); Smokey Joe’s Cafe (the Prince of Wales Theatre); Bookends (Apollo); Sylvia and Vanilla (Lyric); and The Pajama Game (directed by Simon Callow).
Company stage manager credits include: Bouncers (three British tours, including understudying, company manager and actor); Life in the Theatre (directed by Lindsay Posner with Patrick Stewart); Honour (starring Dame Diana Rigg); Rock ’n’ Roll (directed by Sir Trevor Nunn and written by Tom Stoppard, with Brian Cox, Sinéad Cusack and Rufus Sewell); Aspects of Love (British tour starring David Essex); and The Woman in Black (two British tours).

Julia Crammer – Deputy Stage Manager 

Julia has been a professional stage manager for over twenty years.  She has worked on the world’s longest running show – The Mousetrap (St Martin’s) and on one of the West End’s shortest – Steaming (Piccadilly).  Other theatre work includes Elling (Trafalgar Studios and The Bush), The History Boys (Wyndham’s), The Two and Only (Arts), The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Duchess), Democracy (Old Vic), Relatively Speaking (Wyndham’s), Daytona (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Mentor (Vaudeville) and at the Young Vic, Stratford East, Hampstead Theatre, The Bush, Chichester Festival Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, Liverpool Playhouse and The Orange Tree in Richmond, as well as tours in UK and to Ireland, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia.  She has worked on opera (Garsington Manor, Grange Park and Longborough), done panto in Potters Bar and worked on two films for Channel 4 (Captain Stirrick and Swarm in May). 

Julia first worked on The Woman in Black in 1995 and is delighted to be back at the Fortune Theatre scaring audiences in its 30th year!

Emily Ida – Assistant Stage Manager

Emily trained at University of Wales Trinity St David in Theatre Design and Production, graduating in 2013. She is excited to be joining the stage management team on The Woman in Black.

Recent theatre credits include: Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre); Showstoppers - The Improvised

Musical (Lyric Theatre); What Would Spoke Do? (UK tour); Jason and the Argonauts (LSMT); The Crucible and Hoods-The Musical (Mountview); I Know All The Secrets In My World (UK tour).

Other productions she has been involved with include: In The Heights, The Railway Children (both Kings Cross Theatre); Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre). She also has experience stage managing numerous festival stages and events.


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