Ray Balcombe has joined the ever-expanding Stagetec team as Education Consultant. He comes onboard just in time for PLASA and just ahead of the Slough-based lighting and audio sales and installation specialists’ major move to Bracknell.
Balcombe was previously working at Redbridge Drama Centre in east London. As a specialist in theatre and educational markets, his role at Stagetec will encompass education, theatre and drama sectors, focussing on development and cross-fertilisation within these vertical markets.
He has an excellent track record, having trained at LAMDA and worked on tour and in the West End with major theatrical productions like Billy, A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Hair, Godspell – all the hits and more!
He’s worked prolifically around the world as a theatre lighting designer and as an LD and technical director for major corporate event shows for brands like Peugeot. Balcombe has also been a technical consultant and designer for numerous new builds and theatre and drama studio conversions.
Stagetec’s Marketing Manager Ken Poole says, “ Education is an area where Stagetec products and services already enjoy a healthy presence, and one with great potential for more, so it’s great to have someone of Ray’s calibre and experience onboard”.