Production Manager 2013–current Unfairground is an art field for subversive and radical art and music where the act of repurposing both ideas and salvaged material turns the unethical cycle of consumerism and wastefulness into a virtuous one, with the theme of highlighting the unfairness in society and allowing for a uniquely twisted, immersive and interactive visitor experience where participation makes everyone a winner. Home to Bez’s Flying Bus, Jag’s Acid Lounge and the Salon Carousel. In 2013 Founder of the Unfairground Joe Rush handed over the reins to fellow Mutoid Waste artist Sam Haggarty to present a broken, psychedelic circus and horror go-go show beyond your darkest dreams. “Running the Unfairground at Glastonbury in 2013 for the first time was a daunting proposition. The first call I made was to Brita. She came on board straight away, with enthusiasm, dedication and above all loads of experience in all the key areas of event management and execution. Brita is the backbone…
Resident Stage Manager 2007–14 The Bo Nanafana Social Club are worshipers of damn fine music, dancing, dressing-up and divine decoration. Hosting regular nights in various venues across Norwich Bo Nanafana combines a perfect mix of breathtaking bands, delicious DJ’s spinning music with a retro twist, Cabaret and Burlesque acts and curious sideshows. “Brita has Stage Managed Bo Nanafana for 7 Years. Not only does she ensure the smooth running of our events and the well being of our many artists, she takes time to help promote our nights with her clever use of social media above and beyond the call of duty. She’s very much part of the Bo Nanafana family!” – Helen Stoneley, The Bo Nanafana Social Club
Artist Bookings, Production Manager, Stage Manager 2012–14 Swim Productions are a design and production company specialising in event production. Previous clients have included BIMA Awards, Jazz FM and and LINX to name but a few. “We’ve worked with Brita on a number of projects and used her skills to recommend and book amazing artists/entertainers and to stage manage the chaos we often present her with. She’s proved time and again to be professional, unflappable and amiable. For us, it’s simple, why work with anyone else?” – Jim Swim, Swim Productions
Theatrical Production Coordinator 2016 – 2017 Production Coordinator for site-wide main Theatrical Shows. Working alongside the Boomtown Creative Production Team, managing all aspects relating to the performance elements of these shows. These shows encompass 130 performers across three main stages of the festival, three shows a night. Shows include pyrotechnics, fire performers, an aerial squadron, dance troops and actors all performing to an estimated 30,000 strong crowd.
Company Manager 2016 – 2017 Company Manager for a the Resident Entertainment Team at Global Village, consisting of 40 performers, alongside the Stage Management Team and Runners. This encompasses the Main Stage, Globo Shows, The Circus Shows and Workshops, The Street Team, The Visiting Cultural Shows and Stunt Shows.
Artist Production and Stage Manager 2016 The Great Brain Robbery is a night of high-caliber rock ‘n’ roll, presenting new talent alongside firm favorites. Bands, djs and performance artists are all mixed into a potent concoction of sound and sensation as the liquor takes hold of the cranium. “Brita is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anyone who requires a reliable, hard-working and fun individual who is able to organize people efficiently and calmly while at the same time remaining calm and fun, keeping everyone’s spirits up! She made my life infinitely easier!” Gus Robertson, Producer
Resident Stage Manager 2013–15 Burlesque star Miss Polly Rae (The Hurly Burly Show) turns up the temperature in the Matcham Room Theatre every week at the Soho Burlesque Club. This intimate rendezvous invites you seductively into Miss Rae’s ‘Boudoir’, to celebrate all things sensual, sexy and saucy. An up close and personal, hilarious burlesque cabaret that is provocative, cheeky and sure to get you hot under the collar while laughing your head off! “Brita is an integral part of the Soho Burlesque club, her organised, calm demure and style ensures all artists and crew feel safe and well looked after. With her at the helm of the show, it always runs like a dream!” – Polly Rae, Soho Burlesque
Stage Management, Artist Liaison, Artist Booking and Management 2011–13 The Swamp Shack: An interactive music and performance venue in the style of a ramshackle Louisiana bayou juke joint, created in collaboration by Ruby Blues (Trash City) and set-design pioneers Block9. By day the venue played host to Deliverance-meets-Oh Brother Where Art Thou inspired immersive theatre and acoustic bands playing everything from country blues to bluegrass, by night turning into a late night party venue featuring big name acts and DJ’s till the wee hours. “I first worked with Brita many years ago when she came on board as a Production Assistant for the Trash City show at the Roundhouse. From the first day she started work on the project Brita became an indispensable member of the team. Extremely capable and untiringly upbeat, willing and focused, she was an utter delight to work with, something that was commented on by various members of the cast and crew. When we launched The…
Production Manager 2012 A one-off festival for 3,000 held in Somerset to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Strummer, the legendary Clash frontman. “I can’t recommend Brita enough after her endless hard work on Strummer Of Love. Her unfailing smiles and kind demeanour, patience and incredible knack of making all moments seem bright and positive. She is an absolute gem and we couldn’t have managed without her.” – Lucinda Garland, Strummer Of Love
Stage Manager 2012 An immersive cabaret-theatre spectacular taking place in ‘Davy Jones’s lock-in’, ‘The Tempest’ as you’ve never seen it before. Jonny Woo holds court as Prospero, attended by an aerial Ariel (Katherine Arnold) overseeing a ragtag band of characters from dreams and stories telling their tales. Cast includes Phil Kay, Sarah-Louise Young, Up & Over It, EastEnd Cabaret, Lucky Franco, Kitty Bang Bang, Lady Carol, So & So Circus, Frisky. Directed by Dusty Limits. Co-produced by Time Out Live and Underbelly.
Art Production Manager 2010 In summer 2010 Vintage at Goodwood was launched. A festival for fans of British Cool and Popular Culture to fully indulge their love and passion for the golden era of British style and influence. Vintage at Goodwood brought together a unique blend of 1940s, 50s and 60s fashion,music, film, dance, design and arts happenings including Mick Jones’s Rock & Roll Public Library and the Peter Blake CCA Art Bus. “Brita was indispensible in helping to organise, produce and stage the art elements of Vintage at Goodwood. The event needed a team that was able to work hard, remain positive and always be able to find creative solutions. Brita fitted into this team perfectly” Wayne Hemingway, Vintage at Goodwood
Spiegeltent Stage Manager 2010–2011 Stage Manager and Artist Liaison for a slate of events in the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Spiegeltent including international bands, circus and cabaret.