Jon Huyton, Emma Collins, Valeria Bettini :

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).

Emma Collins - Deputy Stage Manager
A recent Stage Management graduate from Rose Bruford College, Emma is passionate about working in Theatre. She has worked on numerous professional productions including, And London Burned (Temple Church), Sister (Ovalhouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Latitude Festival and the National Theatre’s River Stage), Five Years (The Criterion Theatre) and Robin Hood and Marian (New Vic Theatre.)

Her college credits include, The Cane (Bargehouse), Lines (Rose Bruford), Our Lady of 121st Street (Stratford Circus) and Carousel (Royal Academy of Music.)

Emma is incredibly excited to be joining The Woman in Black team and thrilled to be working on such a prestigious production. 

Valeria Bettini - Assistant Stage Manager
Valeria trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she studied Stage Management. She has previously experienced working with The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet. Credits include: English Eccentrics (British Youth Opera, Peacock Theatre), Bottom's Dream (London Philharmonic Orchestra and Globe Education, Royal Festival Hall), Medea (Gandini Juggling, Jacksons Lane), The Gathered Leaves (Dead Letter Perfect, Park Theatre), Design For Dance (Central Saint Martins, Platform Theatre), The dance Connection (Youth Music Theatre, Barbican Theatre Plymouth).

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