You Me Bum Bum Train: Production Manager

 

Holy hound dog! You Me Bum Bum Train the theatrical experience of my life. Exhilarating, scary, brilliant, breath-taking and so original

– Stephen Fry

You Me Bum Bum Train is a participatory theatre production where passengers transcend their everyday lives and go on a journey where anything is possible. Individual audience members are catapulted through a series of unimaginable situations that would not normally be possible in a single lifetime. The entire experience is an exhilarating and 360 degree sensorial assault, and the last show received unanimous 5* reviews from all national press.

As production manager I was brought on to manage the pre-production, responsible for scheduling and implementing an ambitious build timeline in a 37,000 square foot derelict venue, across 5 floors, in just six weeks.

Recruiting and managing professional contractors and suppliers, forging strategic brand partnerships, sourcing extensive volunteer support, producing event safety plans, policies and health and safety documentation and last minute legal safety sign off, this is an exclusive and secretive show that took blood, sweat, tears and thousands of people to co-create. And due to its extraordinary success, it was extended into the following year.