Meet Team TOM, with Production Manager Sian

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Welcome to Meet Team TOM! This is our brand new monthly blog where you can meet different members of the team here at The Old Market and find out a bit more about the people behind the productions. So without further ado…

Hello! Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Sian, I’m the Production Manager at TOM.

What do you love the most about working at TOM?
I love the diversity of events we put on here. One day we are in the middle of the madness of The Great Escape Festival putting on 4 bands a night, the next installing a huge immersive VR experience, the next an intimate piece of cutting edge theatre. I also love the team here, I know it’s a cliche, but we really are like a family here!

What’s the best event you’ve been to at TOM?
There are so many to choose from. I absolutely loved “Every Brilliant Thing” by Paines Plough. Its a one man show about a boy who after his Mother’s suicide attempt starts a list of every brilliant thing in the world to try and convince her that life is worth living. It’s very moving, but also incredibly funny. We presented it in the round, so it felt very intimate and special. Also, as a life long Jam fan, putting on the secret Paul Weller Gig at TGE a few years ago is something my 15 year old self will never get over!

Outside of TOM, what do you enjoy doing?
I have a second career in the Film industry creating bespoke automated 3D wire rigs for cameras and stunts. It takes up most of the time I’m not at TOM. When I do get free time, I like to hang out with my son and read.

What grinds your gears?
Too many things to mention. Brexit, Boris, Bananas are a few...

And finally, what’s your favourite quote, joke or lyric?
Quote of the week…”I’ve decided I can’t accept the things I cannot change, instead I’m going to change the things I cannot accept!"

Keep an eye out for more Meet Team TOM blogs coming soon!