Name: David Jolly
Year of graduation: 2002
David Jolly is a rigger and lighting technician, who has toured internationally with acts such as Bjork, Coldplay, Keane, Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol and The Stone Roses. Alongside his freelance activities he has also started a company called Rigorous Technology Ltd, specialising in the hire of rigging equipment.
“The Theatre and Performance Technology (TPT) course gave me a firm foundation on which to build my experience. The facilities LIPA and TPT have at their disposal are second to none, entirely representative of industry standard kit. The effort you put in will be repaid tenfold, and the people you meet will, more likely than not, open the doors to your future career.”
Name: Miriam Evans
Year of graduation: 2006
Miriam Evans is building a career in the world of lighting design. Design assistant to Adam Bassett and Patrick Woodroffe, Miriam works both in the UK and overseas on a broad spectrum of projects, from theatrical productions and concerts to architectural installations and corporate events. Her CV of credits includes work on the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies, Wynn Encore Las Vegas, the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary tour, Take That Progress tour, Batman Live, and the International Doha Film Festival.
"I graduated with a wealth of experience which I still draw upon to this day. LIPA provided me with the support to not only expand my knowledge, but also to grow in confidence. I remember the occasion where my desire to chief LX yet another show was kindly declined as they thought I should turn my skills to lighting design. I bit the bullet and accepted. Four years on, I am now lucky enough to be working as an assistant lighting designer alongside some of the greatest designers in the industry."