Core Team

Nathan Jackson

Head of Production

Biography

In a few words I make spectacular things happen.

What this means on a day to day basis is that I lead the team that manages the practical realisation of creative ideas and I oversee the day to day operations of our storage and workshop facilities.

To Salford Quays from deepest Cornwall via the M6

My first job with Walk the Plank was actually at Salford Quays fixing a broken down 7.5t truck. Since then my arrival from the depths of Cornwall has led me to an incredible range of creative and technical challenges overseeing shows of every shape and size.

Like many people at Walk the Plank, I first started as a freelancer. That was 2004. I became a full-time member of the core team in 2010.

From staging our Fire Gardens in locations up and down the country to master-planning massive events like Ar Waith Ar Daith in 2015, the largest outdoor arts production ever staged in Wales, Walk the Plank has given me a brave and daring range of projects to work on.

My specialism

Creative production. I love working through the intricate production details that make the creative elements of what we do look so easy and effortless. Working with artists on the development of new works is immensely rewarding, especially when they see their work form part of a much larger production.

What attracted me to Walk the Plank?

I’ve always worked in the arts since leaving school but was drawn to Walk the Plank for its anarchic ethos and appetite for risk.

What do I get up to outside work?

Away from work I’m busy with my young family in Yorkshire, with regular forays back to Cornwall.

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