Behind the Scenes

NAME: Lesley Davidson
JOB TITLE: Operations Manager

Key Responsibilities: Responsible for 30 casual FoH and bar staff, 2 duty Managers and Building Manager/Responsible for setting and monitoring FoH, bar and all Building Budgets/Responsible for the booking and management of the rehearsal rooms/Insurances and Licenses for the building/Smooth running of all Front of House and bars including all stock ordering, monitoring and stocktaking/Rotas and wages.

How long have you worked at the Citizens? 7 years

Did you have to train specifically to do your job? No, however you do need to be very organised have good communication skills, And lots of common sense! What’s your favourite thing about your job? The buzz of an opening night. All the different types of people you encounter…and of course my office buddy Denise.

What’s your least favourite thing about your job? Not having the time to see all the shows on offer at the Citizens.

My hero is… Don’t have a hero although there are people I admire.

You probably don’t know this about me, but… I was a professional actress for ten years and I have a qualification in woodwork!

My first ever album was… Depeche Mode “A Broken Frame”

My desert island luxury would be… Red lipstick

I wish I could… Have more hours in the day.