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Emily Parsley

Operations Manager

Emily Parsley grew up in Latchingdon near Maldon in Essex. Working as a freelance Technician and Relighter her work has taken her to the Cliff’s Pavillion, Barbican, Roundhouse, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Stratford East and The Royal Opera House Covent Garden amongst various regional Theatres and international venues including the National Arts Centre in Ottowa. She studied Technical Theatre and Dance Performance gaining a 1st Class BA honors degree.

Emily joined the Playhouse team in 2010 as a Lighting Technician. Emily favours her design work and has enjoyed designing lighting for numerous plays, dance works and pantomimes over the years.

She progressed to Technical Manager in 2014, Technical and Projects Manager in 2018, and her current role of Operations Manager in 2022. Under Emily’s management Harlow Playhouse has undergone various improvements whether that be behind the scenes; with a power and data infrastructure overhaul and new PA in Theatre 1, an artistic injection to dressing rooms, an improvement to fire safety or Front of House with digital displays, new branded entrance way and refurbished customer toilets.

Emily is constantly looking to better the Playhouse in its delivery of service and provision of facilities for the benefit of the Harlow Playhouse family; colleagues, resident companies and the wider community.

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