Leading Theatre Consultant Clive Odom has decided to retire as a Director of Theatreplan Ltd as of March 2020, in order to focus his time and expertise on his main area of interest – the company’s major stage engineering projects.
Clive joined Theatreplan in 2000, having worked in almost every role backstage in a variety of leading UK theatres. Since then he has brought his extensive skills to bear on some of the company’s most complex projects, including taking responsibility for the stage engineering at the six-stage Copenhagen Opera House – one of Theatreplan’s flagship projects.
Over the past 20 years, Clive has been integral to the development of many state-of the-art staging and technical solutions for a wide variety of performance spaces, from Sydney Opera House to Helsinki City Theatre and the Grand Theatre and Opera House in Leeds. Clive has always enjoyed the scale and scope of Theatreplan’s larger projects and will remain fully involved in all the company’s current (and future) stage engineering projects, including the on-going technical upgrade of the Concert Hall at Sydney Opera House. He will also continue his role leading on some current projects, including the refurbishment of Ferneham Hall in Fareham.
Executive Director of Stage Engineering and Technical, Dave Ludlam, said, “Clive has been a Director, and key contributor to Theatreplan's stage engineering department, for 20 years, bringing his immense experience to our most prestigious projects, including Copenhagen Opera House and stage engineering upgrades at some of the world's leading venues including Sydney Opera House. His fellow Directors support Clive's wish to retire from the Board to concentrate his efforts on the wide range of projects Theatreplan is currently undertaking and we look forward to many more years working together with him".