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Meriel Pym

Scenic Crafts Tutor


Meriel joined the school in August 2017 having spent twenty years working in the theatre industry as a scenic artist, prop maker and designer. She holds a Theatre Design BA from Nottingham Trent University and recently completed a PGCE (Rose Bruford College).

Meriel served for fourteen years at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, creating sets and props for over 140 productions. She has also worked at the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh, Oldham Coliseum, Bolton Octagon and Manchester International Festival as well as on TV shows including Life on Mars (BBC) and Rovers (SKY TV).

Meriel covers the disciplines of props and carpentry for the Production Arts course. She is passionate about creative education and believes in the power of ‘learning by doing’.

Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor