Blackpool Pleasure Beach
| 2005 - 2014 |
Antony joined Pleasure Beach, Blackpool and entertainment devision (Stageworks Worldwide Productions) as Creative Director in 2005. This appointment followed a long association with the company. Working closely with the Managing Director, Deputy Manager & the Senior Team to create the Pleasure Beach's vision and turn it into a reality.
AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ANTONY’S KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDEd:
Head of Wardrobe
Working closely within a team. Antony was in charge of the day to day running of the department.
From Design, Creation & Manufacturing Antony took the wardrobe department at Stageworks Worldwide Productions into new areas of costumes. Creating costumes for Pleasure Beach on Park entertainment, uniform & character costumes and for the award winning production shows, Hot Ice, Forbidden & Mystique. Opening the market for Television, Theme Parks, Theatre, Film & Revue's Worldwide.
PR AND MARKETING
The role involved working closely with the team as Creative, in all aspects of Media, PR, Design, Print & Marking throughout the company. This involved the Park & resort, Retail, Shows, Big Blue Hotel and the re-branding of the company. Antony was also heavily involved with the creative ideas & projects for the new UK's first Nickelodeon Land and all new additions to the resort.
His talent for Photography was a key element for all marketing material produced for the company & his work was published in 'Professor Vanessa Toulmin's - more than a resort' book on Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Head of Design Studio
This involved working with the in-house & external designers on signage, attraction theming, Models, Animatronics, Artwork, Animation, Maintenance and Themed Events. Model & Paint Shop, from day-today general up-keep to creating new and inative ideas.
The Company Look - Uniforms & Appearance, Staff Training Aids, Retail - Creating Pleasure Beach's Own branded retail merchandise
Presenter & host to product launches, behind-the-scences tours, off-site presentations, video productions, Audio Park Recording, Enhance Customer Experiences - From park opening to closing.
HEAD OF ENTERTAINMENT AT STAGEWORKS WORLDWIDE PRODUCTIONS, BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH
As head of Entertainment, Key areas where Choreography (for all productions), Scripts, Contracts, Casting, Costumes, Day-to-day running of Cast & productions. Working closely with the technical department, theatres & venues, including the Ice Arena (which was utilised not only for productions but for training, events & pleasure skating), 5 major venues throughout the resort, Hotel entertainment & Events, on-Park entertainment & All corporate events.
Dance, variety Show
Eclipse, Award Winning (Brass Ring Award, Best Show)
The Circus Musical
Magic & Illusion
Hot Ice, Award Winning (Brass Ring Award, Best Show)
On park Entertainment
Big One Show - Variety on park stage show
Nickelodeon Land Show - Character Costume Shows
Planet Rock - Magic & Puppet Show
Themed Events - Halloween, Christmas & Easter
ENTERTAINMENT - PRESENT
Antony Johns became part of Trends Management in 1978 and worked in close association with Jamie Phillips and took the company over in 1998, leading into new successes and developing the production side for events and providing superb costumes for international events.
In 2014/ 2015 Antony re-established a Entertainmentin the North of England.
In 2016 Antony moved to the South of England and created Antony JohnsCreative Consultant.
Director. Choreographer. Producer. Designer. Events. Photographer. Entertainment Consultant. and Guest teacher throughout the UK
CO PRODUCING with Barbara Ferris & Dougie Squires OBE MVO
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