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.

 

OTHER AREAS

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. 

 

Production shows

Forbidden

Dance, variety Show

 

Eclipse, Award Winning (Brass Ring Award, Best Show)

The Circus Musical

 

Mystique

Magic & Illusion

 

Hot IceAward Winning (Brass Ring Award, Best Show)

Ice Spectacular

 

On park Entertainment

 

Big One Show - Variety on park stage show

Nickelodeon Land Show - Character Costume Shows

Planet Rock - Magic & Puppet Show

Costume Parades

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

2018

CO PRODUCING with Barbara Ferris & Dougie Squires OBE MVO   

THE SWEETEST SOUNDS OF RODGERS AND HART

THE SWEETEST SOUNDS OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

AT THE CRAZY COQS AT ZEDEL IN LONDON IN MARCH AND APRIL

2018

AJ STUDIO COSTUMES 

IN FEBURARY OPENING  AJ STUDIO COSTUMES  . FROM COSTUME PRODUCTION /DESGIN/HIRE