Paul Rummer Principal

Paul Rummer

Principal


Biography

Paul has been Principal of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School since 2007.

He previously worked in technical theatre (Warwick Arts Centre / the Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton) before moving into stage management (Chichester Festival Theatre / Bristol Old Vic and large scale touring), company management on big scale commercial shows and education work with the National Trust.

He joined the School in 1985 as Head of Stage Management courses, became Associate Principal in 1989 and completed an MBA at UWE’s Bristol Business School in 1992.

Paul is particularly focussed on broadening the School’s professional vocational training courses in order to provide even greater employment opportunities for students and build on its national and international reputation as a centre of academic excellence.Staff

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice