Douglas has had an extraordinarily varied career. After training as a chef at catering college, he went on to work in a major hotel in his hometown of Newcastle, before returning to college to study drama, and entertainment technology.

His first professional job in the entertainment business was as stage manager at the historic New Tyne Theatre, for which he stage-managed the theatre’s 125th anniversary production, West Side Story.

He went on to work for Yorkshire’s Bridge Theatre, at their bases in Hebden Bridge and Huddersfield, a company for which he did many tours, summer seasons, and pantomimes as Company Stage Manager, whilst also performing in some of the productions. As Production / Stage Manager for Meridith Productions’ first seven pantomimes at the Gracie Fields Theatre, he went onto to build a solid career for himself.

In the 1990’s a change direction occurred, a change which had Douglas staying firmly within the entertainment field. With Chris Beeching he formed a company building and hiring out stage sets for musical shows with Chris as designer and Douglas on the technical side. Called Proscenium and based in the North of England, it became a highly successful organisation, and indeed, the start of Chris and Douglas performing together can without doubt be traced back to the trade shows they went to selling their wares! In 2000 they sold Proscenium to their business partner before moving permanently to Crete.

It was this move to Crete that gave Douglas his first chance to perform for television, along with Chris becoming one of the first English presenters on Greek TV, a period witnessing them being invited onto chat shows, and both of them becoming extremely popular personalities with both English and Greek speaking audiences.

For the Athens season, 2008 – 2009 he was Production Manager, designing the lighting, sound and video, on the new play, O Kyrios Episkopakis, directed by Stelios Mainas.

 

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