An Armourer is in charge of the firearms and blades used in a theatre production. They can also be responsible for pyrotechnics (any special effects using heat, light, gas, smoke or sound) and theatrical trickery. There is a strict policy on firearms being used in the UK, however there is an Act which allows productions to use them but only during a performance as part of the show.
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There are many different elements of being an Armourer and many different skills needed. To pursue a career as an Armourer to must learn the necessary skills and gain more experience. Paul Wanklin is the Senior Armourer at the National Theatre. He began his career in the army before seeing a job advertised for an Armourer that showed he had many transferable skills for the position. You can also work in TV and Film as well as Theatre.
Around £150-£300 per day
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Published: 5 December 2019