Gail Pallin’s professional career as a stage manager began in 1980 at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, and has spanned a diverse and exciting breadth of theatre work, stage managing at many repertory theatres, including the Royal Court in London, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Derby Playhouse and the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester.
During this time she also had the opportunity to tour small and middle-scale productions nationally.
After returning to Scotland, she worked freelance as a stage/production manager, workshop leader, events manager, sound engineer and part-time lecturer at Dundee College.
Her interests in youth and community work led her to direct seven productions in Fife and Tayside. She then took up a full-time position as Stage Management Lecturer at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, where she worked for fifteen years, contributing to building a very successful Stage Management course.
She now continues to provide vocational training in Stage Management at Fife College. Her research interests include creativity in stage management and developing software for training stage managers in cueing techniques. She is a Trustee of Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Modern Apprenticeship Assessor for the new Diploma in Technical Theatre Operations.