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About Us

Sam Hunter and Julia Whittle have been responsible for running the Orange Jacket Stage Management teams on Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies from Athens 2004 to Sochi 2014.


As Production Stage Manager, Sam has overseen the delivery of 16 Opening and Closing Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies and has coordinated the rehearsal schedules for over 55,000 volunteers in over 14 countries.


As Show Caller, Julia has been the backstage voice of the Olympics since 2010, with up to 10,000 people, from volunteers to VIP Performers to royalty listening to her instructions at any given time.


Motivational & Keynote Speaking

Sharing our life skills, team building techniques and Olympic work ethos with your staff and clients, wherever you are in the world.


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Orange Jackets

Stage Management first went orange in 2004 when Sam and Julia put the team together for their first Olympics in Athens.

Since then Sam and Julia have gone on to establish an international reputation, and their Orange Jackets have come to exemplify the qualities they bring to their work around the world, namely Good Humour, Team Spirit and Achievement Against All Odds. 

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“Sam and Julia bring with them extraordinary qualities of resourcefulness, attention to detail across multiple departments, calm leadership and tremendous good humour.  I've come to think of them as world class virtuosos in their field and they are always my first port of call”

Bradley Hemmings MBE

Co-Artistic Director

London Paralympic Opening Ceremony 2012

“The management of the SM team was exemplary and disciplined, but never let it be said there was no humour in the stadiums!”

Julie Brooks

Executive Producer

Ceremonies and Large Scale Events

“...the answer is easy… you just call Jules and Sam. They make the incredible difficulty and stress of show running and stage management simply melt away and their confidence can inspire a whole team.”

Ian Stewart


Done+Dusted Inc

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