James Roxburgh graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Practice, specializing in Technical and Production Management.
After working freelance on a number of shows in the West End, he worked for ATG in 2008 on several touring shows and new productions based at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley assisting Production Manager Digby Robinson. After 8 months James began working independently and as associate to Damian Partington, Production Manager. It was in this capacity he first began to work with Fifty Nine setting up rehearsals and film projects, first on After Dido and then on Al Gran Sole Carico D’Amore.
In 2010 he worked for Société des bains de mer de Monaco to refurbish the Cabaret club and show in the Monte Carlo Casino as Production Manager. The permanently installed cabaret show comprised of dancers, aerial and circus performers working with show controlled synchronized sound, lighting, video and automation.
In 2011 he worked as Production Manager for the content film shoots for Two Boys, Dr Dee, Fink and Five Truths. Outside Fifty Nine he was Production Manager for Bronowski Production’s international versions of The Sound of Music in Kuala Lumpur, Hair the musical in Ljubljana and A Chorus Line in Tel Aviv. He also worked as Stage Manager for Katie Mitchell’s opera Clemency at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre.
He began to work fulltime for Fifty Nine in January 2012, working on the set for the TED Global Conference 2012, the London 2012 Opening Ceremony (along side 59 Project Manager Remi Harris). He played an important role for the delivery of David Bowie is the exhibition at the V&A, as Project Manager for Fifty Nine who worked with regular collaborators to design all elements of the visitor experience. He continues to work with the V&A to support the exhibition as it tours the world and on many of Fifty Nine’s other projects.