HIPPOFROG Productions

supporting the darker side of your performance

After many years running a wireless show relay system, there is now a brand new shiny wired system.

Members of the HIPPOFROG Productions Crew have purchased and installed this at Stantonbury Theatre for use on a semi-permanent loan basis.

No more ‘we can’t hear what’s happening’!

It is an 8 zone system, this means we can make individual calls to dressing rooms as well as calls to all rooms.  There’s no escape!


 

The Crew won’t function without this important flight case.

For those who don’t know, this is the Kitchen case and is the most important case that travels with the Crew.  It even includes a kitchen sink (well, bowls anyway!)

It is one of the first cases to be unloaded so that the urn can be set up and boiling.


 

The Panto pyrotechnics have arrived!

12 pyrotechnics plus 2 confetti cannons per performance.  That’s a lot of fizz and bang!


 

Panto planning in full swing.

The reconfiguration of the flown truss to incorporate another tab track for all of the cloths in this year’s show.


 

The team plotting the lighting for Arts1 Seussical Show.

There were illuminated pink clouds in this plot!


 

Our new system that we developed to help keep the very busy dance rehearsals on track for the Juliet Ratnage School of Performing Arts Summer Show.

It counts down the time remaining and turns amber at 2 minutes left and red at 1 minute left.

Very useful when you have over 40 numbers to rehearse.


 

Another successful summer show for MKAOS with their production of The Wedding Singer.

A busy set for the Crew with a lot of truck movements including the infamous water scene at the end of Act 1.

Here is a sneaky side-stage picture of this moment.

Wedding Singer MKAOS


 

The sight that greeted us as we arrived for Opening Night for The Wedding Singer.

A little more water than we needed for the scene at the end of Act 1.

But, as they say, the show must go on…