It’s not every day you get to sort the sound for a West End Star.
Ben Forster, who you may remember as the winner of the search for a Jesus Christ Superstar competition, provided an exclusive event for the OU Theatre Group Bookers’ Club at MK Theatre.
Mr & Mrs HIPPOFROG were already attending the event as guests but were called upon to assist with the PA. Our good friend and super sound guy Mike Crofts provided us with the relevant equipment and we set it up.
Well, today was the day we started to get in to the theatre and the snow was nice to us.
A team of willing volunteers arrived to empty several truckloads of lighting and scenery to create Oz.
As the Venue is a theatre that has flying, a different routine to previous pantos took place. The plus side was that everything that needs to be up above the stage can be rigged at a sensible height and then flown out.
It also meant that we didn’t have to spend most of the day rigging truss and motors for everything to hang from.
There are lots of learnings to take away, but we’re looking good for the rest of the pre-show set up.
A Crew marches on it’s stomach so it was important for the table to be fixed for lunch. Mac did a great job in sorting out the wobble! (Photo by Martin)