Autumn Concert

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Stagehand


Information:

→ During the day of rehearsals, I drew rough stage plans and took pictures of the chairs and music stands for each act. This meant that when it came to the performance in the evening, we could refer to the plans and photos to set the stage for each act accurately.


Sound:

→ We used two shotgun microphones rigged above the choir to send a signal into the main PA to boost the volume of the singers.


Stage:

→ I directed a small team of 5 stagehands to take on and remove chairs and music stands as efficiently as possible.


Lighting:

→ We used 8 fresnels with straw gels to create a general wash covering the stage. We also used a spotlight profile to light the composer.

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Samurai – Leatherhead Drama Festival

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Location: Leatherhead Theatre

Role: Stagehand


Information:

→ I started by helping the technical manager build 4 flats for the set. There were two flats with swivel doors in them. We also made a large circular hole in the middle of the two central flats. We stretched gauze over the back of the hole which created a shadow when lit from behind. This was used at a point in the play where a sword is levitating behind the actors.


Challenges:

→ The main challenge for participating in a drama festival was the rule of a 10 minute build time. This meant that the stage crew had to erect the 4 stage flats, roll out red vinyl carpet and attach the gauze in a limited time. After a few rehearsals, we managed to build the set in under 7 minutes.


Prizes:

→ We were awarded the Richard Houghton prize for the best set and costume in the festival!


Media:

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Autumn Concert

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Location: Reed’s School

Role: Stagehand


Information:

→ During the day of rehearsals, I drew rough stage plans and took pictures of the chairs and music stands for each act. This meant that when it came to the performance in the evening, we could refer to the plans and photos to set the stage for each act accurately.


Sound:

→ We used two shotgun microphones rigged above the choir to send a signal into the main PA to boost the volume of the singers.


Stage:

→ I directed a small team of 5 stagehands to take on and remove chairs and music stands as efficiently as possible.


Lighting:

→ We used 8 fresnels with straw gels to create a general wash covering the stage. We also used a spotlight profile to light the composer.

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Summer Concert

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Location: St Martin of Tours Church – Epsom

Role: Stagehand


Schedule:

→ The day started with the stage crew loading the van with instruments and music stands at Reed’s to take to St Martin of Tours Church in Epsom.

→ Once we arrived at the venue, we unloaded the van and laid out the performance area ready for rehearsals.

→ During the rehearsals, I took notes and drew rough stage plans for each act.

→ During the show, I organised the stage crew and shared out the roles of taking chairs on and off.

→ Once the performance was over, we loaded the van with the instruments and stands to take back to Reed’s.

 

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Reed’s Bicentenary Concert

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Location: Royal Festival Hall – Southbank

Role: Stagehand


Information:

→ I started the day by helping the rest of the crew load a minivan with musical instruments. We had a pre-made checklist to ensure we didn’t leave anything behind. Once we arrived at the Royal Festival Hall, we unloaded the van into the loading bay.

→ I then had to ferry groups of school children up a backstage lift and take them to their rehearsal space. Throughout the day, I acted as a runner delivering rehearsal updates the the musicians and singers. At the end of the performance, I helped load the van with musical instruments.

→ It was a truly great event which taught me a lot about the organisation which goes into such an event.

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Summer Concert

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Location: St Martin of Tours Church – Epsom

Role: Stagehand


Schedule:

8:30-9:00 → Load the van with instruments and music stands at Reed’s.

9:00-9:15 → Drive from Reed’s to St Martin of Tours Church in Epsom.

9:15-9:30 → Unload the instruments and music stands from the van.

9:30-16:00 → Observe rehearsals and draw stage plans for each act.

18:30-19:00 → Pre-set the stage for the first act.

19:00-19:30 → Audience arrive.

19:30-21:00 → Show begins.

21:00-21:15 →Load the van with instruments and music stands.

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