2 x 2 canvas and paint...
So what are you going to do with that ?
Well let me tell you.
We are are the stage crew and with just a few screws, and some other odds and bods, we can :-
- Fly you to other planets or on a magic carpet - Whisk you to exotic locations - Take you down a rabbit hole or through a wardrobe.
We are the engineers who bring your shows to life.
So how does it work ?
Well it all starts with a meeting with the producer.
After they explain what they would like from the show we calm them down and explain to them that this isn't The London Palladium or Hollywood.
We can generally arrive at a suitable compromise; and being honest there isn't a lot we say no to.
We have built rockets that fly, doors that can shrink and grow, revolving walls, flying carpets and space shuttles.
We all have our different take on any given ideas of course and we after a bit of discussion can usually arrive on a plan of action.
So how do we start ?
Location is easy with the help of some very talented artists our front and back cloths are soon transformed into new and mysterious world's deep in a forest outside the village or inside a spooky castle. So much so in fact that we have a couple of these in stock that we like to reuse from time to time but very often each new show can and does require several cloths to be painted.
On to the big stuff...
This is when the producer usually falls out with us ( sorry producers we don't do it on purpose ) Right if you could just sing that song one more time. .... Buzzzzz bang bang bang Buzzzzz
Yep our favourite material 2 x 2. This is were we really go to town
Let's take the last kids production...
The young cast have all learnt there lines and songs. The costumes are all amazing and what does the producer want from us ? Let's see 1 x Tower for a princess to let her hair down 1 x Bridge for some goats to cross and a Scottish troll to live under 1 x Cottage for 3 bears to live in Oh and can we have a beanstalk.
Well we are the stage crew and you wish is our command ( to a certain extent )
So please come on down and watch our show to see just how we managed to pull it all off .
Austin (Stage Manager)