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Lighting & Theatre

Big Haired Hamlet

When playing Hamlet, it must be such an advantage, having big hair.  In fact, thinking through the Hamlets I’ve seen, only one didn’t have big hair, and I can’t help but feel that he fell […]

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Matilda – the Musical

I’m not musicals woman. Which is ironic, considering I’m in the process of lighting one.  One with a huge set, a lot of dance number, and no room to put any booms in, if anyone’s […]

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In the Cage

“Yo yo, bitches!” The young man who uttered this phrase is from Teddington, not necessarily your most bitchin’ hood in Middlesex, yo.  He’d been in the lighting department for a week and a half, and […]

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15A Delicacies

“I need to know how much 15 Amp cable and DMX you have,” I said. The man looked briefly tortured.  “Well,” he replied at last, “One mustn’t be too ambitious about these things.” As a […]

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Tinderbox

I very rarely blog about productions I’ve worked on.  I mean, I blog about the working, because it ranges from the exhausting to the occasionally comical, but you may have noticed, dear reader, that I […]

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Drama

So here’s a question to mull over a good word count… what exactly is drama? Kinda a broad question, and not really one I expect to be able to answer in any shape or form.  […]

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Things to do in a box

To do in a control box between cues: 1.  Write novels. 2.  Send very long emails to far-flung friends (when the theatre’s internal internet system is functioning, grumble grumble….) 3.  Learn Chinese. 4.  Attempt to […]

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Three down, two to go….

Month from hell! So many shows! Bed soon! Bed! Bed bed bed bed… Bed! Oh god please bed!

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Simon and the Drum

A few days ago I blogged about a play I was calling Four Men in a Church. By popular request, this production has now been re-named Simon and the Drum.  To explain… The drum is […]

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Adventures in a Technical Rehearsal

As anyone who regularly follows this blog will know, I spend a lot of my time sat in darkened theatres waiting for stuff to happen, and that is precisely where you find me know.  At […]

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The Month From Hell

So, today I go into fit up for a job I’m completely out of my depth on. Well… sorta out of my depth.  I’m AV operator in my favourite theatre, and while it’s my favourite […]

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4.50 a.m.

There comes a point in every sensible girl’s life when she finds herself thinking, ‘oh my’.  I mean, ‘oh my’ probably really doesn’t do it justice, but that’s kinda the point – ‘oh my’ are […]

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