Staging: Help Your Performers Be Seen And Heard
Whatever your needs, we can help you ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 04/07/2017 @ 8:00AM
The thing about any performance is to be seen and heard. That sounds obvious, but when you have a choir on staging, one of the main reasons people come is to see people they know singing ...
Our staging can be adjusted to any height to ensure everyone is seen and heard.
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If you take a normal stage and put two rows of singers on it, then the back row won't be seen. The biggest event we've recently had is where a school had hundreds of children in groups on our large outdoor stage, so we extended it.
"All the mums and dads could then see their little ones performing and everyone was happy."
Also the sound engineers need to be able to see the stage when they're working and so we sort that out as well. They normally don't need too much room as the main equipment they have is on stage. They just need somewhere to work from.
It also helps that they are above as occasionally you get a member of the public trying to be 'helpful' by doing the mixing for them and if they're above the ground it stops all this. Believe me it happens.
So we pop them on their own rostra with barriers, and the speakers are usually best placed off stage too so we do that as well. Have a look at the photo's here and you will see all I've spoken about:
Yes, of course, all this all costs money, but we give the best prices available and our friendly team will sort you out. We will come out and do a survey, make a plan and advise the best way to do any of your staging.
If you need a sound engineer and PA equipment we will give you the contacts of the best sound and lighting people we know and we work it out together.
"We'll always make it easy for you and we are fun to be around."
We're first in and last out, and once the staging is set up, it's hardly noticeable, and that's what you want, as you need your performers to be seen and heard, and that's exactly what we help you achieve.
If you'd like to find out more about our staging, call me on 01234 241357 or visit www.stage-hire.org.uk.
Until next time ...
David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.
Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.
He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.
He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.
He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.
David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.