Productions


Forever Young

Hind Leys College 

Sound 

Venue: Hind Leys Theatre

This was a show written by Simon Bailey and is a1980 Juke Box dealing with the trials and tribulations of being 18 and leaving school.

An excellent production and great fun to work on.  A good team of young technicians 

Sound: Simon Birchall


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Christmas Carol

Erewash Musical Society 

Lighting

Venue: Dutchess Theatre

A sold out production with some great challenges, Pyro, UV and some rather large movers!

Lighting Design: Simon Birchall




The Sourcer

3 Counties Musical Society 

Lighting and Sound 

Venue: Dutchess Theatre

A modern version of the Sourcer brought into the 20th century - set in the 1950’s.  Plenty of pryo in this one.

Lighting Design: Simon Birchall

Sound: Simon Birchall



Twelfth Night

Riverside Drama Company 

Lighting and Sound 

Venue: Dutchess Theatre

The first Shakespeare production in both the old and new Duchess theatre. A great production and lots of nice comments re the lighting. It opened with a storm - in which I used 8 gobos including a spanish galleon.  

Lighting Design: Simon Birchall

Sound: Simon Birchall

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Dumb Show

Magpie Drama 

Lighting, Sound and Projection 

Venue: Dutchess Theatre

The first production from a new drama group. Used two short throw projectors for the images of London as scene through the windows.

"Very atmospheric lighting, I particularly liked the opening when Liz was seen in silhouette, then lights faded up slowly. It all helped the “after hours” look, that the play needed "

Unfortunately limited photos exist of this production!

Lighting Design: Simon Birchall

Projections: Simon Birchall

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Best of EMS Concert - June 2013

Erewash Musical Society

Lighting - Sound and Projection

Venue: Duchess Theatre

This was a round up of the Best of EMS - in a concert. pretty sure it started as a request to borrow a couple of radio Mics and then "got a bit out of hand".  A couple of very intensive lighting session join on into the early hours. Mark (the Director) sings when he gets the music!

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Lighting Design: Connor Dexter

Sound: Neil Palmer

Projections: Simon Birchall

Hello Dolly

Present Company

Sound

Venue: Buxton Opera House 

Another August in Buxton and an interesting production, with great reviews - The lead being played by Richard Potts.  The star for me was brand new Allen and heath Ilive T112 - A great desk and seamlessly integrated with Ipad and Phone.

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Once A Catholic

Riverside Drama Company

Lighting and Sound 

Venue: Dutchess Theatre

A great production and an enjoyable week

Lighting Design: Simon Birchall

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Ruddigore

Melobourne Operatic Society

Lighting and Sound 

Venue: Dutchess Theatre

A nice production of Ruddigore - lit after the set was erected, a bit of challenge due to its size, no point focusing until it was up!

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Lighting Design:  Simon Birchall

Programming: Simon Birchall - I can remeber how to do it!

Board Operator: Malcolm Robey

Sound of Music

Ashby Musical Society

Lighting, Sound and Projection

Venue: 400 Hall Theatre Repton

This is a great venue to work in, the infrastructure is great and is pretty well equiped on the lighting side. The challenge here was that there was no time for a real tech as they had two dress rehersals as they were using two groups of children.  Excellent projection images were by Emma. Stage Management was by Stuart Brabin who with his wife Claire won the Hero of the week award - well deserved.

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Lighting Design:  Simon Birchall, Connor Dexter

Programming: Connor Dexter

Sound: Neil Palmer, George Arnall

Board Operator: Liam




 © Simon Birchall 2013