Reviews

Erewash Musical Society

A Christmas Carol

Lighting 

Reviewed by: Phil Williams

Venue: Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton

"The use of back projection worked very well in setting the scenes and, together with the lighting and costumes enhanced the visual impact. It is certainly a popular Christmas show judging by the audience response and it provided good entertainment."

3 Counties Musical Society

The Sourcer

Lighting 

Reviewed by: Phil Williams

Venue: Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton

"The small orchestra played well and balanced the stage at all times. The set was basic but combined with fine lighting it was effective.”  "Overall, an entertaining evening with an appreciative audience."

Hello Dolly - Present Company - Buxton Opera House

Riverside Drama Company

Neville's Island

Lighting and Sound

Venue: Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton

Review from Kev Castle just got back from Long Eaton from watching "Neville's Island" at the Duchess Theatre. 

"Clever sound effects and lighting go to create a very witty play." 

Martin Mould Via Face Book: "Congratulations to all involved. A superb production and excellent acting from the four players. Lighting, sound and set added to build the atmosphere"

Erewash Musical Society

Carousel

Lighting

Reviewed by: Phil Williams
Venue: Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton

"This was another good production from this Society" 

 "I particularly liked the opening sequence blending movement and dance so effectively"

"The costumes, set and props were good and together with the lighting added to the visual effect. Stage management was efficient keeping the momentum going, so important with these longer shows. This was very well prepared by the talented production team and provided great entertainment."


Shepshed College Performing Arts

Beauty and the Beast

 Sound

Venue: Hind Leys Theater, Shepshed December 2012

"Thank you once again for your contribution Simon, we couldn’t have done it as well as we did without the awesome quality of the sound."

Steve Dootson

Three Counties Musical Society

Yeoman of the Guard

Lighting,Projection and Sound

Reviewed by: Phil Williams November 17th 2012
Venue: Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton

"Having the chorus dressed in black worked fine as they blended into the background when the solo items were performed and the well chosen pictures of the Tower projected on to the back wall helped set the individual scenes." 

" There was beautifully controlled music from stage and pit with a good sound balance and you could hear the words with not a throat mike in site! "  SAB comment: Maybe not in sight but a couple were in use!

"The principals’ costumes, the back projection and the lighting all helped to enhance the occasion and take it a step beyond a formal concert version. The end result certainly indicated a well prepared performance and provided a very enjoyable evening"

Erewash Musical Society

Chess

Lighting and Projection

Reviewed by: Phil Williams October 3rd  2012
Venue: Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton

"Not an easy show to put on, but this production team certainly set and achieved very high standards.  The set was very simple but effective and well thought out, while the lighting certainly added to the visual effect.  It was evident that a lot of dedication and hard work had gone into the preparation by the production team and performers alike, they should all be proud of the end result."

Erewash Musical Society

Our House

Lighting, Sound and Projection

Reviewed by: Phil Williams March 2012
Venue: Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton

" The backstage and technical aspects were all great, especially the very effective back projection. "

Three Counties Musical Society

A Jubilee Celebration

Lighting and Projection

Reviewed by: Phil Williams May 2012
Venue: Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton, Nottingham

" The staging and lighting was nicely done and presentation certainly enhanced with the scenic projection onto the back cloth" 

"I didn't have the opportunity to speak to you properly on Saturday evening.  So this is to say how much I appreciated all your hard work and imagination with the lighting and projections,which added so much to the presentation of our concert.  To just say thank you seems hopelessly inadequate, but we have known each other long enough, I hope, for you to know how much we value your contribution to our various projects" Colin Marsh

Present Company

Sound of Music - March 2012

Sound

" Despite a few minor sound and lighting glitches, for a first night, this show was technically slick" Derby Telegraph

Melbourne Operatic Society

Gonderliers

Sound and Lighting

"Many thanks for all your help. We were particularly pleased with the sound. The balance between singers and orchestra was better than it has ever been." Keith Revesley


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