Moreton Hall Centenary Celebrations
Total technical provision
Our busy summer season reached news high's this June with our involvement in providing all technical support and stage management for the Moreton Hall School centenary celebrations and prize giving ceremonies.
The problem: How to stage a 500 strong cast pageant performance in a school that doesn't have a purpose made theatre. The solution: Transform the largest sports hall facility in north west England into a professional theatre space, suitable to accommodate not only the cast but also a 60 piece orchestra and nearly 600 audience.
Planning started a year before exploring different options with regards to set design and technical production as well as pulling together scheduling to maximise rehearsal time whilst working around the schools normal curriculum and exam timetable. The complete installation took a mere three days which included the following services:
In addition to this, the 9 piece band that followed for the late evening entertainment had to be turned around within 2 hours of the main pageant finishing. Staging was reconfigured, lighting re programmed and sound equipment totally turned around. Further changes were then made overnight in preparation for the following days prize giving which again required a totally different setup both onstage and behind the scenes. Within 36hrs of the ceremonies finishing the room was reinstated to normal, just in time for the schools busy summer school season!