I had a good time last night, working in the Bridewell Theatre off Fleet Street. I was called in as a last minute Lighting Operator (well, called on Monday for a Wednesday performance is pretty last minute, but not as short notice as Upbeat music was a few weeks ago!). The role of LX Operator also included being the Sound Operator. Oh, and Stage Manager too. And if I’d been more girly, I’d have been doing the actress’ hair during the interval too, but thankfully I was spared that.
The play for which I was one-man-teching was Brimstone and Treacle, put on by 1066 Productions. It’s the first time that I’ve worked for a professional theatre company, and I’m glad to say that none of them twigged that I was an amateur techie until I enlightened them in the bar afterwards! Obviously I’m a well trained DramSoc techie . It’s a great play, but if you go and see it, it’ll both lighten your wallet (hey, this isn’t a DramSoc production) and leave you feeling slightly disturbed.
Most importantly, I managed to be a “parachute techie”, and I didn’t screw it up. Nice.