This week, Nick asked about the revolve on a stage – what is it and how does it work? One of our technical wizards, Kerry Saxby, provides the answer.
In this regular feature, you ask the questions and we answer them. This week, Simon asks about a theatre term he’s heard: the grid – what is it, and how is it used?
Head Flyman James Tucker tells us the secrets of Southbank Theatre’s Power Fly System, and how lighting and scenery is flown into the 20-metre void above the Sumner stage.
Beneath the Sumner stage is where lifts are constructed to propel actors upward through trapdoors. Explore what happens out of sight, and discover how an orchestra pit is lying dormant below the front rows of the theatre.
During a performance, the front-of-house audio operator balances sound from the actors’ microphones and the music, creating an artificial equilibrium that feels absolutely natural.
Actor Izabella Yena provides behind-the-scenes insight into the falling wall in the 2019 MTC production of The Violent Outburst That Drew Me to You.
Projection designer Justin Harrison explains how the stunning images of the Coorong were captured and manipulated to evoke the wild beauty of coastal South Australia in Storm Boy.
Discover how one surprise character in Vivid White stole the show – Güüs.
We spoke to MTC Production about simulating a car explosion in Macbeth.