Unseen and unknown to most of our audience, our stage manager and backstage crew hidden in the wings and the actors waiting for their cue in the Green Room behind the stage can all see what's happening on the stage throughout a performance. We have had for some time a video monitoring system comprising a camera situated in the loft at the rear of the hall and two video screens, one backstage and one in the Green Room (the room where the actors wait). The set-up is of enormous help in presenting a slick performance to our audience.

stage Love begins scene


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stage Love begins scene

Rehearsal for Love Begins at Fifty 2002


As is the way of things, one of the screens broke and the other began to show signs of age and weariness, so we decided to provide new ones. The new monitors and the video camera were perfectly capable of showing the scene in High Definition, but we could only send a murky low quality picture down the television areial cable that runs from the loft to the stage.

However our technical team were up for the challenge, and we found some little black boxes to convert the High Definition signal into a form suitable for transmission down the TV cable and to restore it to High Definition at the stage end. Our stage crew and actors can now see the production in glorious High Definition colour.

Thanks are due to David Goddard for providing most of the technical expertise and for donating one of the new monitors.


Our 2019 Drama Festival

The Working Party for the Horsham District Year of Culture Drama Festival is hard at work on plans for the event. Invitations to submit an 'Expression of Interest' have been sent to 12 different Amateur Dramatic Society's in the area. We aim to have three productions on each of the three competition evenings (24th to 26th July 2019) with the winners of the different categories being announced at a Gala Night on the fourth evening (27th July 2019). More details will follow as our plans develop; however, we are still looking for someone to help with the Publicity and PR for this very important event in our 2019 calendar. So please if you know someone who might be prepared to help contact Geofrey Steward on 01798 874932.




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