Wednesday 17 June

A Covid Theatre Practice is Launched with “Production Lighting in a Post Pandemic World”

A group of theatre production electricians have come together to launch A Covid Theatre Practice – a platform for anyone who works backstage in UK theatre to share ideas on how we may have to work differently when theatre re-opens post pandemic.

The group consists of Gerry Amies, Martin Chisnall, Fraser Hall and Pete Lambert; all of whom are well known on the West End theatre circuit and between them are responsible for working on thousands of shows over the years.

Martin comments: “We were all well aware of the hard work being undertaken by a lot of people in considering how theatre can re-open at all, but we weren’t aware of anybody thinking about the finer details of what we do, and how that might need to change in order to get a show onstage i.e. how would you ‘do a fit up’. We then realised that we were as qualified as anybody to have a go at detailing what this may look like so we started putting our heads today. As such, with the help of friends and colleagues we’ve come up with a list of ideas and suggestions”.

Download “Production Lighting in a Post Pandemic World” here: Production Lighting in a Post Pandemic World