Behind the Scenes

Drama in the Dale is always looking for people who will support our productions in a most valuable way…behind the scenes. This can range from constructing a set to making tea for everyone!

 

In order that our group is constantly being up-skilled Drama in the Dale hold workshops, run by professionals in their field, to help make costumes, scenery and much more.

 

In our first production, The Bonny Moor Hen a theatre was built in an empty shed. A group of volunteers tirelessly worked on scenery, building not just a set but a stage and auditorium.

When we took this same production to an outside space our musicians became “audience movers”.

For our first production of a Shakespeare play, “The Tempest”, members of Drama in the Dale were able to access a workshop at the Contact Theatre in Manchester where they explored how to design sets, how to set up lighting rigs and help with using sound equipment; these were all led by the technical staff at Contact theatre. An amazing experience.

During our Open Event for The Tempest our back stage crew, with the help of many younger members of the company, built dens ready to be used as part of the scenery for the character Caliban.

With our production of Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2016 emphasis was on making traditional Tudor style garments for the cast. Again we held a series of workshops under the guidance of Kim Dermottroe, a professional costume designer.  A small team spent many hours grasping new techniques including how to make a boned bodice, cutting a pattern from a model and much more. The result of their hard work is some magnificent costumes which have become part of Drama in the Dale’s stock.

And of course, as with any theatre group, people are needed backstage to keep the cast fed, help with makeup, put the finishing touches to the hair, set up scenery and props, become musicians…often using a bizarre selection of instruments, take photos for our website and Facebook page, direct the traffic…and the audience, wash the costumes and so much more. Whatever your skill Drama in the Dale can find something for you to do.

And of course, as with any theatre group, people are needed backstage to keep the cast fed, help with makeup, put the finishing touches to the hair, set up scenery and props, become musicians…often using a bizarre selection of instruments, take photos for our website and Facebook page, direct the traffic…and the audience, wash the costumes and so much more. Whatever your skill Drama in the Dale can find something for you to do.

If you are interested in joining us then please contact lucy@dramadale.co.uk

The Group

The Group

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Membership

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