Monday, 23 June 2014

stages for marionette shows

The stages for shows are certainly as diverse as puppeteers. The photo shows me on the standard set up I have touring small venues in New Zealand. The stage is 1200mm high to give good views for a mixed audience of up to 250.
The next two photos show the stage front and side view, set up at Island Bay school in Wellington. It takes me about 45 minutes for setting it up and 30 minutes to put it all together again to leave. Of course when the show starts the lights are on, focused on the stage and rest is in semi darkness.


There are other possibilities too like the improvised African version with tables and school benches
or the seriously more complex one for Titanic. At the end you have to be creative and adaptable and give the audience a great enjoyable time they can remember and talk about for years to come.

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