There is something magical about creating theatre on an island and lighting particularly is a huge challenge. Temporary scaffolding towers have to be erected for the lights to be hung from. The height of these structures is limited so lighting angles are a little lower than normal. Adding to the complexity of lighting, the audience is on 3 sides. For the first half of the production it's daylight yet lighting is used through out. All the equipment has to be brought to the Island and there is one week-end to install the lighting and sound. This is called rigging week-end and a huge team of volunteers stay on the Island to put up all the lights. Lighting cues for each scene or moment are often created and developed throughout the technical and dress rehearsals. We are painting with light; the lights are the palette, the stage and actors the canvas and every lighting state a painting. To be part of the Technical team is an amazing learning experience and good friends are made.
Auditions and Open Evenings are held every year in January, however you can join us at any time during the year using our crew sign up form.
Amazing dedicated and inspiring team to work with