Pantomime Season

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24th December, 2014
This festive season Dimension is delivering the audio systems at not one, not two, but SIX pantomimes all the way from Southampton to Glasgow – audio services fit for any princess (or pantomime dame).

With two Cinderellas, two Aladdins, a Sleeping Beauty and a Beauty & the Beast, Dimension has had a busy December! (Oh no it hasn’t!) Oh yes it has!

On the south coast Brian Conley and Gok Wan are starring in the Southampton Mayflower Theatre’s production of Cinderella. The sound was designed by Gareth Owen and associate Russell Godwin with the kit based around the d&b Audio Y-series. Dimension is supplying 24 Y12s – the first outing for the full Y line array inventory since its acquisition – with T10s, Q7s, E3s, Ci80s, J Infras, B4 subs and Q subs making up the rest of the system. Cinders, Buttons and the Fairy Godmother (along with the rest of the cast) are using Sennheiser 2000 and 3000 series radio mics supported by dual PCs for audio FX and playback, a Yamaha CL5 Mixing Console and Aviom A16 and A360 band monitoring in the orchestra pit.

Up in Scotland Dimension is supplying a similar set-up for the Glasgow production at the SECC Clyde Auditorium starring John Barrowman and The Krankies. Again with Gareth Owen as Sound Designer, a d&b Audio V-series is being used with an Avid Venue Profile Mixing System, Sennheiser 2000 and Shure UHF-R radio mics, and Aviom A16 band monitoring.

To complement the in-house rig, Aladdin at the Chatham Central Theatre is receiving a more modest kit list consisting of a Trantec S5.5 radio mic system and Apple Mac for Qlab audio and video playback. The Stevenage version at the Gordon Craig Theatre is using the d&b T-Series and B4 subs as the main PA working alongside the Theatre’s d&b E3 front fills and delays. A Yamaha M7CL is the mixing console and the Theatre’s recently purchased MyMix system is being used as band monitoring.

Breaking from tradition, Enfield’s Millfield Theatre is telling the story of Sleeping Beauty and with Dimension’s help, the Prince will triumph (awww)! Working with the in-house rig, EM Acoustics EMS-51 front fills and delays, d&b C6 fills and E3s for foldback are in use, with Dimension’s Andrew Johnson supplying the sound design.

Finally, at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Ed Clarke has designed the sound for Beauty & the Beast. A full EM Acoustics Em-122W proscPA system, Digico SD9 mixing system and Aviom A16 system for band monitoring have been supplied, as well as a Sennheiser EW500 G3 radio system with DPA mics for the cast - an audio package not to be booed at!