Getting behind the scenes
- Written by Mr N Knight
KS4 student undertaking a BTEC Music Qualification visited the Marlowe Theatre as part of their studies focusing on the music industry. Having the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the largest theatre in Kent when they were in the throws of setting up for a Waterboys gig that evening was very fortunate, and with a brilliant guide in the form of the Technical Director at the theatre as were able to ask loads of questions about how venues operate, promotion, marketing and even the ‘crazy’ riders that some artists insist upon when they perform. We visited all corners of the theatre from the very depths to the highest point and even having a go working the spotlights. We also had a sneaky peek at the cast of the Christmas pantomine in rehearsals in the studio getting the chance to say hi to CBeebies Mr Maker and ‘Roxy’ from Eastenders. All in all, an excellent day providing a massive insight into everything that goes into making a live production work.