pantomime, Beauty and the Beast

Pantomime

Pantomime

Christmas means pantomimes for us. This year we had three productions to supply and operate at. First it was STEPPS pantomime in Darlington who put on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – Performed in Bondgate Hall Theatre. We were brought on board to supply, set up and operate the full technical system for them which included the stage lighting rig, with flown Moving Head fixtures and LED units. Radio microphones were also supplied and we mixed the sound for them for the run of the production.

Next we were with the Sedgefield Players who put on their pantomime version of Aladdin. As always great performances from the cast, with a great stage crew to go along with them. We provided Sound, including radio mic systems and playback along with lighting and effects which consisted of full stage lighting, smoke machines, UV and pyrotechnics.

The third was with STARS in Darlington, who put on their performance of The Adventures of Mr Toad at St Augustine’s Parish Centre. Not strictly a pantomime but a “child friendly musical” with “goodies” and baddies”. We work a lot with STARS, who have a great team, which we have been involved with for many years. This year the show had grown in size and what we supplied had to match. With a small orchestra / band in the pit, we had plenty of work in sound to do, including using radio microphones with the cast. Lighting was full stage lighting, with moving head fixtures. All that combined with a moving smoke effects, it was a great show to be involved with!

If you are planning a Theatre Show or Panto and require any assistance, please get in touch via our contact us form, or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

Nativity Play Sound and Lighting

Nativity Play

We have had a long but very rewarding day spent providing lighting & Sound to St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington for their Outdoor Nativity Play. The cast all braved the weather and pulled off a great Nativity Play performance with live goats and donkey. It even snowed!  A great production to be involved with, even if we did get wet!

Whatever your event, big or small, call us to discuss your requirements. Alternatively leave us your details on our contact form and we will call you back. Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.

We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

CdB Production Solutions KSW

KSW – Road to Wembley

The biggest mixed martial arts organization in Europe, Poland’s KSW Federation makes history with its first international show, scheduled for October 31st in the famous The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England.

MMA aficionados from all over Britain will be now able to witness the most spectacular combat sports event in the world, featuring some of the most exciting European fighters competing in the KSW’s circular cage.

We were brought on board to provide vision engineering and production services.   Although we have been involved with many other fight events, Poland’s KSW was a first for us.  We look forward to working with them again soon.

Whatever your event, big or small, call us to discuss your requirements. Alternatively leave us your details on our contact form and we will call you back.  Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.

We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

CDB Production Solution School Show Lighting and Sound

School Shows

The end of the school year is always busy for us, as we work with many schools and colleges supplying our services for their summer school shows and performances.  This year was no exception as we started out providing radio mic hire, sound system and our start cloth backdrop to a local primary school shows of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

We also had a production of le Miserables, which we provided sound, lighting and special effects equipment on a dry hire basis.  This included multiple radio mic channels, various lighting fixtures and control, smoke, haze and pyrotechnic systems.  We were also brought in on one of the performances to facilitate a DVD of the school shows which would be available to the cast, family and friends.

Meantime we also had full technical and production responsibility for The Sound of Music.  This was the first time we had worked with is college, for their school shows and the standard of the production was first class.  We provided all equipment for the production including lighting, sound and visual effect engineers which meant that the teaching staff could really focus on the acting and school orchestra. It was a very well received by audiences and we very much look forward to working with the college on their future school shows.

If you are planning your school shows and require any assistance, please get in touch via our contact us form, or if you would prefer to speak to someone in person give our office a call on 01325 520357.  We are always on hand to provide information and guidance.

Road Hog Full Boar used on Bamma

BAMMA

We were very proud to be asked to play our part in providing vision engineering and production services for BAMMA, The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts.

We worked along side the broadcast facilities team to make sure all the lighting, programmed on a Highend Systems Full Boar 3, looked as good on TV as if you were in the venue.  We received great feedback from the BAMMA event organisers and we look forward to working with them again very soon.

If you are planning a production or event feel free to contact us at any time you please, using our contact form on our website or one of our contact numbers.  Alternatively you can always visit us at our HQ. We have a friendly staff and a mean cup of coffee.

Let CDB Production Solutions build your ideal event with our years of experience in sound, lighting and technical knowledge.

We look forward to working with you to achieve your total production solution!

Room Mood Lighting

Room Mood Lighting

We were asked by Heineken to provide a bespoke room mood lighting package for a conference dinner they were holding in the marquee at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham. Room mood lighting is a great way of transforming any space and creating the right atmosphere for an event.

We installed the room mood lighting in the main room and entrance way to give an instant ‘wow’ factor as the guests arrived. We used all LED fixtures meaning we could make the marquee look amazing, whilst keeping it tidy, have a very low power draw and generate virtually no heat. Very important for marquees!

If you are planning an event and would like to see how we can help you, get in touch via our contact form or if you prefer to speak to us in person please call our office on 01325 520357 where we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Disco Room Lighting

Mobile Disco

We were asked to provide a bespoke room lighting, projector and mobile disco package for a surprise 50th Birthday Party.

We installed room lighting in the main room and entrance hall to give an instant ‘wow’ factor as the guests arrived. We used all LED fixtures meaning we could make the room look amazing, whilst keeping it tidy, have a very low power draw and generate virtually no heat. We were asked to wash the room in a rich pink / purple colour, but once our mobile disco