Stage Electrics has supplied a custom-built Stage Management desk to The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton. Located in the heart of the midlands, Wolverhampton’s oldest running theatre, The Grand presents a wide range of major touring productions every year. After their stage management desk of 20 years was no longer suitable for their needs, Ray Tizzard of The Grand, turned to industry experts Stage Electrics for a custom designed replacement.
Stage Electrics’ Paul Lucas, liaised with The Grand to establish the requirements of their new Stage Management desk. Once specifications and drawings were signed off and an inspection of the existing infrastructure was undertaken, the Stage Electrics in-house team then went into production of the desk.
The facilities of the desk are a Theatre Cue 16 channel cue light master station, 12 individually addressable cue light outstations, four 8” flat screen video monitors, an Altair dual channel comms master station, dimmable LED task lighting, a bespoke control panel with control for show relay speaker, show relay muting, paging, a digital clock & stopwatch as well as a multicore cable to connect the new desk to the existing building infrastructure. The whole Stage Management system was built into a Flight Case that cleverly transforms into a traditional SM desk shape.
This new stage management desk, was delivered by Stage Electrics’ own Steve Chappell who commissioned it to work with the existing building structure. The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre team is “thrilled” with this “major improvement” to their stage management system.