Comedy of Errors

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Comedy of Errors
Written by William Shakespare
Director Peter Collins
Designer Lisa Bertellotti
Lighting Designer Simon Hayes
Sound Designer Elleanor Taylor
Venue Chandler
Performance Dates 7th - 9th November 2012

Production Credits

Production Manager Sandy McRobbie

Stage Management

Stage Manager Dougal Gudim

Assistant Stage Manager Jane Paterson


Technical Stage Managers Rebecca Coull & Melissa MacDonald


Chief Production Electrician Alice McKay

Deputy Production Electrician Oliver Gorman

Stage Electrician Michael Parkin

Lighting Operator and Programmer Sam Cunningham

Lighting Plan

Comedy of Errors LX Plan.png


Design and operator Elleanor Taylor

System Design Details

Sub placement:

2 x Tannoy T40r were rigged towards the front of the seating bank, stage left and right respectively. The idea behind the placement of the subs is to aid any base that comes from the band and music. There are only two subs, as there is no demand or need for extra bass to come through the front of house mix.

FoH speaker placement:

4 x Tannoy V12 were rigged as the FoH Mid-Top speakers. Two were rigged for FoH left and the other two for FoH right. Each pair were daisy chained. These speakers were act as the core sound for the show. Due to the size of the venue only four FoH speakers are needed. Having FoH left and right also means there is flexibility for any sound effects, music or band mix needing to come through different sides of the stage.

Desk placement:

For the technical rehearsal the desk was brought down and placed towards the top of seating bank, stage right. This meant levels for the band could be set accurately relative to the audience. After the first dress rehearsal, the desk was moved to the galleries (second level in the Chandler stage right). This meant that the operator could still hear some of the mix and music, compared to the only other option of the sound booth, where the mix and music heard would be very limited. It also meant that the operator could change the levels if need be by ‘ear’.

EV S200 Speaker Placement:

The purpose behind this speaker is so the cast could hear the song for ‘Syracusia’. This is important as they need to be in tune.

Sound Equipment List

Equipment Venue Specific:

4 x Tannoy V12

2 x Tannoy T40r

1 x Yamaha LS9 Digital Console

Booked Equipment from Venue Stock at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland:

1x EV S200

3x SRM150 Mackie Monitors

1 X Shure 55sh

3x BSS Audio AR 133

1 x Peavey Audio Link 16 by 4 Stage Box

4x 5m Jack to Jack Mono Cables

4x 5m XLR Cable

9 x 10m XLR Cable

4 x 9.5m Speakon Cable

4 x 5m Speakon Cable

1 x Round Microphone Stand

2x Large Boom Stands

4x 13 amp extensions



The Band was located upstage left. The Peavey Stage Box was used for this. This meant it was easy to plug up the band. It also meant that the sound desk had to be moved, so you could hear to mix. Due to the size of the space, it was quite a challenge, as there was no control over volume for the drums and saxophone.

All the instruments were sourced by stage management or personal belongings of cast members.

The band consisted of:

1x Fender Cyclone Electric Guitar

1x Yamaha APX900 NAT B Electric Acoustic Guitar

1 x Boss ME-50 Guitar Multiple Effects

1 x Yamaha portable Grand DGX 500

1x Saxophone

1x Microphone

Technical Stage Management

Floating Suitcase

Up stage left a suitcase was to float in an 'open' position. We attached a drift through the lining that ran along infront of the ringes and then up to a bar. To hold it in a upright position we attached a line of sash to the handle and attached that to the bar above.

Equipment List
x1 3 meter Drift
x2 1/4 tonne shackles
x1 sash @ 1.5 meters
x1 Screw eye. Size 213

This was rigged in consolation with Electrics, as it was designed to look like the strings of Festoon were bursting out




Washing line

The washing line was rigged using sash and pulleys. It was attached to the back of the wooden trunks with a screw eye. Cast attached the washing lines to pre set sash lines UCS and DSR ( using snap hooks attached to the washing lines )at the relevant point in the show- they were then taken out by the operator from the gantry at catwalk 3 and cleated off using a swivel clamp as a cleat.