A Round Up of Stage Management Day

Here’s a taste of the activities the Stage Management students have been getting up around the buildings today on International Stage Management Day.

*The Crimp Plays had a matinee performance and will perform again this evening in the Milton Court Studio. This production has a Stage Manager, a Deputy Stage Manager and two Assistant Stage Managers. They’re also being helped out by Production Management, as you can see in the picture

julia insta

*The Consul is in rehearsal and the fit up is taking place on the Silk Street Theatre Stage. This production has a Stage Manager, a Deputy Stage Manager and four Assistant Stage Managers. Here are the Assistant Stage Managers hard at work


*The Cherry Orchard is in technical rehearsals in the Milton Court Theatre. This production has a Stage Manager, a Deputy Stage Manager and three Assistant Stage Managers. Here is one of their props tables set for technical rehearsals in the stage left wing

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There are loads of Stage Management going’s on across the buildings on a daily basis, as well as visits to external companies and productions.

Happy International Stage Management Day to everyone working in Stage Management departments everywhere! #stagemgrs17


For more information on our Stage Management pathway, see www.gsmd.ac.uk/technical_theatre/programmes/ba_hons_technical_theatre_arts/stage_management_pathway/

Or come join us at an Open Day – www.gsmd.ac.uk/technical_theatre/open_days/ 

For more information on Stage Management in general, including International Stage Management Day, see www.stagemanagementassociation.co.uk/

Today is…

…International Stage Management Day 2017.

To start us off this morning, here is a blog post written by one the first year students, summing up the visits that we went on last week. These included a backstage tour of The Royal Opera House, seeing ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ at County Hall (directed and designed by the team that will be working on a drama production here later this term) and then to A&M Prop Hire.

In our first term as 1st year Stage Management students, we kicked off our trips this week with an amazing visit to the Royal Opera House where we were given the incredible opportunity to go backstage during one of the fit ups. The theatre was a lot bigger then we expected, with wondrously intricate pieces of scenery stacked neatly and perfectly ordered for the chronological building of each piece. We finished the tour with a visit underneath the stage where we got to see one of the trap doors!

Witness for the Prosecution was next on our agenda, a site specific production staged in the County Hall court room on the Southbank. This golden classic by Agatha Christie was hugely complemented by the court room atmosphere. It is safe to say we all enjoyed the evening.

To end the week, we had a trip to A & M Hire Limited in Acton. The store was a warren of extraordinary props that ranged from mystical statues from far off lands to jukeboxes from the 1950’s. We found all sorts of incredible props which encouraged and inspired us as we plan for our prop tables and productions still to come.

Thank you to everyone for making our week so memorable.

1st years

Here’s a photo of the first years.

Check our Instagram throughout the day today to see what the students are getting up to around the school on Stage Management Day.