Tech Sunday


Stage Manager Dick Clark discusses technical requirements with the teams, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday

Yesterday was ‘Tech Sunday’ which is the day where our entering companies come to Swindon’s Arts Centre for their technical appointment in preparation for their performance in our festival which opens on Thursday. As you can probably imagine, Tech Sunday is an incredibly busy day! There are a million and one things to do to make sure our entering companies have all they need for their performance. Happily everything went smoothly and even though things were pretty full-on, we managed to snap a few shots on various cameras and phones to give you a taste of our day. [Pictures taken on phones will only post quite small here – apologies. We’ve included them anyway as it’s still fun to get a peek behind the scenes, even if it’s a small one!]


RWB Productions get the feel of the stage, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday


PVADYS lighting check, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday


Moving sets into the backstage lift, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday


Assistant Festival Director Ashley Heath makes sure the entering companies’ programme details are correct, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday


Front of House Coordinator Paula Clifford gets all the festival admin organised, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday

LPs 1

Lechlade Players work on their lighting plot, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday

In the wings

In the wings, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday

LPs 2.2

Lechlade Players walk through a scene, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday


Stage Manager Dick Clark makes sure all the paperwork is in order, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday


Athenaeum Limelight Players try out their set, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday


Technical Manager Dom Bray works the desk, hj1act 2016, Tech Sunday

So now we’re all set for opening night on Thursday and very excited to see what hj1act 2016 brings. Huge thanks to all the entering companies for working so hard and to the hj1act team for making it all run so smoothly. Massive thanks also to Dave Jell at Swindon’s Arts Centre for all that he and his staff do to support our festival.

Don’t forget to book your tickets at the Arts Centre Box Office on (01793) 524481

See you all there!


Up Next: Opening Night


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The Harold Jolliffe One-Act Play Festival supports  SWINDON 175
Celebrating 175 years since the birth of Swindon as a railway town
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