Technical Details for The Grimstones — Mortimer Revealed

running time: One hour plus Q&A time.

stage: The minimum stage size is 7.6m wide x 4.3m deep. All members of the audience must be able to see the floor of the stage, as much action takes place at floor level. The show suits audiences seated in front of the stage—arena-style seating is not suitable.

sound: We require a standard in-house sound system appropriate to venue size, with CD playback and one wireless lapel microphone. The venue must provide a sound operator.

lighting: The giant books have in built lights for illumination, so access to a power point on the prompt side is required. Stage lighting can be as simple or complex as your venue allows. Download our Technical Detail sheet for detailed lighting information. If you intend to hire-in lighting for your venue, please refer to our hire-in specifications.

camera: We recommend a live camera feed for audiences over 200. We will provide camera, mixer and operator. Your venue must provide a video projector and screen. Two audience seats, centre front, must be reserved for the operator. Please allow an additional 2 hours during bump in to prepare the live camera feed. If interested in this option please ask us for more details or download our Live Camera Feed information sheet.

exhibition: Foyer posters showing how The Grimstones were made are available for audiences to browse before and after the show. The exhibition comprises 16 posters, size A1. We can bring our own portable mounting system if required.

merchandise: There is an exquisite book, The Grimstones – An Artist’s Journal, showing how The Grimstones was made. A full length dvd of the performance, a CD of the soundtrack , and Grimstones postcards are also available for sale. A table needs to be provided in the foyer for merchandise sales.

touring: The set packs down to five large suitcases which can be transported in a regular car. The touring party consists of two performers and two crew. The exhibition with mounting system comprises an additional large suitcase. Additional boxes are carried for merchandise.

bump in/out: The length of time required for bump in depends on technical details—please see lighting section above, download our Technical Detail sheet and our Bump In Notes. For live feed camera allow an additional 2 hours. Bump out takes one hour.

change rooms: The Grimstones performers require a dressing room with a mirror and access to running water and toilet facilities. We also require a clean piece of floor, 3m x 3m, for warm up. The dressing room, warm up space, and toilet facilities must be out of view of the audience.