EUSOG Edwin Drood photo by Samuel G. Hill

November has been a busy month for sound hires with wireless systems and backline much in demand, as well as a packed calendar of corporate events for our PA systems.
At The Pleasance we supplied wireless mic systems for The Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group (EUSOG), who hosted the players of the Victorian ‘Musical Hall Royale’ in their musical rendition and premiere performance of Dickens’ last novel, ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’.  The whodunit is set in the crumbling cathedral city of Cloisterham, where the mystery unfolds as you discover the crisscrossing stories of its characters that all have one thing in common: reason to murder Edwin Drood.  The difference with this production is that it is the audience who decides who the culprit is. Once Drood has gone, the audience is asked to vote on key questions regarding the outcome of the plot. The company will then engineer an ending in accordance with your specifications and with over 400 potential endings it will keep you guessing until the end.
Dundee Jazz Festival saw us supplying backline for award winning high energy Texas guitarist and harp player Hamilton Loomis and his brilliant American band who were playing at the Gardyne Theatre. Backline was also the order of the day for Barnardos ‘Showtime’ the must-attend black-tie event of the Scottish charity calendar.  Held at Edinburgh’s 5-star Prestonfield House the aim of the evening is for 350 guests to be spoilt from beginning to end. The evening starts with a champagne reception followed by a sumptuous dinner and top quality entertainment making for a very enjoyable night.  There is also a fantastic auction split into 2 parts: a live auction, with a variety of exclusive and money-can’t-buy items and a silent auction, with prizes varying from luxury breaks to unique items from sporting history.  All in all it is wonderful way to raise money for a very worthy cause. Barbara