Production analysis

 

PRODUCTION ISSUES

Firearms

a)            Licence (long time), variation order (4wks)

b)            Shotguns, replicas, de-activations

c)            Safety rehearsal

d)            Safe storage of guns, ammunition

e)            Regular cleaning & maintenance

f)            Earplugs/defenders

g)            Standby’s and failsafes

Child performers:

a)            Licence from LEA (2wks before rehearsals)

b)            Chaperone

c)            Separate dressing room

d)            Rehearsal availability

e)            Tech schedule

f)            Curtain calls

g)            Hour limitations

h)            Duplicate casting

Music/dance

a)            MU or Equity contract

b)            Piano tuning

c)            Instrument hire

d)            Consumables: strings, reeds, drumsticks

e)            Arrangements, tuition

f)            Extra, specialised rehearsal space

g)            Special rehearsal room requirements for runs

h)            Dance surface, sprung floor

i)            Bar work

j)            Warm-up room

Naked flame, smoking, smoke, dry ice

a)            Authorisation

b)            Inspection

c)            Placing of ashtrays, watered

d)            Rehearsal props: number & timing

e)            Fire marshals

f)            Extinguishers

g)            Candles wired to holder

h)            Herbal fags

Food

a)            Preparation time

b)            Hygienic preparation area

c)            Heating devices

d)            Rehearsal props

e)            Storage (fridge etc)

f)            Vegetarianism

g)            Dry mouth foods

h)            Substitutes

i)            Difficult drinks (esp beer)

Pyrotechnics

a)            Licensing

b)            Safety routines

c) Special equipment

Fights

a)            Special rehearsal

b)            Armoury maintenance

c)            Crash mats

d)            Blunted/protected blade edges

e)            Fight director (certificated)

Specials

a)            Magic

b)            Aerial ballet

Specialist equipment & insurance

Extra payment

Harness,

Costume and set design allows

c)            Traps

d)            Running water, plumbing

e)            Slapstick business

Costume cleaning

Mess on stage, temp floor cover, cleaning, interval

Gunge/splosh recipe

f)            Blood (stains, manufacture)

g)            Breakaway props, crockery, sugar glass

h)            Weather effects

i)            Nooses – soft rope and failsafe

j)            Strobes –

k)            Archery

 

Shiny surfaces – reflections and reflected light

a) Mirrors

b) Silver objects (trays, tea sets etc)

Nudity; sex scenes

Extras, crowd scenes

Animals

Licensing/local authority policy

Special space/stabling/cage

Soundproofing

Manure

Minders

Weekend care/lairage

 

Vehicles

Remove petrol tanks, system

Limits on fuel (if any)

Run-up and run-off

 

 

DESIGN EVALUATION

Aesthetics

Clarity of concept

Interpretation of text

Size of set

Implications on rehearsal room

Complexity of markout

Size

Height

Extra levels

Furniture

Light switch positions

Costume, prop, furniture requirements

Prop complexities

Use of costumes

Actions

Special garments, shoes

Canes; fans

Costume changes

Wigs, hats

Pockets for props

Implications on stage

Space for the action

Exits; entrances

Door openings (direction)

Access for scene changes

Rakes

Getoffs

Rostra – safety rails

Traps; revolves

Placing and use of windows

Scene changes

Size (timespan)

Crew

Quantity of stage dressing

 

Sightlines

Visibility from prompt position

Provision for LX, Sound etc.

Orchestra pit

 

 

Logistical considerations

Time

Fit‑up logistics

Strike logistics

Weight of build of surrounding prods

Materials

Type of materials

Cost of materials

Stock usage

Suitability of materials re: fire resistance, strength etc.

Paint; painting requirements

Labour

Labour requirement for build/make

Logistics of build

Extra costs of labour

Size of crew

Safety for crew & cast

Space

Accuracy of model

 

P.a. requirements

Mechanics

Access for Tallescope

 

 

Touring, transfer, resale possibilities

 

Touring considerations

Transportability

Texture of set (damp getins, damage)

Quality of transport

Size of set

Get‑in access

Weight of scenery (transport, lifting)

Requirement of travelling wardrobe/carpenter

SM workload

Size of set (Fit‑up time)

Theatre tech spec:

Dimensions

Sightlines

Flying system

Stock masking

Lighting/sound

Performance time re get‑in etc.

Staff allocation

Capability of venue staff

Risk Assessment

Safety of cast & crew

Weight of scenery (manual handling)

Suspension & flying

Fireproofing

Access to levels

Mechanics