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ENERGY COMPANIES UNITE TO THE SWEET SOUND OF SUCCESS
Three of Pembrokeshire’s main energy companies, South Hook LNG, Valero (previously Chevron) and Dragon LNG joined forces earlier this year to come to the rescue of the Torch Theatre who were having problems with the digital audio systems in their Main House, installed as part of the Theatre’s refurbishment little more than 3 years ago.
At a recent presentation, representatives of the three energy companies came together to oversee the installation of a new piece of equipment which they had jointly funded in a rescue deal. Delivering everything that the Theatre needs for the 300-capacity Main House it also allows the Torch to match the quality of the largest venues in Wales - transforming the Theatre’s experience with digital audio which began on a less than auspicious note.
“We had a 24 channel digital desk but encountered problem after problem with it…” explained the Theatre’s Technical Manager, Andrew Sturley “…in fact, during the course of a year we had to have four replacements and eventually ended up without any console at all, which is when our sponsors stepped in.”
A multi-function venue, the Torch Theatre’s ‘Main House’ caters for plays, films, live music, dance, conferences and much more. However the Torch has recently joined a growing trend in regional theatre of showing live transmissions of high profile stage shows, such as those by the National Theatre and New York’s Metropolitan Opera which bring in a valuable extra income stream. All these place demands on the audio system, requiring the loudspeakers and mixing console to cope with the high quality sound demanded by these technological advancements.
”We are very happy to have played our part in providing this essential equipment for the Torch Theatre.“ remarked Wendy Goldsworthy of Dragon LNG. ”As well as entertainment for everyone, the Theatre also provides much needed training opportunities for young people. Our Torch sponsorship was focused on the Torch Summer School this year; teaming up with South Hook LNG and Valero also allowed us to help the Theatre move to digital sound.’”
“Through the generous and speedy support of Dragon LNG, Valero, (previously Chevron) and South Hook LNG we not only replaced the console, but found a quality product with much greater reliability. It has transformed things since the initial, very disappointing start to our use of digital audio and has transformed our audio system from being mediocre to excellent. We couldn’t have done this without them” commented the Theatre’s Artistic Director Peter Doran.
“We are not only pleased to continue our support for the Torch Theatre, but delighted to be linking with our colleague at Dragon LNG and Valero to collectively ensure that Pembrokeshire continues to benefit from such a fabulous variety of entertainment.” commented Mariam Dalziel, South Hook LNG’s PR Manager.
Jane James, Valero’s Manager for Policy, Government & Public Affairs said “Valero is also delighted to carry on this well established tradition of supporting the arts and to be joining with our neighbours at Dragon LNG and South Hook LNG to assist local arts entertainment.”
25 October 2011
PHOTOGRAPH: L to R: (available by request) Mariam Dalziel (South Hook LNG); Andrew Sturley (Torch Theatre); Jane James (Valero, formerly Chevron); Wendy Goldsworthy (Dragon LNG); Peter Doran (Torch Theatre). Photograph by Owen Howells
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SOUTH HOOK SUPPORT THE TORCH IN SETTING THE SCENE FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
South Hook has joined forces with the Torch Theatre in extending opportunities to those with visual impairments, so that all theatre goers can share in the experience of live entertainment.
The Theatre is equipped with a system currently enabling individuals with both hearing and visual impairments to share in the experience of live theatre and film with friends and family, something which others might take for granted.
Through South Hook’s support the three main Torch Theatre Company productions will be audio described, using special headsets. The first, Flowers from Tunisia was performed earlier this month and will be followed by Accidental Death of an Anarchist in the autumn, followed by the Christmas Show.
The Torch Theatre’s Artistic Director Peter Doran said “this is a great boost to the services that we can provide to the community of Pembrokeshire. With thanks to South Hook we will be able to offer more variety of performances with audio description.”
“It is great to be able to continue our support of the Torch Theatre…” commented Director & General Manager of South Hook LNG, Mohammed Al Naimi. “…especially in providing this initiative to allow visually impaired people to enjoy the experience of attending the theatre with friends and family” he said.
For more information on the audio-described performances, or any of the Torch Theatre productions, please call the Box Office on 01646 695267.
18 May 2011
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For further information contact:
Mariam Dalziel, Public Relations Department, South Hook Tel: 01437 782202 / 07810 161915
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.southhooklng.com