The Visitor’s Book at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre

dBS Solutions were pleased to support Sarah Nelson & James Atherton’s production of ‘The Visitor’s Book’ at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre earlier this month. The new musical is an uplifting exploration on the impact of loss, abandonment and ultimately the importance of family and forgiveness.

The performance ran from the 9th May to 11th May. dBS Solutions have designed several music productions in Hope Mill’s intimate space and there’s no room for error so the sound design had to reflect this.  One reviewer Aaron Loughrey from Reviewer Number 9  said ‘The sound design also reflected the intimacy – the cast were clearly using headsets but it sounded as if the microphones were not there and I mean that in a good way. Every whisper, every word and sigh were heard as if you were right there beside that actor even if they were 6 metres away and with their back to you.’

We would like to credit the photographer Lewis Wileman for the wonderful pictures and also dBS Solutions Sound designer Gareth Edwards for all his hard work.  The shows design featured an Alan & Heath GLD console, Sennheiser evolution radio mics and speakers from Em Acoustics.

It was great to again be working with Lighting designer John Slevin.  John specified a rig of Robe Robin moving lights to compliment the house lighting system also supplied by dBS Solutions.