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Sparks Theatrical Hire awarded a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

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Sparks Theatrical Hire awarded a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Sparks Theatrical Hire is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a grant from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund!   Sparks is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.   Paul Anderson, the company’s founder and managing director says “This life line came just in time; with virtually no income for the last twelve months; our landlords demanding full rent, and our council offering no reduction in rates whatsoever, we were close to calling it a day. We managed to keep all our loyal...

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A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol
It's been a pleasure to be the lighting suppliers for A Christmas Carol at The Bridge Theatre.

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Panto is Back! Ohh.. Yes.. It.. Is! Potted Panto opens at The Garrick Theatre

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Panto is Back! Ohh.. Yes.. It.. Is!  Potted Panto opens at The Garrick Theatre

Sparks are the lighting hire suppliers to Potted Panto at The Garrick Theatre 7 classic pantomimes in 70 hilarious minutes! Double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff return for a tenth anniversary festive season of Potted Panto, hot on the heels of their world tour and Las Vegas residency of Harry Potter parody Potted Potter. In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin’s lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington’s London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the Ball. It’s all...

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Update: Death Drop to open 19 May - 11 Jul 2021

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Update: Death Drop to open 19 May - 11 Jul 2021

Death Drop opens at The Garrick Theatre.

Murder can be such a Drag.

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WeMakeEvents Campaign Moves to Next Phase – Stand as One

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WeMakeEvents Campaign Moves to Next Phase – Stand as One

Initially launched by PLASA in response to calls from its membership, the #WeMakeEvents campaign aims to raise awareness around the current plight of the live events sector and how it urgently needs financial support in order to survive the Covid-19 crisis. The initial response has been fantastic, including a collective Day of Action on 11th August with creative expressions across the country, including  over 700 buildings lit up in red and other activities that culminated with 4,000 socially distanced event professionals lining bridges and the bankside of the Thames,  expressing their need for support with the red alert theme. In order to represent all those in the communities...

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