English distributor Le Mark has further expanded its list of accessories section and now offers rental facilities to both trade and direct users alike. The company is launching this new service with the unique GAM Torch, a hand-held real flame accessory.

One of the first clients to take advantage of this new service was Philip Wright, technical manager with Chelmsford Theatre Workshop who rented two GAM Torches from Le Mark for Chelmsford Theatre Workshops production of King Learat the Old Court Theatre.

According to Wright, ”The crew and cast found them very easy to use. Gloucester’s entrance searching for the King was spectacular! . The fact that the fuel pellets are virtually smokeless & odorless was very important as the production was in the round in our small theatre (120 seats) an excellent product “

Mark Gibbons, who has both developed and overseen the rental project made the point: “It’s been a strange story, we entered the rental market with reluctance, so many customers saw our demos and then asked , `Where can we rent the GAM Torch?’” Our own dealer network was reluctant to put them in the hire stock, so we did it ourselves. We felt that it was such a waste to have a unique product like the GAM Torch ‘on the shelf ‘ and not be able to make it available to clients that wanted to use it.”

Le Mark plans to launch full GAM equipment rental details during the ABTT Show next month.