London, UK based drapes specialist Cover It Up has supplied a substantial quantity of drapes and scenic surfaces to Phil McIntyre Entertainment for the current Ricky Gervais “Science” UK tour.
The company has supplied many previous projects for McIntyre's including Dancing on Ice, Peter Kay, Bottom, Chris Rock, Russell Brand, The Mighty Boosh, and not forgetting – notably – a pair of giant 20ft red underpants for one of the Little Britain tours.
The basic touring package was specified by Adam Scott, the tour's production manager, complete with a selection of “get out of trouble” items!
Cover It Up's Rhys Sion says, “It's been great working with the team at Phil McIntyre Entertainment again and especially with Adam Scott. The drapes give the stage clean edges and the versatility of the touring package has made the tour possible in venues with such variable dimensions to accommodate the touring set”.
Included in the package are black wool serge (BWS) lighting and video truss borders, legs, headers and a set backdrop plus over 25 metres of tab track.
The backdrop consists of a 40' x 20' black wool serge cloth, and there are a total of five 48ft by 2ft drop lighting and video truss borders. The tabs border is another 48' wide by 2'6 length, and the 4 legs each measure 4ft wide with 25ft drop. There are two 6ft x 27ft BWS legs for the front tabs, and the drapes picture is completed with the two 25' x 25' tabs themselves.
Cover it Up has a massive range of dimension combinations that can be offered “off the shelf” they have the width, they have the length and anything in between. "Sometimes a few inches makes a real difference," confirms Rhys Sion
If the exact size required is not available, a skilled team of machinists can produce bespoke pieces in-house within a matter of hours.
The Ricky Gervais tour started at the end of August at Glasgow's SECC and has just finished at the Brighton Centre.