Here at Electro Kabuki, we’re enthusiastic when anyone expresses an interest in our kabuki drop system. And we’re keen to encourage the next generation of inspirational and creative people into the staging and theatre industry.
That’s why we immediately agreed to a very polite request from the students at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London for the loan of an Electro Kabuki system. RADA was to stage one of its biggest musical shows of the year – Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods.
The entire production was down to the students – actors, stage crew, producer, director, musicians, the whole lot. The staging in the second act called for a kabuki drop of a painted backcloth drape the full width of the stage; an effect made all the more dramatic by strobe lighting and powerful audio to represent a storm, during which the rear of the stage was revealed.