Mike Walker's innovative sound design, using an Apple Macintosh, an Akai sampler and the Soundcraft digital desk, is fully automated. There is no sound operator; instead, assistant stage manager Rose McIntosh oversees the system. "It was a bit scary when I first saw the faders moving of their own accord!" laughs Rose, who did study sound engineering as part of her course at drama college.
"There's a fair bit of music in between scenes, as well as sound effects to create the bar and party atmospheres. But for me, it's a couple of fades and restores, and the system runs itself for the duration of the show."