On stage at the National Theatre
Appearing on stage at the National Theatre is a proud honour for any actor or actress, and not one that is normally bestowed on a glazing company from Norfolk...but that is what has happened.
In sixteen years at IDSystems we have installed our doors on boats, in iconic buildings, in the homes of film stars and on remote islands...but it isn't every day our doors form part of a set on stage for a major theatrical production.
During November our team of installers completed the fitting of a rather unique set of pocket sliding doors on the Lyttelton stage at the National Theatre. The 3m wide single panel doors are a prop in Tony award winning Director Ivo van Hove production of Hedda Gabler, a contemporary adaptation by Patrick Marber of Henrik's Ibsen's masterpiece starring Ruth Watson.
The production opens for previews tonight (Monday 5th December) and runs through a near sold out 67 show programme until the end of March - including a NT Live performance on the 9th March where that evening's performance will be broadcast live to more than 650 cinemas across the UK and around the world.
The pocket sliding doors were designed exclusively to meet the specific requirements of the National Theatre, and were expertly installed in to a jig so that should the play go on tour the whole set can be unbolted and moved on casters.