The lights go out, birds begin to tweet, and the houselights
Silence falls upon the audience as the houselights
As the houselights
dimmed for a brief preset, an eerie soundscape composed by Adam Cork played as Jude Law sat behind a dark gauze that filled the proscenium.
I won't give away the plot but I can tell you he still dies in the end." Speaking of politics, he said: "Up here in the North we have a minister for the environment who has just banned a TV advert advocation energy conservation by switching off houselights
. So we appear to have a minister for the environment who doesn't want us to know about good energy practice.
It was built on the site of the old Dingle Picturedrome and opened in March, 1937, with what was said to be the first cinema in Britain to have the Gaumont "projectomatic" system, which automatically changed the reels during projection of films, as well as controlling the houselights
and stage curtains.
Even before the houselights
have dimmed, a chorus of offstage jeering and chanting suggests a lawless mob.
In urban Cape Town, theatregoing is commodified by managements to smooth the visitors' path into the theatre with safe parking, restaurants, bars and bookshops to allow for browsing and anticipation, and reception of the play is moulded at arm's length by third parties through pre-publicity, posters, programme blurbs, the lowered houselights
in the theatre, as well as the reviewing press, all of which target the individual theatre attendee sitting quietly in the darkened auditorium.
She draped the stage in black curtains and dimmed the houselights
(not common practices at the time) so that she could emerge from pure blackness into her fiery apparitions.
have come up and they won't give you your money back.
The pellet feeder light was lit with every pellet delivery, and the houselights
remained on throughout the session.
Once an audience member buys his or her ticket, other factors come into play before the houselights
Then someone's father prances about a bit dressed as a king, the spell is broken, the houselights
rise and the dancers realise everyone went home half hour ago.