Hidden faces behind stage shows

The show will go on, thanks to the theatre industry's audio-visual and lighting professionals, yet there is little protection for them when things go wrong

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Audiences see only their work, never their faces. Their names may not even appear in the programme booklet. But without them, the show cannot go on.

The Straits Times speaks to some of the riggers, engineers and programmers who risk life and limb to make Singapore's shows, concerts and spectacles happen.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2018, with the headline Hidden faces behind stage shows. Subscribe