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TurfMesh gives a performance to be proud of

TurfMesh 1000 at Frozen Light Theatre

Frozen Light creates exciting and original multi-sensory theatre for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and tours it to theatre venues and arts centres nationwide.

As they launched their first ever outdoor production ‘Night Out in Nature’, they spoke to GCL Products about how they could utilise their outdoor space.

TurfMesh is used in an outdoor performance by Frozen Light Theatre
TurfMesh is used in an outdoor performance by Frozen Light Theatre

Who are Frozen Light Theatre?

Frozen Light makes sensory theatre for adult and young adult audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, which are toured to theatres across the UK,

It was founded in 2013, with six shows which were toured to over 70 different venues. In 2016 they were the first company to take a show specifically for audiences with PMLD to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

“Frozen Light has a passion for: stories and adventures; engaging interactive theatre; devised theatre with original and electrifying soundtracks; theatre that is fun and mischievous; theatre that questions; theatre that is bold; theatre that encompasses all senses.”

In 2021, they launched their first outdoor show Night Out in Nature.                                 

Frozen Light Theatre are a theatre for individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities
Frozen Light Theatre are a theatre for individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities

What is night out in nature?

Night Out in Nature is a new outdoor sensory installation performance for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

The premise involves four scientists that have lived inside a biodome for 10 years, nurturing the Blostma – a plant so powerful that it only flowers every 12 years. 

The Blostma blossoms under the full moon tonight.

Night Out In Nature is an outdoor theatre performance about four scientists. They used TurfMesh in order to protect the grass surface below from erosion.
Night Out In Nature is an outdoor theatre performance about four scientists. They used TurfMesh in order to protect the grass surface below from erosion.

"Accessible to all audiences, whatever the weather"

TurfMesh 1000 was used to provide access for the show – as it is ideal for grass protection and can handle pedestrian and wheelchair use.

Amber Gregory, who came up with the idea for the show, said: “When creating Night Out in Nature, our first ever outdoor production, we were thrilled to work with GCL grass mesh floor, to ensure that the space was fully accessible for our audiences, whatever the weather. “

TurfMesh is designed to be installed on existing or newly laid grassed areas. It creates a resilient and durable grass surface – which is a hugely popular solution for grass roads, car parking and access routes for emergency services.

It is easy to install and can be simply rolled out over very closely cut or newly seeded grass and pinned into place.

The beauty of TurfMesh is that it can be installed without the need to excavate the existing surfaces. It is made to last and is ideal for short, medium and long term use.

It was ideal for the show as it features a textured, non-slip upper surface meaning it is safe for pedestrian use.

As you can see from the pictures, it is highly discreet and blends into the surface.

TurfMesh 1000 is an easy to install, non slip surface
TurfMesh 1000 is an easy to install, non slip surface
TurfMesh is both discreet and wheelchair friendly
TurfMesh is both discreet and wheelchair friendly
The Grass Protection Mesh is used as both the grass protection base for the theatre performance and for the audience to stand and walk on
The Grass Protection Mesh is used as both the grass protection base for the theatre performance and for the audience to stand and walk on.

Find out more

To read about how TurfMesh was used at Grange Sports Club in Edinburgh – home of the Scotland Cricket team – click here.

To read more case studies click here.

Find out more about Frozen Light Theatre by visiting their website here.

Speak to a member of our helpful and friendly customer service team to find out more about TurfMesh and the other products in our range. Call us on 01246 418144 or email us here.

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