At KRS we pride ourselves on being the ultimate support act.
Whether it’s providing rigging and production support for the biggest acts in the world or helping with PR stunts, we strive for excellence.
So when we received various letters - one from an MP praising our work at a recent major event - we knew we were doing a great job!
Of all the events we provided support to over a busy summer, one stands out for the joy and healing it helped bring to a community – Les Miserables at the Jo Cox Theatre, performed by the Batley & Spen Youth Theatre Company.
This was an event where people really came together to remember a public servant tragically taken away from a community she was doing her best to support. Jo was not only an MP for Batley & Spen, she was a community leader, mother, wife and friend to hundreds of her constituents.
This needed a collaborative approach in order to make the project a success and with KRS’ contacts we were able to call on our great generous friends in the industry to make sure there were no last minute hitches. Sven’s “little black book” from over 20 years in the industry helped enormously, calling in the likes of Brian Yeardley’s for their truck expertise, LS Live and Blackout
The success of the run was phenomenal, gaining local and national press attention and to be part of this success makes everyone at KRS very proud.
And then we receive two letters, the first from Donna Monday, producer of Hear the People Sing, saying…
“None of this would have been possible without your contribution. As well as celebrating Jo’s life and putting on a great show, we have also changed people’s lives and aspirations, and your company was a big part of that.”
And from Tracy Brabin, current MP of Batley & Spen…
“Working with people at your standard is an opportunity you just couldn’t buy, and I know our young people have taken the opportunity with both hands. This will be something they will remember for the rest of their lives and it will be thanks to you.
“Les Mis is about revolution, supporting each other, and a desire to change the world for the better. This is what you have done. We will all be eternally grateful and you will always be welcome in Batley & Spen. You are now honorary Yorkshire folk. Thank you.”
In this competitive market we work in, it’s testament to the characters of these companies that these projects can be supported. KRS is proud to be one of the many companies that supported this wonderful event. Special thanks to our friends Kevin Hopper at Brian Yearley's, Ben Brooks at LS-Live and Kevin Monk's at Blackout