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Talks overs new venue for show

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Talks overs new venue for show

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THE BIG SHOW, which will host five of its six shows at the soon-to-be-closed Plantation Theatre, is seriously discussing with one of its sponsors the possibility of building its own venue.
Even as the tent prepares to open  Sunday, chairman Hallam Nicholls told the media yesterday that they  had discussed the  matter with Digicel  and a new venue could  be in the works in the near future.
“I’ve tried to encourage Digicel to construct  a venue to accommodate probably 2 000 people  or a bit more . . . . I’ve also asked them, and Alex [Tasker, Digicel’s commercial director] can attest to this, to let it come with the latest equipment because one  of the constraints is the cost of producing a tent.  Glitz and glamour
The Big Show costs us $20 000 every night we come out . . . . Digicel  is looking at it and I believe it will come  to fruition in the  not-too-distant future,” Nicholls told those attending the  tent’s launch at  Hilton Barbados.
Promising glitz and glamour, First Citizens Bank Digicel The Big Show will feature six shows this year, with five at The Plantation, starting Sunday and continuing June 30,  July 7, 14 and 21. The tent will be judged  on July 12 at a venue  to be announced.
One innovation is  the possibility of sponsorship by cricket’s Caribbean Premier League, which runs  from July 30 to August 6 and is also sponsored  by Digicel.
“It’s really a good window for them to come on board with us and let us talk about calypso cricket. That’s what  [our cricket] used  to be called years ago,  and now that T20 cricket is the thing, it gives  new meaning to calypso cricket,” said Nicholls.
The other innovation  is live streaming at a cost to viewers, mainly  being targeted across the Bajan diaspora.
The cast is John  King, Gabby, Red Plastic Bag, Serenader, Adonijah, Pompey, Miguel, Biggie Irie,  Mr Dale, TC, Natahlee, Classic, Leah and  emcee Mac Fingall.  (RJ)