Stage shows company moves onto Carlisle's Kingmoor Park

A new company has landed at Kingmoor Park in Carlisle with a bang!
Explosive Productions Ltd – the company responsible for big show productions for some of the biggest tourist names in Europe including Fred Olsen, Britannia Hotels, Center Parcs and Bourne Leisure – has just completed the internal remodelling of two adjoining units on Kingmoor Park Central.
The company now has a show stopping base for its productions including a dance and rehearsal studio, costume storage and administration offices. The base will be used to produce and rehearse large scale production shows for both their UK and international holiday and corporate clients.
This season’s productions include 35 performances each week for the five Grand Britannia Hotels, 15 weekly shows for cruise ship giant Fred Olsen and numerous large scale productions for Center Parcs.
In one six-week period the company will use approximately 50 professional, trained, freelance performers from one national audition, to perform 240-plus shows nationwide for The Bourne Leisure Group.
To kit them out a resident seamstress, based at Kingmoor Park, oversees the production and design of more than 200 flamboyant costumes, which are tailor made, depending on the show themes for each season.
The company was created more than five years ago by former head of entertainment for the Rank Organisations Sid Sims and his then deputy Andrew Cope to provide live entertainment for the holiday and corporate market.
Commenting on his new base, Sid Sims said: “Carlisle is the perfect location for us as we use freelance performers from all over the country who will now rehearse at Kingmoor Park.
“Its easy access to the motorway network is a real plus.
“We are located in a lovely, leafy part of the site among a variety of other businesses where we can quietly get on with what we do.
“I think it will be quite interesting to see the reaction from other business when we have 30 or more girls turning up for rehearsals.”
For more information on Explosive Productions Ltd visit its website at