Splat! Team Production Blog
Welcome to The Splat! Show Team production blog. Here you will find important updates from the team that make the Splat! Show a reality.
Update: Friday 31st July
Today the UK Government announced new measures to tackle a rise in new Coronavirus cases. The following areas are now under new restrictions: Greater Manchester, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Leicester. If you live in these areas then we will be unable to host you at any of our shoots (Commercial and Private Experiences). If you have already booked a private experience with us and you live in one of these areas, please contact us.
We continue to follow the current official guidance and are monitoring the situation. Any future updates will be posted here on our COVID-19 updates page. We appreciate your continued support during this challenging time.
Update: Sunday 12th July
This past week we resumed our shooting operations by welcoming our first private experience guests since the shut down that occurred in March. We have now scheduled our first commercial shoot with Mark Anthony that will take place on Tuesday the 21st July. We will continue to move at a slower pace than normal with our commercial shoots for the foreseeable future as we monitor the current situation. Private experiences will continue to be held and are open for bookings but our commercial output will not return to normal for some time.
Update: Tuesday 7th July
We are now re-starting our physical operations, we have been accepting private experience bookings since we re-opened bookings towards the end of June. Please note that we are nearly fully booked for July, so if you want to book a private experience for July please do so before the 12th of July.
Update: Tuesday 23rd June
We are pleased to announce that we will be restarting our physical shooting operations from the 4th July. We will be operating under our new shooting safety framework during this time. You can find out more about this here. Private experience bookings are now open for new bookings and we will be announcing our first commercial shoot since the lockdown soon.
Update: Sunday 14th June
We are now gearing up to re-start production on our commercial shoots and private experiences. We are currently aiming for a July re-start, no earlier than 5th July. We are awaiting UK government guidelines about when we can resume. Currently they have said that we will be able to re-start from July 4th depending on the current situation near that date.
Our physical shooting operations will be running in a slightly different way compared to before the pandemic while the virus is still circulating in the community. While we don’t think you will see anything different on screen, we have provided our new shooting safety framework for you to read. We have done this so you can find out more about how we are operating during the COVID-19 Pandemic and to reassure future guests if they are coming to us over the next few months. Please take a look at it here.
Update: Thursday May 14th
We hope to resume our shooting operations from mid to late summer. We are monitoring the situation carefully and will update this page with updates when we are ready to announce them.
Update: Friday 10th March
The UK Government announced new measures today to counter the growing COVID-19 epidemic within the UK. These new measures will have an impact on all our operations going forward until the situation stabilises.
Private Experiences: Bookings for our private experiences are no longer being accepted at this time. The UK Government has said that there should be no social contact where necessary. This covers all ages within the UK. This could last for a few months or longer. The UK Government is also recommending a halt to unnecessary travel at this time.
If you already have a private experience booked then we will contact you asking you to delay until the situation improves and we can run your private experience. The health and safety of our clients is our top priority. We understand this will be disappointing but we are following official government advice and haven’t taken this decision lightly.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and hope to resume our private experiences as soon as possible. Our private experiences are usually held with two people in the studio, Pete and the private experience client and we are currently evaluating if we can resume our private experiences as soon as possible.
These are unprecedented times and action has to be taken to help support the effort to stop the spread and protect as many people as possible.
Future Commercial Shoots: All future planned commercial shoots have been put on hold until further notice.
Stay Safe and Look After Each Other: Other than that, we here at The Splat! Show wish all our fans the world over the best of health over the next few weeks and months as the world grapples with this pandemic. Look after each other, especially the frail and elderly, stay safe, and please WASH YOUR HANDS.
We always strive to be transparent and honest with our fans. There is no denying that the current global situation is dire, but IT WILL get better. We wanted to share this update with you so you know we are taking this situation seriously while still trying to maintain business as usual.
The Splat! Show Team
End Of Season 17 and 2019 Update
Technically there’s still a month of 2019 to go but I’ve just looked at the Splat diary (and my own one!) and realised if I want to get a “Review of 2019” done…. well I’m going to have to do it before 2019 is actually done. Don’t worry, this isn’t just going to be a copy and paste from previous blogs and it’s not going to be one of those “month by month” things either….. mostly because, as you’ll see, 2019 has been something of a blur. Instead, I thought I’d fill in a load of blanks, let you know a few things that have been going on behind the scenes and do a bit of a tease for some up coming things. There’s one other thing this blog needs to do as well…. but more of that later.