An event company is making audience participation events easier than ever before, thanks to an exciting new invention.

The Big Mic Ball has been created by North East production management and audio visual company, Big Purple Productions, and has removed the need to pass around a hand held microphone.

The Big Mic Ball is a soft ball made from foam which houses a radio microphone, which can be thrown into an audience without fear of damage.

It was dreamed up by Big Purple director, Eddie McKay, who wanted to find a solution to the clunky practice of having to hand a mic around.

“We were just sick of doing it and it could also interrupt the flow of an event if you had a big audience,” he said. “So I decided to create a solution which would work and had some novelty value as well.”

The mic ball, which is made of the same material as a stress ball, is now being imported to 13 countries around the world and the company is looking at other options such as a rugby ball shape.

“We are able to brand them up for clients if required as well and can produce them in a variety of colours,” said McKay. “We’ve found a simple and highly effective solution to a problem, which works perfectly and gives an added wow factor to an event.”