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HSL supplied moving lights, LED elements and set for the launch of theatre producer Bill Kenwright’s new boyband and their debut of the “Dream On” album made by 7 finalists from the recent hitBBCTV series “Any Dream Will Do”. The show was staged at the London Palladium theatre.
HSL supplies many of Kenwright’s theatre shows and tours, but what clinched this one for them as suppliers was that they came up with a unique set and lighting concept that could also be integrated with the existing lighting rig servicing the Palladium’s current resident production, “The Sound of Music”.
HSL’s Mike Oates project managed. He explains, “The brief included creating a design for the show that resembled the TV series in some ways, but that also had a bit of rock ‘n’ roll attitude and individuality of its own. It also had to be got in and out and rigged in a day”. HSL contacted Leeds-based Production North who have a large stock of set elements, and asked them to collaborate with the set.
Together, they came up with a set based on a 40ft wide, 8ft deep and 7ft high top section, flanked by a dramatic sweeping staircase, 32 ft wide at the bottom, tapering to 8ft at the top. Left and right More >
C Venues is presenting over 200 shows performed by 140 companies from all over the world across the 3 week festival period. It’s the largest theatre programme on the Fringe, representing a vibrant mix of all types of performance genres including dance, drama, comedy, physical theatre, musicals, film, cabaret, events and workshops.
The supply has included over 350 lighting fixtures, desks, dimmers and several kilometres of cable.
It’s the third year running that HSL has supplied C Venues atEdinburgh. Mike Oates says, “We’re really pleased to be involved with C-Venues and the Fringe again. HSL has a history of working with all types of theatre shows, and it’s great to support all the energy and enthusiasm – not to mention some cutting-edge performances – of the Fringe”.
Each C Venues space has a ‘standard’ rig comprising of basic fresnel wash cover, a selection of Source Four profiles with different lenses and assorted More >
Blackburn UK based lighting rental company HSL once again supplied lighting across 4 buildings and 15 theatres for C venues, who provided the largest theatre and new writing programme of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
HSL has been working with C venues since 2005. The project was co-ordinated between Mike Oates at HSL and C venues production manager Richard Williamson, who also co-designed the C venues spaces with artistic director (and international lighting designer) Hartley T A Kemp. The lighting supply included the provision of generic and moving lights, dimming, power distribution and trussing, plus a technician – this year Ellen Connolly– for the fit up and get out periods, who trained the C venues crews who ran the shows for the month-long duration of the Festival.
This year, HSL invested in the new Avolites Power Cubes to supply various C venues spaces with a perfect solution for small theatres needing a mix of dimming and hard power. Their new Robe ROBIN 300 Series moving lights are also proving ideal for those expediently sized spaces benefitting from the dynamics of moving lights for their different productions.
Mike Oates commented, “We were proud to be working with C More >