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"The revival of Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of An Inspector Calls graces our cover this month as Rob Halliday charts the production’s evolving design, from the early ‘90s to its most recent West End run. JB Priestley’s classic thriller will no doubt be familiar to many - not least those of us who studied the text for GCSE English! With its iconic revolving ‘doll house’ set piece and trilby-wearing Inspector Goole, the production design will likely be just as familiar; no surprise considering Daldry’s production is apparently the longest-running revival of a play.

Salford University certainly knows how to celebrate a milestone anniversary, having opened a new, multi-million pound arts facility to mark its 50th year. Kate Lyon takes a trip to the state-of-the art New Adelphi Building, home of Salford’s School of Arts & Media on pages 48-54. We also report from the Guildford School of Art’s recent Robe NRG ‘LED by Theatre’ event.

On the pro audio front, sound engineer Simon Allen puts Wisycom’s new MPR50-IEM and MTK952 wireless IEM solutions through their paces for this month’s Technical Focus. Meanwhile, we report from Dorking Halls in Surrey as the venue’s theatre space installs a new sound system, and Phil Ward talks to Sue Harrison of Bose for this month’s In Profile.

With trade show season now in full swing, we look ahead at expected highlights from this year’s PLASA Focus Leeds, whilst Andy Ciddor reports from Australia’s travelling trade show, Entech.

With that, I’ll leave you to enjoy the above and more as I head off to Frankfurt before the ink is dry for what looks set to be very busy Prolight+Sound. Our bumper review of this show will feature in the next issue - so watch this space . . . "

Claire Beeson
Acting Editor

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An Inspector Calls

Rob Halliday charts the evolving production and lighting design of the classic JB Priestley play . . .

Salford Uni: Gateway to the Arts

Kate Lyon visits Salford University’s new multi-million pound arts facility . . .

Preview: PLASA Focus Leeds

Expected highlights from PLASA’s ever-popular event for the north of England . . .


Morocco Bound, Phil Ward speaks volumes

Phil Ward talks to Sue Harrison from Bose's Professional’s Systems Division

Managing Risk

The Shend Interrogates Dave Johnson

NEW: DALI – Trails & Tribulations

Hippotizer V4 presses Play, by Richard Cadena

LSi talks to rising star Hannah Talbot

TF: Wisycom’s MPR50 & MTK952

Simon Allen assesses Wisycom’s latest IEM solutions . . .

Fly By Nite: Not Making Do

Just south of Birmingham, Fly By Nite Studios is the largest purpose-built rehearsal studio facility in Europe. Steve Moles talks to the team behind it . . .

Power Play

Power specialist SES is bringing custom dimming to the market. Kate Lyon reports . . .

ENTECH: Moving Right Along

Andy Ciddor reports from Australia’s travelling trade show, as it visits Melbourne  . . .

Chroma-Q at Pinewood Studios

A recent Chroma-Q showcase event provided unique perspectives on TV and film lighting design. LSi reports . . .

If the Halo fits

Autograph has recently supplied and commissioned an EM Acoustics HALO system into the main performance space at Dorking Halls in Surrey. LSi reports . . .

LED by Theatre

Rob Halliday reports from the Guildford School of Acting as a loan package of LED lighting is put through its paces by students and pros alike . . .

NEXT ISSUE: On Tour: Amy MacDonald • Show Review: Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt • Technical Focus: QLab & Philips VL6000 • Company Profile: Area Four Industries • TV Showcase: BBC Worldwide • Event: Melbourne’s White Night


Claire Beeson
Acting Editor

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