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Though the film version of revenge fantasy 9 to 5 detailed office life of the 1970s, its West End musical spin-off has transported the story to the 1980s, enabling its creatives to embrace “a punchier palette, power-dressing and advancements in technology”. Sarah Rushton-Read details the close creative collaboration employed behind the scenes in her report . . .

For singer-songwriter George Ezra’s recent arena tour, the artist requested that large-scale venues should feel like a cozy living room for his audiences - complete with over-sized lampshades, arched windows and lanterns. No mean feat for a production team, but thankfully with Cate Carter and the Bryte Design team on-board, the idea was deftly realised. Steve Moles details the process for this month’s On Tour feature.

Also inside: We visit South by Southwest festival as it turns Austin, Texas into a glorious hub of live music and creative thinking; Phil Ward gets the latest from Coda Audio; and Kate Lyon charts the rise of Outback Rigging. Our extensive Prolight+Sound report, includes news of the latest product launches, demonstrations and developments revealed at the show. Meanwhile, Mike Wood reviews Altman’s AP-150 RGBW LED luminaire and Rob Halliday gets to grips with lighting control software, Vista 3 by Chroma-Q. Plus all your regular favourites and more. Enjoy!

Claire Beeson

9 to 5: The Musical

Sarah Rushton-Read reports on the close creative collaboration required to bring Dolly Parton’s hit story to the West End . . .

Review : PL+S

We report from Messe Frankfurt on the latest product launches and company announcements from this year’s show . . .

On Tour : George Ezra

Steve Moles reports from Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena as George Ezra invites audiences inside his touring living room . . .


LSi talks to rising star Rachel Goldberg

Prolight society Phil Ward speaks volumes

The Shend Interrogates Nico Vedts

Networked audio and encryption

Lightning safety at events

Ethernet cables, pt. 3

Phil Ward talks to Kraftwerk’s FOH engineer, Serge Gräfe . . .

James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : Big Data

Festival : SXSW

Sarah Rushton-Read reports from Austin’s South by Southwest Festival . . .

TF : AP-150 RGBW

Mike Wood takes a closer look at Altman’s new LED PAR luminaire . . .

TF : Vista 3

Rob Halliday tests the latest Vista by Chroma-Q lighting control software . . .

A spectacular anniversary

Durham Marenghi talks to LSi about his three decades of lighting Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall . . .

Happy ending

Coda Audio is playing the long game, reports Phil Ward . . .

Beyond resolution

Is HDR the gateway to truly vivid content reproduction? Chris Deighton of Brompton Technology explains . . .

The phoenix rises

SXM Festival has overcome hurricane devastation to host its third edition . . .

It’s not easy being green

Rob Halliday reports from Guildford School of Acting’s open day . . .

Expanding the Outback

Kate Lyon charts the rise of Outback Rigging . . .

NEXT ISSUE*: Festival: SXSW, Austin • Review: Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt • Touring: George Ezra • Profile: Elation Professional, Europe • Theatre: 9 to 5 - The Musical • Plus: Touring, the latest tech and more!
*Subject to change


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