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Leading the way this month is Sarah Rushton-Read’s detailed report on the staging of Sam Mendes’ The Lehman Trilogy. An epic tale of the rise and fall of Lehman Brothers, the show started life at the National Theatre, before moving to New York’s Park Avenue Armory and back to London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Though it is currently on hiatus, fear not - The Lehman Trilogy returns next year with a limited run on Broadway from 22 March to 20 April. So, if our feature whets your appetite, there’s still a chance to see the show . . .

We’re also pleased to bring you a fascinating insight into the lighting for 2018’s Academy Award-winning Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, as Steve Moles talks to Tony Simpson - concert lighting designer for the film. Meanwhile, Kate Lyon decamps to the Scotland to detail the technical infrastructure at work behind the scenes on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

This September saw the PLASA Show once again take place at London Olympia. Praised by many as “the busiest in years” thanks to a significant increase in attendance, the exhibitors LSi spoke to were certainly pleased with the event, with product launches, UK debuts and the 2019 winners of Awards for Innovation all detailed in our bumper report.

There’s plenty more inside, including: Mike Wood’s review of the Martin MAC Allure Profile; Teodora Lyubomirova’s report on Phantom of the Opera’s recent audio upgrade; a look at the 2019 KOI Award winners; plus we discover more about 3LR Lighting . . . and loads more! Enjoy!

Claire Beeson

Theatre : The Lehman Trilogy

Sarah Rushton-Read reports on the technological spectacle that follows the rise and fall of the Lehman brothers . . .

Review : PLASA 2019

Ahead of this month’s show at London Olympia, we take a look at expected highlights from the showfloor, including early PLASA Awards for Innovation entries . . .

Festival : Edinburgh Fringe

Kate Lyon reports from the cultural phenomenon that is the sprawling Edinburgh Festival Fringe . . .


LSi talks to rising star John Boswell

Shock waves Phil Ward speaks volumes

The Shend Interrogates Adrian Vines

British standards and Brexit

Risk management, pt. 2

Precedence and priority

Teodora Lyubomirova talks to lighting designer Emmanuelle ‘Gigi’ Pedron . . .

James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : Industry 4.0

Film : Bohemian Rhapsody

Steve Moles talks to Tony Simpson on the challenges of recreating some of Queen’s most iconic gigs for the Oscar-winning film . . .

TF : MAC Allure Profile

Mike Wood reviews Martin’s RGBW effects fixture . . .

KOI Award winners 2019

Celebrating the best in lighting and visual design following a glittering ceremony at Hammersmith Apollo . . .

Chichester’s Quantum leap

LSi reports on Chichester Festival Theatre’s recent audio advances . . .

Phantom sounds

Teodora Lyubomirova unmasks the latest audio upgrade of long-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera . . .

One network, many possibilities

LSi discovers how a single BroaMan network ensured a complex lighting, pyro and sound installation on Lake Annecy went swimmingly . . .

3LR Lighting

Matt Lloyd on his new venture, the third light receptor and ‘lighting by emotion’ . . .

NEXT ISSUE*: Theatre: Only Fools & Horses The Musical • Touring: Hozier • Audio: Bill Fontana’s ‘Harmonic Time Travel’ • Profile: Highlite International • Tech: DPA’s 2028 vocal mic reviewed • Plus: Theatre, the latest tech and more!
*Subject to change


Claire Beeson

Teodora Lyubomirova
Assistant Editor

Kelly Williams
Media Sales Executive

Greg Morely
Media Sales Executive

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