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!
Sarah Rushton-Read reports on the close creative collaboration required to bring Dolly Parton’s hit story to the West End . . .
We report from Messe Frankfurt on the latest product launches and company announcements from this year’s show . . .
Steve Moles reports from Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena as George Ezra invites audiences inside his touring living room . . .
Sarah Rushton-Read reports from Austin’s South by Southwest Festival . . .
Mike Wood takes a closer look at Altman’s new LED PAR luminaire . . .
Rob Halliday tests the latest Vista by Chroma-Q lighting control software . . .
Durham Marenghi talks to LSi about his three decades of lighting Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall . . .
Coda Audio is playing the long game, reports Phil Ward . . .
Is HDR the gateway to truly vivid content reproduction? Chris Deighton of Brompton Technology explains . . .
SXM Festival has overcome hurricane devastation to host its third edition . . .
Rob Halliday reports from Guildford School of Acting’s open day . . .
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