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Our cover this month showcases the newly opened Warner Bros. World, Abu Dhabi - the world’s larg-est indoor theme park, housing rides and zones dedicated the studios’ many popular cartoon charac-ters, superheroes and villains. Of course, behind the scenes, a heck of a lot of work has gone in to making the theme park look and sound the part, as Mike Clark discovers for his report.

Also inside, Kate Lyon visits Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse as Glaswegian synth-pop favourites Chvrches take to the stage with their retro-styled Love Is Dead tour. On the tech front, we report from another busy edition of ISE, which took place this February in Amsterdam. Meanwhile, we present our Prolight+Sound preview ahead of next month’s Frankfurt-based show, plus two in-depth product re-views as Mike Wood examines Robe’s new T1 Profile, and Mark Johnson plays with Sony’s DWT-B03R digital microphone transmitter.

We also explore the new AVB Milan protocol, meet the teams at BroadWeigh and Vue Audiotechnik, and report on the newly refurbished and upgraded Linbury Theatre at London’s Royal Opera House. Two of our industry’s shining lights are also remembered this month, as we look back at the lives of ETC’s Fred Foster and Robert Juliat’s Jean-Charles Juliat, both of whom sadly passed away this Febru-ary and will be greatly missed by the industry and all who had the pleasure of knowing them.

Plus, all your regular favourites and more!


Claire Beeson
Editor
claire.beeson@plasa.org

Warner Bros. World, Abu Dhabi

Mike Clark details the technology at work behind the scenes at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park . . .

Review : ISE

Jim Evans and Teodora Lyubomirova report from Amsterdam RAI on the highlights from another busy edition of ISE . . .

On Tour : Chvrches

Kate Lyon reports from Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse as Glaswegian band Chvrches take to the stage . . .

Regulars

LSi talks to rising star Nicole Henson

Natural Habitat Phil Ward speaks volumes

The Shend Interrogates P.J. Catsman

Building Information Modelling

Floating generators

Ethernet cables, pt. 1

Phil Ward talks to FOH engineer Michael Brennan . . .

James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : The Internet of light & sound things

Preview : PL+S

Launches and demos to look out for at the forthcoming Prolight+Sound exhibition, taking place 2-5 April at Messe Frankfurt . . .

TF : Robe T1

Mike Wood looks under the hood of Robe's versatile moving head . . .

TF : Sony DWT-B03R

Mark Johnson gets to grips with Sony's digital wireless microphone transmitter . . .

Obit : Fred Foster

Remembering the ETC co-founder and CEO who passed this February . . .

Obit : Jean-Charles Juliat

In memory of the former CEO of French lighting manufacturer Robert Juliat . . .

Bridge over doubled media

Phil Ward greets the Milan network protocol . . .

Linbury Theatre: a new chapter

Rob Halliday visits the Royal Opera House’s redeveloped Linbury Theatre . . .

A tonne of possibilities

Kate Lyon meets the team behind load- monitoring specialist BroadWeigh . . .

VUE from the top

Phil Ward observes a new push into Europe by Ken Berger’s new venture . . .

NEXT ISSUE*: Theatre: Magic Mike, London • Company Profile: Bose UK • Technical: Dante meets video • Company Profile: Rope Assemblies • Theatre: 9 to 5 - The Musical • Plus: Touring, the latest tech and more!
*Subject to change

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