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!
Sarah Rushton-Read reports on the technological spectacle that follows the rise and fall of the Lehman brothers . . .
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 . . .
Kate Lyon reports from the cultural phenomenon that is the sprawling Edinburgh Festival Fringe . . .
Steve Moles talks to Tony Simpson on the challenges of recreating some of Queen’s most iconic gigs for the Oscar-winning film . . .
Mike Wood reviews Martin’s RGBW effects fixture . . .
Celebrating the best in lighting and visual design following a glittering ceremony at Hammersmith Apollo . . .
LSi reports on Chichester Festival Theatre’s recent audio advances . . .
Teodora Lyubomirova unmasks the latest audio upgrade of long-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera . . .
LSi discovers how a single BroaMan network ensured a complex lighting, pyro and sound installation on Lake Annecy went swimmingly . . .
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!
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