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I imagine it would be hard for anyone who grew up watching Only Fools And Horses on TV in the ‘80s and ‘90s (and on constant repeat ever since) to resist the charms of the new musical version of the hit sitcom currently selling out London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. For our cover story this month, Kate Lyon catches up with the show’s the cushty team of creatives to discover how Peckham’s finest export was realised on stage.

Also inside, Steve Moles visits the London Palladium to meet the crew currently on the road with Hozier’s Wasterland, Baby! tour. Meanwhile, Sharon Stancavage details the production behind the Jonas Brothers’ current Happiness Begins tour as it kicks off in the US ahead of European and UK dates in early 2020.

We also report on an impressive piece of sound art, as Simon Duff charts the pro audio tech helping Bill Fontana realise his sonic vision at the Beethoven Haus in Bonn, Germany in celebration of 250 years since the birth of Beethoven. Whilst Mike Clark reports on a record-breaking mass orchestral performance in St Petersburg, Russia. Also this month, I visit Highlite International’s HQ in The Netherlands as the company hosts its third Experience Day; Phil Ward gets the latest from pro audio distributor 2B Heard; and on the tech front, Simon Allen reviews DPA’s budget-friendly 2028 vocal microphone. Plus, all your regular favourites and more! As Del Boy would say: “Mange tout!”

Claire Beeson

Theatre : Only Fools & Horses

Kate Lyon details the technology at work giving legendary TV sitcom comedy characters new life on the West End stage . . .

On Tour : Hozier

Steve Moles reports from the London Palladium on the production elements deployed for Hozier’s Wasteland, Baby! tour . . .

TF : DPA 2028

Simon Allen reviews DPA’s 2028 supercardioid vocal condenser microphone . . .


LSi talks to rising star Tom Youings

Signal to noise Phil Ward speaks volumes

The Shend Interrogates Austen Gayton

Aspect ratios, by Richard Cadena

What’s in a name?

Top 10 lighting control blunders

Phil Ward talks to Borneo Brown, audio manager at the Royal Albert Hall . . .

James Simpson predicts the shape of tech to come : Globalisation

On Tour : Jonas Brothers

Sharon Stancavage reports on the US leg of the current Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins tour . . .

Symphony by numbers

Mike Clark reports on a record-breaking mass orchestral performance in St. Petersburg, Russia . . .

Beethoven’s new harmonics

Simon Duff discovers how pro audio technology helped sound artist Bill Fontana realise his latest work at The Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany . . .

Theatres Trust Conference 19

Teodora Lyubomirova reports from the Battersea Arts Centre . . .

The Highlite experience

Claire Beeson attends Highlite International’s third Experience Day . . .

New surroundings

Phil Ward catches up with the ‘2B’ brand as it widens the playing field . . .

NEXT ISSUE*: Review: LDI 2019, Las Vegas • Touring: Squeeze • Profiles: KV2 Audio and Triple E • Touring: A-ha’s ‘Hunting High and Low’ tour • Tech: Ayrton’s Perseo-S
*Subject to change


Claire Beeson

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Assistant Editor

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