Lighting designer Phil Supple has lit all the productions of Sticky which, he says, just keep growing. "The principal difficulty is that I never get to see it beforehand. There's no rehearsal - I have to focus and programme the show before the tower has emerged. At Croydon the weather the night before was so bad that I did the programming in my car!" For the Croydon show, the lighting rig was supplied by Fourth Phase, which incorporates what was Midnight Design, a company Phil has worked with many times over the years. "The lighting equipment has got to be weather-proof, which is why I use Studio Due outdoor floods," said Phil.
In addition to four 1800W City Color and three 1200W City Beam outdoor floods, other equipment supplied by Fourth Phase included Avo dimming racks, an Avolites Pearl desk, four Diversitronics Data Strobes and a long-throw Clay Paky Shadow Followspot, plus other outdoor floods, fresnels, Pars, rigging and plenty of Lee gel!