Check out all our coverage from the show floor at PLASA 2012 from the 9th - 12th September at Earls Court!
Brilliant Stages Build a Man For Take That’s Tour
Take That’s Progress Live 2011 Tour reunited its 5 original performers for the first time in over 15 years as they played to packed stadiums in the band’s biggest tour to date.
There's no Place like the Palladium
L. Frank Baum's novel has been adapted into a hit MGM film, three silent movies, comics, a Broadway musical and countless other stage and amateur productions, so it was only a matter of time before The Wizard of Oz hit the West End.
The future of Channel 69 - what you need to know
By now you have probably heard that in 2012 Ofcom will be clearing out the 800Mhz frequency band which includes Channel 69. If you own any radio microphones or other RF equipment such as IEMs (In Ear Monitors) that operate within this spectrum you will… [more]
The Stage Managers tool kit
Lois Dawson shares with us what every well equipped stage manager should carry with them in their kit.
A substantial Robe moving light rig was used for the final of the 2013 Miss Universe Slovak Republic event, a high profile co-production between the In Agency and the Miss Universe Organisation, staged at the Aegon Arena National Tennis Centre in Bratislava and broadcast live on national TV channel RTVS 1. Lighting was designed by [...]
Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) supplied projection and lighting equipment plus design and programming services for the brand new ARC Festival, an innovative one day event celebrating electronic music and digital arts, staged in three domed and two tented structures in Eastville Park, Bristol, UK. CPL’s client was festival organisers ARC AP. The Festival’s directors are [...]
The Lighting Hospital – the UK and Europe’s only independent Electronic Service Department for the professional lighting industry – has recently moved to new expanded premises in Bristol. This has enabled further streamlining of its processes to offer an even faster and slicker service for damaged lighting kit needing urgent treatment! The success of the [...]
Blackburn UK based lighting and visuals company HSL supplied Lighting Designer Neil Carson with full lighting production for chart topping, Brit Award winning singer songwriter Emeli Sandé’s most recent UK tour, together with a ‘specials’ package for the European section. Carson – who has worked with HSL on several previous projects including Chase & Status [...]
Lighting and set designer Eli Sirlin utilized over 120 Robe moving lights in his lighting scheme for the 2013 Festival Nacional de la Vendimia (National Grape Harvest Festival), a high profile world-renowned celebration of wine and the wine-making industry held in Mendoza, Argentina. The 2013 event, staged at the Frank Romero Day Greek Theatre, celebrated [...]
The Olivier Awards are a glittering celebration of the very best of British Theatre, recognising actors and productions alike for stunning performances across a range of genres. For the 3rd consecutive year, XL Video sponsored the Award for Best Set Design (won by Bunny Christie and Finn Ross for ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog [...]
Threaded Rack Rail Clip Nuts to be precise! Pro Audio Stash (PAS), leading UK professional audio and AV suppliers and 19 inch racking specialists launches an innovative new captive nut design – the Threaded Rack Rail Clip Nut! This is set to become the much-anticipated alternative to traditional cage nuts The PAS Clip Nuts contain [...]
The South African State Theatre in Pretoria has added more Robe LED fixtures to its lighting inventory … specified by Head of Lighting Simon King. The latest purchase includes 12 x MMX Spots, four DLX Spots and four ROBIN 300 LEDWashes and follows quickly on the heels of 40 x Robe LEDForce 18 PARs and [...]
Scandinavia’s leading contemporary circus company Cirkus Cirkör from Stockholm, Sweden have purchased Robe MMX Spots and LEDWash moving lights for their current touring schedule, which presents their latest breath-taking work, “Knitting Peace”. Renowned for their original, intimate, exciting and thought-provoking work, Cirkus Cirkör was Sweden’s first circus groups of the genre. Under the artistic direction [...]
Leading European flightcase manufacturer 5 Star Cases launches its first season of motorsport sponsorship in sponsoring British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) racing driver Jack Goff. 5 Star join a number of other high profile professional entertainment industry players including Robe, HSL, AC Entertainment Technologies, Green Hippo, J&C Joel and LS Live, who are enthusiastically supporting [...]
London, UK based lighting and visuals rental company Colour Sound Experiment (CSE) has made a substantial new investment in LED screen with the purchase of 100 square metres of BT6 6mm pitch high resolution surface. The product has been manufactured specially for CSE to their specifications and will join the company’s existing stock of BT12 [...]
Penn Elcom GmbH has acquired Netherlands based flightcase manufacturer Flightware BV in a very amicable agreement which will strengthen and diversify The Penn Elcom Group’s flight case product design capabilities and ranges yet further. The agreement was reached between Thomas Mostert CEO of Penn Elcom GmbH, the distribution arm of the Penn Elcom Group in [...]