The UK’s Festive holidays ignited the zany and uniquely British performance phenomena of pantomime which came to theatre stages up and down the UK! This year lighting designer Andy Webb was delighted to be asked to design two high-profile panto shows – Aladdin at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury and Beauty and The Beast at the Festival Theatre in Malvern, both for UK Productions (UKP).
The UK panto season is back with a BIG bang after waiting in the wings during 2020 as the country squared up to Covid-19, reigniting all things panto like slapstick comedy, toilet-brow innuendo, gawdy sets, psychedelic vibrance and total craziness for which it’s known and appreciated, with lighting designers around the country delighted to be back working on this peculiarly English and highly expressive genre of performance.
Spanish performance phenomenon Circo de los Horrores (Circus of Horrors) present “Apocalipsis - A Day After”, their fourth epic circus rock opera production combining the drama of theatre, the pumping rhythm of rock ‘n’ roll and the adrenaline buzz of circus, which is currently touring key Spanish cities after launching in Madrid. It will also tour internationally.
It’s panto time again in the UK… with the slapstick, craziness and innuendos flying as fast as a foam pie in the face…
The Istrian National Theatre is located in the stunning medieval port city of Pula on the Istrian peninsula in Croatia and is one of the most important cultural institutions in the region, renowned for the quality and innovation of its productions.
Centrum Spotkania Kultur (Centre for the Meeting of Cultures) – ‘CSK’ for short - in the heart of Lublin, Poland’s ninth largest city is an impressive and cool arts, performance and culture venue opened in 2016.
The intriguing Leonardo da Vinci “Energy of the Mind” exhibition is being lit with 120x Robe ParFect 100 LED luminaires in the charismatic, newly opened EC1 Łódź City of Culture in Poland.
Robe MegaPointes are making their presence felt on the current European tour by Slovenian / Croatian duo 2CELLOS - Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser – with another jaw-dropping lighting design by Crt Birsa.
Just like the fairy-tale glass slipper that glided effortlessly onto Cinderella’s foot uniting her and Prince Charming, lighting designer Andy Webb has designed a beautifully colourful and fitting lighting scheme for “Cinderella”, this season’s pantomime at Blackpool UK’s famous Grand Theatre … utilising entirely Robe LED products.
Robe Actor 6 and PARFect 100 LED fixtures are installed as part of the architectural lighting at the Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw Poland, one of the most significant Roman Catholic buildings in the country.
Teamwork is a great thing, and this was clearly evident for Slovenia’s 2017 PopRock Festival, a high profile national TV live event broadcast from Ljubljana, where lighting designer Crt Birsa and set designer Greta Godnic worked their creative magic in a special collaboration … with the help of 200 plus Robe lighting fixtures!
Robe DL7S Profile LED moving lights and PARFect 100 LED PARs have been specified and installed at the prestigious Estonian National Concert Hall (Eesti Kontsert), located in the heart of picturesque capital city Tallinn and home to the Estonian National Orchestra (ENO).
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