Nov 2, 2019
This was a really fun little tour with Amy Nicholls and her company. We took it to Falmouth University, The House in Plymouth, Circomedia in Bristol and Jacksons Lane Theatre in London.
I used the house rig in each venue but toured an Avolites Titan Mobile desk to keep as much consistency as possible. The show featured floor and aerial work with rigging and counterweighting by James Arscott.
Oct 1, 2019
In September 2019 I worked with Nina Bambrey at Whispering Wood Folk to stage the first outdoor production of Starflower to use lights.
We performed the show in Leigh Woods in Bristol, and at Bretton Hall in Yorkshire. It was performed as a promenade show and had three main areas that had to be lit.
As they were literally in the middle of the woods, we had no power. Plus lights had to be set up quickly and then taken down after each performance as it was a public area. So we used Astera Triple Pars on stands to light the performance areas. These are excellent compact battery powered units that have the added advantage of control by a phone app. No mains, and no data cables.
To uplight the trees I used a set of Prolights SmartBat which transformed the set into something very special. In addition we had flaming torches on each side of the performannce areas. It was a small and perfectly formed show featuring rigging by Kino Placebo and assistance by Justine Squire and Lindsey Drage.
Jul 16, 2019
We are back after a year off. And we have a better team than ever and as always, brilliant performers.
Thanks to Avolites for providing us an Arena for the gig, and to Chauvet for the lights. We got to use Maverick Mk II washes and profiles and they proved to be perfect for the job.
The rig is evolving as it goes, and I think this year is the perfect configuration.
May 16, 2019
Starting life as an outdoor show, Extraordinary Bodies What Am I Worth? is beginning to take shape as a touring show.
I was asked to come and light the set at Invisible Circus in Bristol so we could make a video to promote it.
The set consists of a massive steel wheel that revolves on bearings mounted on short vertical trusses. Performers work beneath it and on it.
We plan to tour it in UK venues in 2020
Jan 12, 2019
In December 2018 the Pirates returned to the Brighton Dome for their Christmas show. This was the new show entitled HOME and was a reworking of the previous shoes called R.U.H.M that we had previously presented at he Pontio Theatre in Wales and the Roundhouse in London.