Out with the old and in with the new for Woman in Black rig

out with the old and in with the new

Selecon lens luminaires are regular performers in London’s West End. After running for 17 years the producers of The Woman in Black, playing at the Fortune Theatre, decided to replace the White Light hired rig that has been performing Kevin Sleep’s design since the show opened back in 1988 at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith.  Kevin Sleep chose Rama and Acclaim Fresnels to replace the aging rig’s Patt 743s and Patt 123s, following a consultation with White Light.

The rig change took place over three consecutive weekends, with a White Light crew led by Martin Chisnall working with the Fortune Theatre’s crew overseen by chief electrician Ted Tomiak.  The crew worked over night after the Saturday show to de-rig the old equipment, rig the new, focus the lights and then re-light during Monday ready for the Monday night show.


Venue The Fortune Theatre
Designer Kevin Sleep
Chief Electrician Ted Tomiak
Selecon Dealer White Light

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