Lighting designer, Louis Oliver, avoided the use of follow spots or remote tracking as part of his design intent for the show, choosing instead to work with Ayrton fixtures to provide key lights for the young Canadian singer, and carve out dramatic backdrops with creative back, top and side light. The set is overhung by a large disc shaped video screen.
LORD OF THE FLIES
At first sight, Sydney Theatre Company’s latest production of Lord of the Flies offers a naked rehearsal stage under harsh fluorescent light, but then stagecraft takes over and the stage is transformed.
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a 20th century masterpiece, as relevant today as it was on its publication in 1954. In it, Golding created an enduring modern myth, examining humanity’s terrifying capacity for self-destruction.
Chicago is back in town, and it’s vulgar, brassy, loud, and totally irresistible! Kander and Ebb’s vaudeville valentine of murder and celebrity in Chicago of the 20’s still delivers with all the theatrical razzle dazzle anyone could ever need.
In Australia to headline Splendour in the Grass, Childish Gambino played a handful of arena shows for those not lucky enough to get to Byron Bay. Cory Fitzgerald was the Creative Producer and lighting design was by Sarah Landau.
The show featured little in the way of video except for the six rolling floor pods which were custom made by the lighting supplier Chameleon Touring Systems as there was no time to ship the originals over. These pods each contained six Claypaky Mythos, two TMB Solaris Flares, two lasers and a fog machine on one side and on the other, wrapping around the structure a little, there was video covered in smoked Plexiglass to create a different surface to regular video screens.