Performed by Splinters Theatre Group, Sister Act raises the roof at the Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield.
Sister Act’s lighting design raised the spectacular show to a higher level, creating the emotive, joyous atmosphere that theatregoers know and expect from this gospel choir-based dramatisation. Along with the venue’s inhouse generic lighting rig, Tom Dyson, Lighting Designer from TDL, added an array of moving heads and battens to further enhance the show’s backdrop and musical numbers. He utilised numerous eLumen8 Kudos 350ZS fixtures for multiple scenes including highlighting key actors, set lighting and effect lighting for musical numbers. “T he use of the backlight on the Kudos 350ZS moving heads, along with the beam projected, helped create some new and different eye-candy effects that both myself and the show directors were really impressed with,” commented Dyson. In addition, LEDJ Pixel Storm 12 Quad MKII Battens were used to create eye-catching effects for the musical numbers, as well as uplighting the back wall of the theatre, which helped set the scene throughout the whole show.
The wide ellipsoidal beam angle made wall washing easy, covering the 8m by 10m space with an even wash of colour to suit any atmosphere. Dyson used these in 48-channel mode, which allowed him to run smooth pixel effects, further enhancing the ambience of the show – especially when the musical numbers were played out. “As we all know, Sister Act is a big, powerful production so the lighting had to emphasise that – and the lighting from our LEDJ and eLumen8 brand did just that,” noted Dyson. “T DL was glad to work with the Splinters Theatre Group again providing the lighting design, programme, operation and crew for this. We are already excited for the next venture together.”
Photo courtesy of Prolight Concepts Group