At this year's PLASA Show, 23 of the industry's leading lighting, sound, and staging companies relied on White Light to supply the lighting equipment and, in some cases, lighting crew for their show stands.
White Light's equipment could be found on the stands of AC Lighting, Andolite, the Association of Lighting Designers, Apollo, Bytecraft, City Theatrical, Flashlight, Hall Stage, LeMaitre, MA Lighting, Meyer Sound, Robe, Scene Change, Steeldeck, Triple E / Rosebrand and XTBA. British Harlequin, DHA, ETC, Rosco, Stage Technologies, Strand Lighting and Zero88 used White Light's equipment, and also used the services of the White Light Events crew led by Production Manger Jon Coventry to install their lighting.
"ETC was extremely pleased with the service that the White Light Events team provided us with on the fit-up for the PLASA Show," says ETC's Fred Foster. "We were setting up the most elaborate stand we have ever done; they made certain that the electrics presented no worries for us at all."
At the same time, White Light was setting up its own stand which included products from Robert Juliat, Look Solutions, Rainbow and ELC, as well as the new DMX controlled version of White Light's popular VSFX optical effect system, and the Digital Festoon System, which won a PLASA Award for Innovation at the show.
The rest of the entertainment industry doesn't't stop during PLASA; back at White Light's Wimbledon base, staff continued to work during the show preparing the equipment for new productions including Cloaca, the opening show of the new Kevin Spacey-led season at the Old Vic, for which Mark Henderson is lighting designer; One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, being lit by Chris Davey; Festen, being lit by Jean Kalman; and the new London production of The Producers, soon to open at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane with lighting by Peter Kaczorowski.
Further information about the PLASA Show, which will return to Earl's Court from September 11th-14th, 2005, can be found at www.plasashow.com. Further information about White Light can be found at www.whitelight.ltd.uk.