The latest addition to the Robert Juliat family, the new Manon followspot, will make its UK debut at the White Light Group's Open Day to held Thursday, May 15, at White Light's headquarters in Wimbledon, southwest London. White Light is the exclusive UK distributor for the Robert Juliat range.

Manon is a 13-24° zoom followspot using a 1,200W MSR or MSD lamp. Manon has a built-in mechanical douser, an iris that can spot down to fully closed and is mounted in a removable cassette, a six-way color boomerang, and, in common with many of the Juliat followspots, the unit can also accept a gobo. To allow Manon to suit a range of venues and operators, the unit is fitted with a heavy-duty adjustable yoke.

Manon joins Robert Juliat products such as the Aramis, Cyrano, Ivanhoe, Heloise, Foxie, Pixie, and Marius which have already proved popular with a wide range of venues across the UK. Venues and companies to which White Light has supplied Juliat equipment include the BBC, the Royal Opera House, the Royal National Theatre, the Barbican Concert Hall, Guildhall, the Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford, the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, as well as many hire projects, including the smash-hit musical Chicago.

"We are delighted to be able to show Manon at our Open Day," says White Light's Bryan Raven. "We had thought that by gathering many of the leading manufacturers, and the latest moving lights and lighting consoles together under one roof, and adding food, drink, a hot-air balloon ride, and a jazz band, that we'd already provided something for everyone. But this new followspot, which should appeal to a wide range of venues, will add even more interest. As always, it's an open invitation and all are welcome."

Full details of the Open Day, which begins at 2pm on May 15, can be found at www.whitelight.ltd.uk/openday.