The Broadway hit The Producers is coming to London and it is being supplied by White Light and The Moving Light Company.
The Producers is an adaptation of Mel Brooks' film, brought to the stage by director/choreographer Susan Stroman. The New York production won a record 12 Tony Awards, including the prizes for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design and Best Lighting Design,
All of these award winners, including Susan Stroman, set designer Robin Wager and lighting designer Peter Kaczorowksi, will soon see their work recreated in London, with a new production opening at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Working with them will be US associate lighting designer Mick Smith and a British technical team including production manager Richard Bullimore, UK assistant lighting designer Alistair Grant and production electrician Gerry Amies.
The Producers sees Peter Kaczorowski continue his working relationship with White Light: the company also supplied the equipment for his designs for She Loves Me at the Savoy Theatre and Kiss Me Kate at the Victoria Palace. For The Producers, White Light will supply a rig consisting mainly of ETC Source Four profile spots along with Strand 6" Fresnels, L&E Ministrips, Lycian followspots, Wybron color scrollers, and smoke machines from MDG and Le Maitre. The Moving Light Company will supply an automated rig including 34 Martin Mac2000 Spotlights, 16 Martin Mac2000 Performance Spotlights and 6 Martin Mac2000 Wash units. The rig will be controlled by an ETC Obsession 2 and a Whole Hog 2.
The Producers opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on November 9th. The production also continues White Light's long-standing association with the theatre, to which it supplied the equipment for the ten year run of Miss Saigon followed by The Witches of Eastwick, My Fair Lady, and the current production of Anything Goes.
For more information go to www.whitelight.ltd.uk.